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Volunteer Member of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

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Organisation : Continence Foundation of Australia Limited

Location : Australia (Melbourne HQ, but most meetings are by teleconference so anywhere in Australia )

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 28 Feb, 2019

About the role

Governance structure
The Foundation is a national organisation, with members being part of both the national body and their respective state branch. The Foundation is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status.
The company is governed by a Board of Directors, with close liaison with the members. The Board is skilled and well-credentialed in the sector and is supported by several sub-committees and a skilled and committed CEO and management team.

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
The FARC is one of the key Board committees. It comprises two Directors, the CEO and the Company Secretary, with the Finance Manager in attendance. The Board and FARC have identified the need to strengthen the Committee through the appointment of a new member with extensive finance and accounting skills.
The main Board meets around ten times each year. Eight of these are by teleconference and two face-to-face. The FRC meets, as a rule, quarterly, by teleconference. The Foundation’s headquarters are in Melbourne but the successful applicant may live anywhere in Australia.

Skills and experience sought
The FARC seeks an individual with extensive finance and accounting skills, with an understanding of the role of Board committees in a governance structure. An accounting qualification is highly desirable. Demonstrated commitment to community involvement will be well regarded, as will a genuine affinity to the work of the Foundation.
The individual will be able to:
• Analyse financial information to identify areas of concern and opportunity
• Contribute to the development of new policies and procedures in the finance area
• Liaise with external auditors
• Provide oversight to the organisation’s risk management framework and processes
• Identify and drive areas of focus to make the Foundation’s finance and risk management more effective and pro-active

The role will initially be for one year. It is unpaid, but all reasonable travel and similar expenses will be reimbursed.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Continence Foundation of Australia Limited

The mission of the Foundation is to represent the interests of Australians affected by, or at risk of, bladder and bowel control problems and act as an advocate for their interests.

The Foundation exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health. This is achieved by:
• Working with consumers, professionals, industry and government
• Facilitating access to continence support services through advocacy
• Providing evidence-based information and advice
• Building the capacity and capability of the workforce, and
• Supporting research to achieve the Foundation’s objectives 

Further information is available on the Foundation's website- www.continence.org.au   

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Volunteer Member of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee via Pro Bono Australia.

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