OPP OF THE DAY: Branch Treasurer, The Multiple Sclerosis Society – Dudley District Branch

Why we need youms society
An estimated 100,000 people in the UK have MS. The MS Society supports people with MS through research, care and support. We aim to empower people affected by MS through information, emotional support and advice. We need volunteers to continue to support thousands of people across the UK.

What you could be doing
– Maintaining accurate and up-to-date accounting records for the branch
– Ensuring proper financial controls are established and complied with
– Act as one of the bank signatories
– Preparing and presenting relevant and regular financial reports to the committee
– Submitting annual audited or independently examined accounts to MS National Centre and any other financial reports as required
– Advising the branch committee on effective financial management, the proper use of branch funds and the financial implications of committee decisions in line with the constitution of the MS Society
– Taking the lead in planning and budgeting the branch’s finances with the rest of the branch committee
– Ensuring a smooth handover to the next Treasurer, as all documents and money are the property of the MS Society
– Ensuring the branch is claiming gift aid as appropriate

What skills, experience and abilities you need
– Book-keeping skills or experience of working with financial systems would be beneficial but training can be provided
– Accuracy and attention to detail
– Willing to work as part of a team

What you need
– Excellent communication skills in order to effectively share information with the branch
– Experience of using email, internet and Microsoft office packages
– Access to a PC or laptop

What the MS Society can offer you
– We will reimburse out-of-pocket expenses – such as lunch and travel – in line with the MS Society’s expenses policy
– An opportunity to develop new skills and build on existing ones
– A chance to meet new people and be part of a supportive and friendly team
– An Induction pack
– Treasurers’ induction course and Treasurers’ forums
– Support from the Finance Team at the MS National Centre in addition to support from the Branch Chair and local staff member

Learning and Development
– Core Learning
Welcome pack and induction into the MS Society

Time commitment
We are flexible about the hours and days you volunteer. We understand that you have other commitments and will work around you.

Location
You will be volunteering at home and out and about in your local community

Young people and this role
You must be over 18 years of age to volunteer in this role

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Lyndsay Smith
Email: Lyndsay.Smith@mssociety.org.uk

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