Making a difference: volunteering opportunities for CAs
Volunteering opportunities for CAs
ICAS fully supports members taking on voluntary roles, and if you are interested in using your skills and expertise to make a difference we have a range of volunteering opportunities for you to support.
Accountants can play a key role in making sure groups are able to raise funds, plan business strategy, and can work with bodies to ensure the smooth running of not-for-profit organisations.
Taking on a voluntary role can be a great opportunity for CAs to use their experience and skills to make a positive difference, and many finance professionals who volunteer claim giving back is one of the main perks of the role.
A list of non-profit organisations currently accepting vacancies are listed below - we hope you feel inspired to volunteer.
We also encourage non-members from the accounting and finance community to take up these opportunities.
Guidance and CPD
Members who are looking to get involved in volunteering for a charity should ensure that they keep up-to-date with charity sector developments relevant to their role, which will comply with ICAS CPD requirements. For members acting as volunteer independent examiners, ICAS has issued additional CA Scottish charity Guidance for you.
Advertise a voluntary position with us
If you're a charity or a voluntary organisation looking for a CA, and would like to place a vacancy advertisement on our website, please complete our submissions form.
Available volunteering opportunities:
Operations Director, Abbeyfield Scotland Ltd
- Employer: Abbeyfield Scotland Ltd
- Closing date for applications: 9 March 2018
About the employer
A registered social landlord who specialise in housing the elderly usually in large houses where each individual has their own flat and join the rest of the residents for meals. Registered with Care Inspectorate. An interesting time for Abbeyfield Scotland as in a transitional phase with a new subsidiary set up in Aberdeen namely Crandeen.
About the vacancy
We are seeking anybody with accountancy skills who would also be part of the audit committee. Health and Safety, Asset management, investment or care.
Meetings are held on a Wednesday morning once every two months for 2-3 hours. Plus reading time of around 2 hours. A strategy day is held in November for a day.
Please contact Karen Barr in the first instance who will discuss the role and if keen, invite you for an informal interview. You would then have the opportunity to observe a board meeting before any commitment.
Trustee / Treasurer, Stirling & Trossachs Scout Council
About the employer
Stirling & Trossachs Scout Council is a Charity which manages & supports the regional Scout groups (most of which are registered Charities in their own right) The Scout Council produces its own accounts and submits them to OSCR annually. The Council supports Scouting activities for over 1,000 young people in Stirling and outlying areas.
About the vacancy
Treasurer required to replace the current incumbent (who is retiring after 10 years service). The role is to manage the Scout Council's simple Cash Book / Excel accounting records. Attendance is expected at the 4 Council Executive Meetings per annum, one of which is the AGM where the Treasurer will present the year's accounts. The role is as Trustee, Treasurer and authorised Bank Signatory.
This position helps facilitate the many scouting events and activities for over 1,000 young people in the Stirling area (from Stirling to Strathblane). There is a general (e-mail/telephone support for Groups and a simple over-seeing role of their annual Accounts which are already produced and independently examined).
Average 1 hour per week (home/laptop) plus 4 x 2-hour meetings per year. Ongoing "Accounts" for meetings and (simple) Annual Accounts. Some weeks nothing required. E-mail communication with other Council members/groups is very manageable.
E-mail David on email@example.com or telephone your interest on 07801 699962.