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Join WIRE's Board of Governance -Treasurer

WIRE is seeking an experienced Treasurer to guide the strategic financial direction of the organisation.

To be considered as the candidate for the role of Treasurer, you will have:

  • experience in the application of financial management principles in not-for-profit or government sectors
  • appropriate qualifications e.g. CPA, CA
  • demonstrated commitment to women's empowerment

The position is open to people who identify as female (WIRE has an exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act).

Applications close 28 February 2018.

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Position description - Board Treasurer

Governance:

  • Ensure that the Board and the CEO maintain the degree of financial literacy necessary for strategic governance 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
  • Act as Chair for the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Report to the Board and the CEO at each meeting on significant 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 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
  • Through the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, review income and expenditure against the budget on a monthly basis

Legal:

  • Ensure the organisation's compliance with all applicable legal obligations

Other duties:

As for General Board members.

A General Member has a fiduciary duty to the organisation and is responsible for:

  • financial management
  • setting good governance policy
  • setting and monitoring strategic direction
  • determining new areas of development
  • ensuring that legal obligations are complied with 
  • ensuring the organisation is well managed and that relevant regulations (e.g. OH&S) are abided by

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