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'Open and honest': The treasurer and finance director relationship

13 Mar 2015

The January issue of Governance carried an article about the
relationship between the key board member responsible for finance and
the finance director. In this issue a finance director and a treasurer
give us their perspective on this relationship.

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'Open and honest': The treasurer and finance director relationship

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Chief executive’s wife as his deputy?

Dorothy Dalton offers some advice to a trustee worried about a controversial proposal from their chief executive.

Preparing for post-referendum constitutional change

Shirley Otto describes some of the challenges for trustees of UK cross-border charities after the Scottish referendum.

Kate Sayer, Non-executive director, Development Initiatives Poverty Research

Understanding how auditors think and work can help your charity get more from its auditors, says Kate Sayer.

Treasurers and finance directors – making the relationship count

An effective relationship between the treasurer and the finance director can be hugely beneficial for a charity, says Sudhir Singh.

Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.

» Trustees ignoring looming insolvency

Girlguiding: from operational to strategic

Gill Slocombe, chair of Girlguiding, describes how this very large membership body adapted its governance to deliver better and faster strategic decision-making.

Clic Sargent: a journey of transformation

Three years ago Clic Sargent was facing a big black hole in its finances. Jonathan Plumtree explains what the charity did to respond and how it emerged from the crisis stronger than ever.

Personal agendas have no place on charity boards

What do you do when a new chair of trustees manipulates ‘good practice’ to further his personal agenda for the charity?Two practitioners offer their views in this case study of poor governance.

Electronic or hard copies of board minutes?

David Mears offers some advice to a trustee concerned that electronic records of meetings may be changed after being formally approved.

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