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BGA hunts for new treasurer

THE BRITISH Geotechnical Association is urgently seeking a successor to Honorary Treasurer John Talbot, who is stepping down after '12 most enjoyable years'because of pressure of work.

Ideally, the new treasurer will live and work within easy reach of the Institution of Civil Engineers, to allow them to attend BGA committee meetings and liaise with the ICE.

Candidates should be familiar with Excel and emailing and will preferably have an internet connection at home as well as at work. A passing knowledge of simple accounts and stocks and shares was helpful, but not essential, as these aspects could easily be learned on the job, Talbot said.

Duties were not complex or difficult, he added, as the ICE finance division did all the bookkeeping and provided the factual accounts in a monthly summary.The treasurer monitors monthly income and expenditure against the budget and gives updates at BGA executive committee meetings.

The treasurer presents the final accounts and budget at the agm each June, with budget preparation starting in early January. He or she also reviews comments, on an ad hoc basis, on the budgets for proposed BGA-sponsored events.

Talbot has offered to overlap with his successor for a reasonable period to ensure a smooth handover and to help them gently up the learning curve.

Candidates should contact John Talbot at jcst@clara.net.

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