Becoming an Honorary Treasurer
The Honorary Treasurer plays an important, but often unsung role in the life of any voluntary sector organisation. They help the trustee board to fulfil its obligation to provide financial oversight for the organisation.
Join the Forum
The Forum is open to all Trustees who take the role of Treasurer in their charity.
We welcome new members and it is simple and free to join. You can download an Application Form here
The Forum was created to help Honorary Treasurers in the important work they carry out by providing a place where they can come together as a community, share expertise and promote best practice. We do this by:
- Organising regular meetings with
keynote speakers and networking opportunities
- Providing a source of helpful information through updates and briefings
- Carrying out research and producing relevant publications and
- Occasionally lobbying on behalf of Treasurers
Financial Leadership Awards
We are supporting the Financial Leadership Awards organised by Sayer Vincent, and in particular the award category for charity treasurer. The awards recognise extra effort, where an individual has 'gone the extra mile' and made a big impact on their organisation and beneficiaries.
Every winner is awarded a prize of £1,000 for their charity to spend on training and development of their choice. Smaller packages of training and publications are given to entries that are highly commended by the judges.
The closing date for applications is 31 July 2015.
More information can be found on their website
Next Forum meeting
The next Forum meeting will take place at 3 for 3.30pm on Tuesday 22 September 2015. For more information please visit our Events page.
Why becoming an Honorary Treasurer is a rewarding experience
The role and responsibilities of an Honorary Treasurer and what valuable experience and skills finance professionals can gain from this position are discussed by Denise Fellows, Chief Executive of The Honorary Treasurers Forum.
SORP update from Sayer Vincent
The amended Statement of Required Practice (SORP) has been launched to reflect changes in the financial reporting standards. You will need to apply a new SORP for your accounting period beginning on or after 1 January 2015. For your information, Sayer Vincent has updated the summary of the changes which you will need to consider. The briefing can downloaded here or from our Resources section. They have also published a Made Simple guide to SORP which can be found on their website
Highlights from the Forum meeting on the Political Climate Post-Election
19 May 2015
Highlights from the Forum meeting on Risk
10 February 2015
Highlights from the Forum meeting on Remuneration
23 September 2014
Highlights from the Forum meeting on Principled Procurement
13 May 2014
Highlights from February's Forum meeting - Using your Assets
13 February 2014
We had a good turn-out at our February meeting was a lively affair
- with many brave souls battling through the proposed tube strikes
and floods to make the meeting.
Professor Paul Palmer and Stephen Brooker, both trustees of the HTF presented their thoughts on how to use all your assets within your charity. Paul’s theme was thinking beyond financial assets while Stephen Brooker focused on the harder-nosed aspects of sweating assets particularly concerning property and investments.
Download the full briefing here