Message from the Chairman

After 8 years of service Dom Graham is resigning as Treasurer in January owing to his work commitments.

The Committee of Canterbury RFC invites applications for the role of Treasurer. The principal tasks of the Treasurer are as per the RFU Treasurer description below. This can be discussed in more detail at interview.

It should be noted that some of the tasks on the attached description are carried out by the CRFC Office.

This is a volunteer role, but is equally a very critical role for the organisation in ensuring compliance and best practice accounting standards are met. Therefore, a reasonable background of financial experience is necessary.

To apply for this role please send an email detailing your experience and/or your CV to Alison Williams the CFRC Hon Secretary on secretary@cantrugby.co.uk. Alison will then distribute your email as appropriate.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2018

Interviews/informal discussions will be held and candidates will be advised of these dates by the Advisory Board of the CRFC.

We fully appreciate that all of our community lead busy lives. However, the club both needs and relies on volunteers to help it run well and to progress. If you feel you are well suited to this role, you are urged to volunteer.

We are One Club and your Club needs you!!

Honorary Treasurer

What you can do for your club:

Look after the club’s finances to make money work for the club
Know exactly where the club stands financially at any time
Review and recommend financial policies for the club to ensure fairness and equality of opportunity eg reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
Contribute to strategic business planning for the club’s future

The role:
Reporting to the management committee you will:

Plan and monitor a budget each year
Prepare and present the accounts for the end of year financial report
Deposit money and issue receipts promptly
Keep accurate records of all transactions
Keep the committee informed of any trends and issues
Prepare and submit any statutory documents needed (e.g. VAT, tax, PAYE and NI returns, grant aid reports)
Renew insurances annually
Make sure the club has paid relevant affiliation fees
Raise invoices and undertake credit control as required
Deal with suppliers, coordinate timely payments, ensure appropriate documentation is obtained
Manage cash flow
Monitor membership subscription income (likely in conjunction with membership secretary)
Monitor commercial activity (bar, hall hire, catering etc) (likely in conjunction with bar manager or equivalent)
Manage the club investment portfolio (if relevant)

Ideally you’ll need to be:

Financially knowledgeable, with skills covering bookkeeping, accounting, VAT returns and rules, PAYE (and investment if relevant)
Numerate
Careful and confident with figures, cash and cheques
A good record-keeper
Good with a computer and the relevant programs
Aware and decisive

What you’ll get out of it:
A club cannot function without handling money, so this is a key role with a great deal of responsibility. You’ll already need to be financially competent and this is a great way to keep those skills sharp. You’ll be fulfilling a respected role in the community and providing a vital service to the club.

How much time it will take up:
Depending upon the size of the club, around 4 – 7 hours per week, rising at financial year end.
Please note that several of the tasks above are handled by the CRFC Office