Headway Birmingham & Solihull is a local charity affiliated to Headway UK. With over 30 years’ experience, Headway Birmingham & Solihull provides a wide range of services to all those affected by an acquired brain injury to include their carers and family. We are a small local charity offering services throughout the whole brain injury journey, from support at the hospital stage through to continued rehab and access back into the community. All our Trustees play a pivotal role

Due to the retirement of our long-standing Treasurer we are currently seeking a voluntary Honorary Treasurer to start from October 2021.

We are ideally looking for a qualified Accountant and/or someone who has experience of charity finance and accounts to oversee and support the work of our Finance Team through:

• Monitoring the financial standing of the charity and reporting to the Board regarding the organisation’s
financial resources.
· Overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process and reporting financial health to the Board of
Trustees at regular intervals.
· Taking a strategic view to financial planning whilst also ensuring compliance and control processes are in
· Supporting the Trustees to carry out their regulatory financial responsibilities.

Honorary Treasurer Roles & Responsibilities

The overall role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of a charity's affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

The responsibilities of the Treasurer will vary depending on the powers delegated to the Treasurer, but generally include:

• Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements.
• Being assured that the financial resources of the charity meet its present and future needs.
• Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy.
• The preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board.
• Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
• Liaising with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters.
• Advising on the financial implications of the charity's strategic plan.
• Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy.
• Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investments held and the aims and objects of the charity.
• Monitoring the charity's investment activity and ensuring its consistency with the charity's policies and legal
• Ensuring that the accounts are audited and prepared in accordance with company law, any auditors'.
recommendations are implemented, the accounts are included in the annual report and are submitted to the
relevant statutory bodies, eg the Charity Commission and Registrar of Companies.
• Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
• Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the charity.
• Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing.
• Attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way.
• Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required.

Person specification for Treasurer

In addition to the qualities needed by all trustees, the Treasurer should also possess the following:

• Financial experience and business planning skills
• Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes
• Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
• A preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board
• A willingness to be available to give financial advice and answer enquiries from any staff
or volunteers on an ad hoc basis

Accountancy qualification (desirable)

If you feel you have the skills, knowledge and experience required, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Donna Rowe (Personnel Administrator) at [email protected]

The Board welcomes applicants with the right experience from a diverse backgrounds and also welcomes applications from people who have personal experience of acquired brain injury.

Please tell us if there may be any barriers to your engagement with us and we will actively support you with your engagement.