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Treasurer

The Organisation:

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland was established to support, extend and improve wildlife rehabilitation resources in Ireland; promote awareness and education about Irish wildlife for the general public and for professionals working in this and adjacent fields; take any other action that will improve wildlife welfare and conservation in Ireland.

Our most challenging and exciting project at present is building Ireland's first Wildlife Rehabilitation & Teaching Hospital. The aim of which is to save the lives of thousands of injured wild animals, whilst promoting public respect and love for nature, & providing educational opportunities and therapeutic benefits to people who visit and work at the wildlife hospital.

 

General duties

• Comply with WRI’s governing document

• Ensure WRI is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit

• Act in the best interest of WRI

• Act with reasonable care and skill

• Manage the assets of WRI

 

The responsibilities of the Treasurer are as follows:

• A proven knowledge in financial management or accountancy

• A deep insight into all financial policies and controls and propose any recommendations for change

• Oversight of compliance and risk management in in line with usual board responsibilities

• Evaluate and monitor the adequacy of financial controls and procedures and ensure the organisation is compliant with best practice principles

• Advise the Board on financial implications of proposals, cash flow problems etc

 

Qualities and skills required

•     The candidate must be a qualified Accountant, ACA or CIMA qualified, ideally with at least 5 years senior management experience

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Trustworthiness and reliability
  • Strong sense of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to manage deadlines
  • Teamworking ability
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accountability

 

Board Meetings:

WRI have monthly board meetings and additional sub-committee meetings. Meetings are held via zoom at present, and will return to in-person meetings, with an optional zoom link, when Covid restrictions permit.

 

Registered Charity: 20142551

Company No. 555237