The Nautical Archaeology Society Request

Organisation Description

Since 1972 our mission has been to research, record and protect our threatened underwater and coastal heritage for the benefit of everyone. We strive to involve everyone in our mission to Protect, Record and Research all forms of nautical heritage whilst maintaining the highest ethical standards.

What are they looking for?

We are seeking a treasurer to advise the Executive and Management Committees on financial matters and interpret financial statements for the members.

Knowledge of accounting and financial management.
Good financial analysis skills.
Ability to communicate clearly.
Knowledge and experience of current financial and fundraising practice relevant to voluntary, community and charity organisations.

Our treasurer is a key member of our trustee team and an essential post for our charitable status. They will support our CEO with the effective and efficient running of the Society and provide the Executive and Management committees with clear financial advice and analysis to enable effective decision making. We are a membership society devoted to the protection of underwater and foreshore cultural heritage, with an international footprint and delivering our message through research, project activities, education and publication. Ongoing requirements are financial reporting and due diligence, with current challenges being to reduce the reliance on restricted funds (which are tied to the delivery of a specific project or task), increasing the proportion of unrestricted funds (which we can use flexibly to best effect) and seeking alternative funding sources, such as sponsorships, to deliver our strategy without negatively impacting on the workload of the core team.