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Organisation : West End Music and Dance Teachers’ Cooperative

Location : Brisbane (South Brisbane)

Time required : 1-2 days weekly

Duration of project : At least 1 year

Skill area : Finance & Accounting, Grants & Philanthropy, Sales & Business Development

Sector : Arts & Culture, Education & Training

Application closing date : 31 Oct, 2021

About the role

West End Music and Dance Teachers’ Cooperative (the Co-op) is seeking a skilled volunteer Treasurer passionate about music and the performing arts. 

Qualification: Chartered Accountant preferred.

Duties overview

General financial management as part of the Co-op

  • Manage the Co-op financial matters such as monthly invoices to teachers and hirers, purchases and recurring payments etc.
  • Oversee and present bank accounts, budgets and financial statements to the Board.
  • Ensure that record-keeping and accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation such as Co-operatives National Law Act 2020.
  • Keep proper records and documentation
  • Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in order (e.g. book-keeping, payments, purchases and other lodgements)
  • Ensure required insurances are in place

Financial planning, budgeting and reporting

  • Present financial reports and professional comments thereon to the Board
  • Present and revised financial forecasts based on actual spend
  • Advise on the financial implications of the Co-op’s operation
  • Present the accounts at the annual general meeting (AGM)
  • Develop strategies to enhance the Co-op’s financial sustainability

Fundraising, Funding and sales

  • Advise on Co-op fundraising strategies
  • Ensure use of funds complies with conditions set by funding bodies
  • Ensure fundraising and sales comply with relevant legislation and are bound by effective financial systems and controls
  • Ensure effective monitoring and reporting


  • Attend Board meetings in person/teleconference
  • Attend member meetings to communicate financial information
  • Help out with other Co-op tasks if you have the capacity
  • Promote the business and value of the Co-op.

About the organisation

Organisation name : West End Music and Dance Teachers’ Cooperative

West End Music and Dance Teachers’ Cooperative (the Co-op) is seeking a skilled volunteer Treasurer passionate about music and the performing arts.  The Co-op owns and operates Browning Street Studios in West End (established 2008) and is a registered Non-Trading Cooperative under the Cooperatives National Law (Queensland) 2020.

The Co-op is a not-for-profit entity for tax purposes and is not currently registered for GST.

The Co-op is governed by a Board of Directors, democratically elected every year from its membership and supported by a Company Secretary.

How to apply

If you have a passion for music education and supporting independent music teachers and musicians, please send your CV and your contact details to Company Secretary at by Sunday, 31 October 2021.

Please quote in application: Treasurer via Pro Bono Australia.


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