About the role
The Treasurer is elected each year following the Annual General Meeting. As well as contributing to the work of the Committee of Management, s/he has oversight of the financial administration of the Centre, reviews procedures and financial reporting, advises the board on financial strategy, and gives support and advice to the Executive Officer on finances generally. In consultation with the Committee the Treasurer prepares the annual budget and provides financial reporting to monthly CoM meetings. Liaison with external accountants and auditors is also part of the role.
Whilst it is not essential that the Treasurer has accounting qualifications, a good understanding of accounting and financial matters is required. The Centre operates Xero software for its general ledger and has just implemented new office management software so its financial systems can be accessed remotely for financial reporting.
The Committee meet monthly on the third Wednesday at 6.30pm at the Centre’s offices in Ashburton. The Treasurer will be required to prepare monthly financial statements from online resources including preparation of budget to actual performance; to check and approve fortnightly payroll and other expense payments, and to be available on an ad hoc basis to support the Executive Officer on financial issues, and for Committee activities as required. The Centre Budget is prepared annually in consultation with the Committee. Most duties (other than attending monthly meetings) can be done remotely by computer and/or by phone.
About the organisation
The Ashburton Community Centre offers a wide range of activities, courses, workshops and events primarily engaging people from Glen Iris, Ashwood/Ashburton, Camberwell Mount Waverley and Malvern East. Community owned and managed, supported by Boroondara Council, and established in the mid 1980s, we share modern premises with the Ashburton Library.
Established in the mid 1980s, our Centre works within a community development framework and is guided by the principles of community ownership, empowerment, community participation, access and equity, life-long learning, inclusion, networking, advocacy, self-help and active citizenship. As a direct outcome of these values we aim to build stronger communities; communities that are active, confident and resilient.
We are fortunate to have a creative, skilled and engaged staff. With recent new management and accounting software, we are well placed to grow our Centre's membership and to offer a rewarding and respected opportunity to a volunteer Treasurer.
How to apply for this role
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Please quote in application: Treasurer, Ashburton Community Centre via Pro Bono Australia.