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Schizy Incorporated

About the Role

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

Our management committee comprises people with lived experience of mental illness who are strongly motivated to run an effective, efficient organisation  that can deliver on its mission. Mental health issues such as schizophrenia  have an public perception of crazy, violent, unreliable and many other stigmatising aspects . For us to succeed in our work and in the process, educate and change public prejudice, it is very important that we are known to be capable and reliable. Funding bodies particularly need to know that we can manage our finances well.

Our Treasurer put up his hand for the position when no one else was confident todo it. However, our funds have grown and we are about to embark on a major project, so he is worried that he does not have the experience required to manage multiple streams of income and expenditure, nor how to report  financial activity. Nevertheless, he is keen to learn.

The minimal help we need is for someone to help our treasurer set up a simple accounting system that suits our organisation and some training and supervision on how to use the system, until he  feels able to manage it himself. There is around $150,000 in the bank at present, but over the next year we will be aiming for grants for  property purchase or lease, and employment of staff,  exceeding $1million .

Role within Organisation:
Founding member (past) and now Community Liaison and Mentor
Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process

Melbourne - CBD - Online - or anywhere that suits the Mentor.

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:

Focus Causes:
Arts & Culture , Education & Training , Mental Health

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:

About the Organisation

Organisation Eligibility:
Organisation is an Australian based Not for Profit enterprise with a gross income of less than $250,000

Organisation Website:

Organisation Tax Registration:
Organisation is a registered charity for taxation purposes

Core Activity:
Primariiy a creative arts and advocacy organisation run by and for people with lived experience of schizophrenia or complex trauma. .It is the only organisation in Victoria that r people with schizophrenia a platform to challenge stereotyping and stigma and at the same time offer positive pathways for healing and leading a rich, productive life.We run a full program of arts training and presentation through exhibitions, concerts, film festival, comedy, dance and writing.


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