East Lancs Branch

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Message from the Chairman - Vacancy for Branch Treasurer

Thursday 29 August 2019

Dear East Lancs CAMRA Member,
As some of you may be aware, five months ago we began a review of the Branch’s financial practices. We were looking for ways to streamline our processes while bringing us more in line with CAMRA’s national guidance.
As part of the process we were required to accept the resignation of our current Treasurer. As a result of this we have to ask the members, yourselves, to help us find an interim Treasurer until the AGM in February.
While this is certainly a problem I feel it best to look at this as an opportunity. If you are interested in helping fill the position can you please arrange a “proposer” and a “seconder” (someone to put your name forward and support) to contact myself ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc before the 5th September, when we will have a special committee meeting to discuss the issue.
We would prefer it if your nominations came from either existing, or previous members of the Branch committee in good standing.
If you are interested, but want more information again please email me ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc() and I will do what I can.
Thank you for your time
Thomas Fishwick Chair East Lancs CAMRA

(The following role description is from CAMRA’s national website) The role of Branch Treasurer is to keep the Branch accounts up to date and help the Branch run smoothly. Activities are to: • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions of your Branch. These will include all payments made and received and all money owing to, or owed by, the Branch including retaining documentary evidence of all transactions; • Pay all debts promptly and within credit terms requested by the supplier; • Be aware of all accounts owing to the Branch, issue invoices and collect all money owing to the Branch; • Maintain a list of all assets owned by the Branch; • Prepare a Profit and Loss Account and Balance sheet annually, to include all Branch activities. Ensure these final accounts are audited before presenting to Branch AGM, Regional Director and CAMRA Central Office; • Ensure that the Branch complies with all financial policies set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of CAMRA Ltd, the Branch's Constitution and CAMRA's Internal Policy Document. Hours to suit but expect to spend 8 hours a month including trips to the bank etc. • Attendance at your Branch meetings is desirable. Essential skills and experience: • Good numeracy skills; • Good interpersonal skills; • Access to a computer; • Working knowledge/experience of Excel; • A willingness to attend CAMRA training courses. Support: • Support is available from CAMRA’s central Finance team ku.gro.armac@troppushcnarb • Information to help you in your role can be found in the Branch Volunteers section of the Volunteers Area of the CAMRA website. • For more information on this role please contact your Branch Chairman or Regional Director