Honorary Treasurer

  • Job Reference: 00030148-1
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Maryhill Burgh Halls
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Voluntary
  • Sector: Finance & Revenue, Leisure, Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust (MBHT) was established in 2004 as a registered charity in northwest Glasgow to save the Victorian Burgh Halls from demolition and bring the Halls back into community use. MBHT raised over £9 million to regenerate the building and it reopened in 2012 as a multipurpose space including an event venue, office spaces to let, a local heritage site including a museum and exhibition space and collection of artefacts as well as a lovely in-house café. MBHT continues to look for ways to engage and involve the local community to promote local culture, arts and heritage and highlight the excellent community facility of the historic Burgh Halls. The Burgh Halls mean more to us than just bricks and mortar - they are a source of identity, pride and belonging and rich in history of the area.

The Board of Trustees is now seeking someone to give guidance and oversight to its financial management. The position of Honorary Treasurer is a voluntary one and is likely to require a time input of 6-8 hours per month. The role would suit an accountant who has retired or is working part-time.

The Honorary Treasurer would be most welcome to join the board of Trustees and participate in the overall oversight of the Trust’s mission and operations, though that would not be an essential requirement of the role.

It is proposed that the Treasurer:
• Advise/chairs the Finance Committee
• Oversees financial reporting and advises on appropriate presentation
• Oversees (and where necessary, produces) budgets and budget forecasts
• Advises on and leads any review of financial procedures
• Liaises with professional advisors including for VAT and with the bookkeeper
• Is responsible for ensuring that the audit is undertaken and accounts are prepared at the appropriate time and in the format requited by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and that all financial reports and accounts are lodged with OSCR and Companies House at the required time
• The Treasurer will also work with the bookkeeper and other staff to ensure that appropriate processes and checks are in place to enable the agreed financial procedures to be fully adhered to.

For further information please contact the Chair of the Board, Peter Coyne at chair@mbht.org.uk