What we're looking for
RSPB local groups are community based groups, run entirely by volunteers, that promote the aims and objectives of the RSPB in the local community. We offer RSPB members and the public the opportunity to become involved in, learn about and assist us in our work to save nature. The group runs popular events and activities like indoor talks, walks and trips, as well as fundraising and attending local community events. The role of treasurer is essential in ensuring the group operates effectively and makes a good financial contribution to help the RSPB save nature. Responsibilities Collect and bank income from group activities. To ensure all cheques raised on the RSPB charity bank account are signed by two registered signatories. New signatories or changes to the signatories for the RSPB charity bank account must be arranged through the Finance dept. To ensure that all income and expenditure for the group is recorded whether of a charitable nature or otherwise. The financial year end should coincide with that of the RSPB (31st March). To monitor group finances regularly To advise the group committee on the financial implications of their activities Ensure surplus funds are donated to the RSPB when appropriate, while keeping enough for group operating costs. Attend a one day group treasurers training workshop at our headquarters in Bedfordshire within your first year in role. To arrange for the accounts to be audited. To present a financial report at each group AGM, summarising income and expenditure for the previous year, progress during the current year and recommendations concerning funding, including the proposed level of subscription. To complete the annual financial return for the group and return it to the Finance Dept by deadline date given.