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Volunteer West is advertising this position on behalf of Friends of Newells Paddock

In this role you will use your bookkeeping or accounting skills to work closely with the committee, providing general financial oversight.

As treasurer, your tasks will include:

  • Setting up payment of invoices electronically and occasionally banking cheques.
  • Presenting the financial accounts to the committee every three months.
  • Answering occasional queries from committee members on remaining expenditure of a particular grant.
  • Presenting invoices for committee approval
  • Ensuring compliance with record-keeping to meet the conditions of grant providers and other funders in conjunction with the Grant Writer.

The position is ideally suited to someone with:

  • Bookkeeping and/or accounting skills
  • An understanding of MS Excel
  • Knowledge of Incorporated Associations (training can be provided)

The treasurer role requires a commitment of up to 2 hours per month in responding to emails, paying invoices and producing report summaries. We also have 5 x 1 hour committee meetings a year and these are on a Tuesday night starting at 6:30pm online at a date that suits all committee members. The applicant is encouraged to attend some of the working bees to understand the dynamics of the volunteering operation, but this is not essential.

We are looking for someone to commit for a minimum of 12 months.

Some of the benefits you will gain from this role include:

  • Meeting new people and being part of a friendly, successful, small organisation that helps the environment.
  • Gaining an in-depth understanding of the running of an Incorporated Association
  • Updating and improveing computer skills
  • An opportunity to be involved in the organisation’s events such as community and school plantings
  • An opportunity to be involved in discussions with grant providers about current and future projects (eg. Melbourne Water, Maribyrnong City council, local businesses)