ICEL Vacancy: Treasurer

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By Chamber Press Office, 12 May 2023

The Role:
The Treasurer is a volunteer member of the Board. The Treasurer is assisted by the Chief Executive Officer and the Administrator/Events & Communication Manager in carrying out her/his tasks. The vacancy will arise upon the current Treasurer, Averil Power BL (CEO of the Irish Cancer Society) taking up a position as an ordinary member of the Board leading strategic development.

Responsibilities will include the following:
The Treasurer is the officer responsible for the sound financial management of the Centre, and for ensuring that the Board complies with the financial reporting obligations of the Centre. The Centre’s governance is set out here. The Treasurer’s responsibilities include the following: to evaluate and monitor the adequacy of financial controls and procedures; to have oversight of compliance and risk management; to advise the Board on financial implications of proposals; to ensure the ICEL is compliant with financial best practices; and, to ensure that all fundraising and borrowing is in accordance with legal obligations and prudent financial management.
Assisted by the Centre's Chief Executive Officer, the Treasurer presents the annual budget, revised budgetary forecasts, cashflow reports, annual report and financial statements to the Board and the annual report and financial statements to the annual general meeting.
The Treasurer is a member of and accounts to the Board, is a member of the Officers’ Committee, reports to the Audit & Governance Committee on behalf of the Board on financial matters, attends the Advisory Council and the General Meetings, and is a Charity Trustee. The Treasurer will also attend the Nomination, Employment and Remuneration Committee when requested to do so. The Treasurer plays a key role in development of the Centre's strategy, governance and activities, and will be committed to the charitable purposes of Centre.

Desirable skills
• Professional experience in financial management, accountancy, senior business management, a senior level in the public service or equivalent governance experience;
• A professional qualification in accounting, law or governance
• Experience in funding of charities, including grant funding and sponsorship
• An interest in (and ideally, involvement in) matters related to the European Union and/or the Council of Europe.


Application Deadline
Applications should be made to, should be received by close of business on 19th May 2023 and will be treated strictly in confidence

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