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Board Treasurer role at WIRE

WIRE is currently seeking a Board Treasurer to join WIRE’s voluntary Board of Governance.

WIRE is governed by a voluntary board. Women on our board come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wide range of skills and experience to the governance of WIRE. The board meets once a month on Tuesday nights at our West Melbourne office.

Duty statement for Board Treasurer role

Please find below the duty statement for the Board Treasurer role:

Governance

  • Ensure that the Board and the CEO maintains the degree of financial literacy necessary to conduct the  Strategic of the organisation
  • Advise the Board and the CEO on matters of finance
  • Ensure that appropriate financial policies and procedures are in place and fully documented

Planning

  • In partnership with the CEO, Finance Coordinator and Chair develop a projected budget each financial year for approval by the Board.

Meetings

  • Report to the Board and the CEO at each meeting on the financial situation of the organisation
  • Report to the Board and the CEO at each meeting on variances from the approved budget
  • With the Secretary, the Chair and the CEO, place any necessary financial items on the Board agenda in advance of the meeting
  • Report to the Annual General Meeting on the financial situation of the organisation

Administrative & Management

  • Ensure an appropriately qualified Auditor is appointed annually according to WIRE’s constitution.
    In collaboration with the CEO ensure the organisation’s financial records are adequate, protected, backed up, and accessible.

Finance

  • Ensure the organisation’s financial control procedures are adequate and that appropriate safeguards against fraud are in place
  • Ensure that financial risk management strategies (including appropriate insurances) are in place
  • Oversee the organisation’s investment strategy and report to the Board
  • Review income and expenditure against the budget on a continuous basis.

Legal

  • Ensure the organisation’s compliance with all applicable tax arrangements

Other duties

  • As for Board members

Interested?

To find out more, please call Samiro Douglas on (03) 9348 9416 (Option 7) or email her at sdouglas@wire.org.au.

You can apply to serve on our board in one of two ways:

  1. Email: Download and read the information on the Board Member Application Form 2013. Email the completed form (and attach your CV as a Word document or PDF file) to CEO Samiro Douglas at sdouglas@wire.org.au OR
  2. Postal: Print and fill in this Board Member Application Form 2013. Mail your completed form together with a copy of your CV to CEO Samiro Douglas, WIRE Women’s Information, 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne 3003
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