ASQ Finance manager: robert Spencer-Smith

Head of Finance for The Professional Golfers’ Association (The PGA), Board Member and Finance Manager of Associated Sports Qualifications LLP (ASQ), and Chair of Governors at Burbage Junior School.    Robert’s role is pivitol to the ongoing financial stability and growth of ASQ awarding organisation.  Robert is responsible for setting the annual budgets for ASQ, producing quarterly management accounts, and submitting annual accounts to companies house on behalf of the ASQ board. Robert is highly experienced with over 12 years finance, business and relationship management at The PGA he is an expert in his field

the role of asq Finance manager

The role of the ASQ Finance Manager in summary is to contribute to the attainment of the company's business objectives by:

  • Providing strategic and financial guidance to ensure that the company's financial commitments are met
  • Developing all necessary policies and procedures to ensure the sound financial management and control of the company’s business

Specific duties include:

  • Contribute to the achievement of ASQ business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.
  • Develop and control ASQ annual operating budget to ensure that all financial targets are met and financial and statutory regulations complied with.
  • Provide financial advice and guidance to the ASQ board, managers and staff to enable them to achieve their objectives.
  • Oversee the preparation of the ASQ financial accounts to ensure that these are presented accurately and on time including quarterly accounts.
  • Develop and implement an internal audit programme to ensure that the company complies with financial procedures and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain all necessary systems, policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient financial management within ASQ.
  • Monitor external contracts and services provided by suppliers to ensure that these are operating effectively and provide the best value to ASQ.
  • To authorise and be accountable for the effective use of ASQ budget/funds. 
  • To calculate the distribution of any surplus funds to the LLP Partners and make recommendations to the Strategic board;
  • Carry out all necessary actions to ensure that ASQ meets its financial and legal obligations and remains financially viable.