Invitation to join the Finance Committee| Interested in becoming involved with your Institute?

An opportunity has arisen for a Member to join the Finance Committee. 

Do your interests lie in numbers and figures? Do you have experience in finance?

If so, an opportunity has arisen for a Member to join the Finance Committee. The suitable candidate should have an interest in the Institute’s finances and how they are budgeted and invested. If you have a background in business , then this will be ideal for the role.

Any Chartered Architectural Technologist can volunteer for this position. 
The Finance Committee has a pivotal role within the Institute and its activities are critical to the success of running CIAT as a business. Working with the Honorary Treasurer, Accountant, Chief Executive and auditors, the Committee is responsible for setting the budget and receiving and reviewing the audited accounts. It reports directly to the Executive Board which receives its recommendations in advance of considering the budget and audited accounts for approval.

The Committee is also responsible for developing the financial policies for the Institute, the Regions, Centres and aspirATion for approval by the Executive Board. It must also report to Executive Board and Council on the management accounts to ensure the Institute operates within the approved budget or considers the need to review the budget. 

The Honorary Treasurer Chairs the Committee and reports to the Executive Board, Council on behalf of the Finance Committee and at General Meetings on behalf of the Institute. 

As a member of the Finance Committee, you must be able to think objectively and have an understanding of financial structures. CIAT is a not-for-profit organisation, with a global reach with Regions and Centres worldwide. Its income comes primarily from subscription fees. The activity of the Institute is governed by the Strategic and Corporate Plans which can be found here. The 2020/21 audited accounts can be downloaded below:

2020/21 accounts 

The Institute also has subsidiary companies which undertake activities which fall outside the scope of the Royal Charter, this can be found in the PDF below:

Corporate structure 

This appointment is from outside of Council and we welcome expressions of interest from any Chartered Member irrespective of their location as you can join the Institute remotely dependent on where you are based and any travel restrictions in place.

If you are interested in this position, please email [email protected] providing your name, membership number and a brief statement explaining why you should be considered for the Committee.

Should you wish to discuss this further, please do contact us via the same email.

Expressions of interest should be submitted no later than 31 October 2021.

CIAT is committed to making Architectural Technology and the broader built environment sector an equal, diverse and inclusive profession, representative of the societies our members work within, to create a safe environment for the Architectural Technology community. 

We work with and support our members to maximise their potential as Architectural Technology professionals no matter their background, knowledge, skills and experience with an equal opportunity to thrive and progress.

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