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Board Treasurer and Finance Manager (CFO) (Not-for-Profit & Charity Organisation)

  • Location: Across: Southbank VIC, Melbourne VIC, Sydney NSW, St Kilda VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Camberwell VIC, Surry Hills NSW, Canberra ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    10 hours minimum monthly (negotiable)

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Administration & Office Management
    • Research, Policy & Analysis
    • Writing & Editing
  • Training

    Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the training free of charge: - Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO); - Council of Social Services (QCOSS); - Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales; - Others as required and or negotiated.

  • Reimbursement


  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

    Every application is based on merit, we have minimum standards which must be met by every candidate and position to work with our organisation.
    1. Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident;
    2. Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
    3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
    4. Great communication and listening skills;
    5. Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
    6. Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

We are looking for dedicated, reliable, willing and experienced people who are keen and passionate to help those who are in need!

The position has the following responsibilities and duties: Governance

  • Ensure that the Board maintains the degree of financial literacy necessary to conduct the business of the organisation.
  • Advise the Board on matters of finance.
  • Advise the Board on fundraising.
  • Ensure that appropriate financial policies and procedures are in place and fully documented.


  • Produce [in partnership with the Board] a Financial Budget/Business Plan for the organisation.
  • Ensure [in partnership with the Board] the regular review and development of the Business Plan.


  • Report to the Board at each meeting on the financial situation of the organisation.
  • Report to the Board at each meeting on variances from the approved budget
  • With the Secretary, place any necessary financial items on the Board agenda in advance of the meeting.
  • Report to the Annual General Meeting on the financial situation of the organisation.


  • Ensure the organisation’s financial control procedures are adequate and that appropriate safeguards against fraud are in place.
  • Ensure that risk management strategies (including appropriate insurances) are in place.
  • Collect and receive all money due to the organisation and make all payments authorised by the organisation (alongside of the Executive Managing Director).
  • Oversee the organisation’s investment strategy and report to the Board (With the EMD, oversee the organisation’s investment strategy and report to the Board).
  • Prepare the Budget for the coming year.
  • Review income and expenditure against the budget on a continuous basis.