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Finance Committee Member, Independent financially skilled person

Organisation : The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)

Location : Melbourne (Brunswick)

Time required : Approximately 4 x 2 hour meetings per year, plus some preparation or other support time.

Duration of project : Appointment for up to 3 years

Skill area : Finance & Accounting

Sector : Education & Training

Application closing date : 22 Aug, 2022

About the role

MAV has a Finance Committee to help maintain strong overall financial management. Working with the CEO, the Committee will review and advise the Board on the financial management and financial sustainability of the Association. It will make recommendations on such things as accounting systems and process, budgeting, forecasting, investments and various other related areas.

The Committee is seeking a person who can join the committee with financial expertise as per the following selection criteria: A suitably qualified independent person, appointed for their specialist skills, expertise or knowledge, and ideally a non-member with no personal connection to the Association Board.

Preferably with accounting skills or experience.

This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated, meetings will be mix of virtual and face-to-face.

A Terms of Reference for the Committee is available upon request.

About the organisation

Organisation name : The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)

Through its programs and services, The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) promotes the Importance of Mathematics to Society. Our Association has over 1400 members from all sectors of education including individuals, schools, universities and other institutions. This provides membership benefits to a growing network of over 15,000 mathematics educators. MAV is the peak professional body for mathematics educators in Victoria.

MAV works with teachers and school leaders to enhance student outcomes in mathematics and numeracy, better preparing students for their personal, professional and civic lives. Our role is to support educators in developing and delivering curriculum and programs that challenge our students to become the future of mathematical creativity and innovation. In doing so we develop educator skills in implementation of evidence-based and cutting edge teaching and learning approaches.

We work directly with students to increase their engagement in mathematics through games days, our Maths Talent Quest, Girls in STEM days, mathematics camps, VCE revision support, and other activities. In doing so we increase students’ prospects towards STEM careers that support our future economy.

We provide resources to support both educators and parents, run public events, and work with various organisations and government to increase our reach and impact.

We are educational experts and leaders, supporting the future of mathematics education from early childhood to year 12. Through our 100+ events per year we reach over 60,000 educators, students and parents across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

MAV has been around for over 110 years!

MAV’s core services include:

  • Membership
  • Professional Learning
  • Professional Advice
  • In-school Consulting
  • Annual Conference
  • Primary Conference
  • Student focused activities
  • Newsletters and journals
  • Publications
  • Advocacy and representation

MAV is an Affiliate of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT).

Core Statement: Valuing mathematics in society.

Mission Statement: MAV provides a voice, leadership and professional support for mathematical education.

The Association was established in 1906, incorporated in 1971, and became a charity in 2020, and is governed by an elected Board, and employs a staff of nine people to run its operations in Brunswick.

For more information about MAV check out the website, which includes annual reports with financial history.

How to apply

If you are interested please send an expression of interest including a CV to Peter Saffin, CEO.

m 0403 600 120 or

Please quote in application: Finance Committee Member, Independent financially skilled person via Pro Bono Australia.


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