• Indigenous Australians
  • Regular - more than 6 months
  • Dunwich QLD

About this opportunity

The purpose of the voluntary Treasurer position is to oversee the financial administration of the organisation, review procedures and financial reporting and advise the Board of Directors on financial state of the organisation.

Financial administration

  • Keep up-to-date records as well as an audit trail for all transactions and assisting the Board to appoint an external auditor
  • Protect the organisation against fraud and theft, ensuring safe custody of money, and prompt banking
  • Make sure the board understands its financial obligations
  • Make sure the organisation complies with tax regulations, such as GST, payroll tax and fringe benefits tax
  • Review all internal processes and reporting methods at least annually
  • Review procedures and financial reporting

Review policies and procedures which protect the organisation and its people. These will include:

  • Controls on expenditure, such as who can authorise spending, upper limits before board approval is needed, and who can sign cheques.
  • Controls on income generation, including appropriate and inappropriate ways of raising money.

The Treasurer needs to track:

  • How much the organisation owns.
  • How much money the organisation can easily access.
  • The organisation’s main sources of income.
  • What the organisation is spending money on.
  • How much the organisation owes.

Other duties include:

  • Being aware of any risks that may arise and advise the Board of Directors.
  • Advising the board on financial strategy
  • Preparing reports for members, management and sponsors outlining the current financial situation, looking at possibilities for the future and drawing people's attention to tax implications, and potential risks or opportunities.
  • Participating in planning and budgeting. Work with the board to develop strategy and help set goals.
  • Advising on fundraising

The financial management of the organisation is a team responsibility. The treasurer, the chair, other members of the governing body and staff must work together to develop a budget and monitor and evaluate financial progress.

Good for

  • Skilled Volunteers

Additional requirements

  • Driver's Licence (C)
  • National Police Certificate*
  1. Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or management and/or proven experience in managing the finances of an organisation.
  2. Strong understanding of budgets, financial management, and reporting;
  3. Strong communication, organisational, planning and project management skills;
  4. Demonstrated leadership qualities and management of staff;
  5. Demonstrated understanding and respect of cultural needs and requirements.
  6. Well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including the ability to liaise with key stakeholders.
  7. Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of computer software programs including MYOB and Microsoft Office suite.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

2 hours per month preparation and monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

Interested in
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Governance, Boards & Committees

Will pay for the ferry ride to and from the island

Dunwich, QLD