About the role – Treasurer

As a charity, we depend on money we raise to fund the work of the group and need to report each year to the Charity Commission on our financial status. The treasurer plays a key role in the group, monitoring and managing the finances of the group, making sure that the group’s financial information is maintained accurately and meets all of the relevant laws, and submitting the group’s annual accounts to the Charity Commission.  

Alongside this, the treasurer works with the section leaders and the rest of the executive committee to decide how to use the money we raise to provide the best quality scouting that we can to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in the 27th Cambridge Scout Group.

Previous experience of financial management is useful but not essential, but this role needs someone who is organised, confident with financial information, and able to communicate well.  This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend around six Executive Committee meetings every year.


 Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association’s policies).
Training Requirements: Must complete Module 1 within 5 months of full appointment.

The responsibilities of the Treasurer include:

  • Manage and monitor the financial activities of the Group and its Sections and Executive Committee
  • Act as Treasurer for the Scout Group
  • Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the Executive Committee
  • Leading the Executive Committee in the creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these
  • Ensuring that all financial reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts, cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations
  • Ensuring that the Group is financially able to function, has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place
  • Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Executive Committee and presenting these at the Annual General Meeting
  • Administering the process of Independent Examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules
  • Membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-Committees set by the Executive Committee where appropriate
  • To be a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings and activities
  • To uphold the responsibilities of an Executive Committee as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules
  • Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the Group
  • Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the Group
  • An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the Executive Committee
  • A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Executive Committee
  • Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Executive Committee and aims of the Group