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Volunteer Member, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

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Organisation : Continence Foundation of Australia Limited

Location : Australia

Time required : Approx two to four hours per month

Duration of project : Initially one year appointment

Sector : Community Engagement, Health – General

Posted on : 5 Feb, 2019

About the role

Continence Foundation of Australia Limited (“Foundation”) seeks applications from experienced finance professionals to fill a vacancy on its Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

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
The organisation’s work and objectives are set out on the web-site www.continence.org.au
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.
Applications should be by e-mail to r.cockerell@continence.org.au
They should contain a CV (4 pages max) and a brief covering letter (1 page max).
Initial phone enquiries may be addressed to the CEO, Rowan Cockerell ph 03 8692 8400
EOI closes 28 February 2019

About the organisation

Organisation name : Continence Foundation of Australia Limited
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

For details concerning this role , please contact

Ms Rowan Cockerell

Phone : 0386928400

Email : r.cockerell@continence.org.au

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


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