Trustees and Treasurers

3 March 2021

Trustees, Treasurers and Bookkeepers – these are all roles that charities, groups and associations need.

So what are these role and what do they involve?

Of course, each charity, group or association will have their own role descriptions, but very briefly:

  • Trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, but could also be referred to as the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.  There can also be specific trustee roles such as chair and treasurer.

  • The Treasurer has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the Management Committee to safeguard the organisation’s finances.

  • A Bookkeeper’s roles includes recording transactions such as income and outgoings,  processing payments, conducting banking activities, reconciling bank statements and producing financial reports.

Here’s some roles that are currently looking to be filled: