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Finance Team (Team Member)

To provide support, assistance and input to the financial control operation of the parish.

Responsible To: Hon. Treasurer
Time Committment: Normally 9 am (Mondays) for approx. 3 hours but alternate weeks for some duties
As part of this role a volunteer would have the following responsibilities:
  • Control and maintain all records and documentation involved in the "planned giving" schemes
  • Produce regular returns to Diocese and respond to requests for information
  • Maintain Revenue approved records of weekly Gift Aid donors
  • As part of the Finance Team, count, balance and bank all service collection monies, weekly envelopes and cash/cheques (Monday mornings)
  • Maintain appropriate record of fees and attendances
  • Prepare and input all information onto computer and prepare computer generated reports when required
  • Arrange all cheque payments, as required, and process into computer system
  • Process monthly bank reconciliation together with all relevant computer reports
  • Prepare sundry correspondence as and when required

A volunteer in this role would require some or all of the following attributes:
  • Some experience of cash control and accounting systems
  • Ability to use Maths and English skills with confidence and clarity
  • Computer literacy desirable
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

In order for someone to be able to perform this role the following training and support will be given:
  • Initial training regarding all procedures provided by the Church Treasurer
  • Regular contact and discussion with Treasurer
  • Working alongside existing team members for a minimum of three months
  • Full discussion before any system changes are introduced
  • Interchange of most duties to ensure variety, interest and breadth of experience

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