• tillyhumphreys

Honorary Treasurer - Iford Arts

Iford Arts is an established music charity which produces a small annual opera festival

recognised internationally for the quality and immediacy of its productions. The charity also

runs a training and development programme for young singers and an outreach programme

into local schools. Based primarily in Bradford on Avon and serving the wider West of

England region, we fill a notable gap in terms of the provision of professional, high quality

opera production. The charity is now in a period of transition, seeking a new permanent

home for its Summer festival and ways of expanding its work with young singers and


They are in need of a suitably qualified Hon. Treasurer to join the Board of

Trustees and provide advice and oversight of the charity’s finances. Apart from accountancy

qualifications the other essential attribute is a love of opera and a desire to see it develop

and inspire new generations. Experience of major fundraising and of the Arts sector would

be helpful.



- Strategic financial planning for the charity; reviewing its financial performance.

- Ensuring that the charity has robust and effective financial controls in place and keeps proper


- Overseeing the in-house book-keeper and liaising with the charity’s independent examiner- Monahans in Trowbridge.

- Ensuring compliance with financial legal and regulatory requirements.

- Reporting on financial matters to the members and the board.


- Reviewing the budgets prepared, on Excel, by the Executive Director for board approval following the new season’s proposals.

- Management briefings on financial performance, including presentation at board meetings.

- Set up and Approval of Artist and other supplier payments.

- Liaison with Executive Director on patronage and benefactor income.

- Overseeing bank balances and deposited funds.

- Presentation of accounts for the independent examiner. Liaison with Board on appropriate

trustees’ report on activities.

- Companies House return.

- Charity Commission return.


- corporation tax return for TTR (Theatre Tax Relief)

- Transfer of Excel budget data to Quickbooks for management accounts.

- Payroll calculations and payments

- Annual PAYE & Tax returns.

- Quarterly VAT settlements and returns for IAPL

To apply please contact: debbieheyden@ifordarts.org.uk / 01225 868124 for more information.


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