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Board Treasurer

StreetSmart Australia

At StreetSmart, we are a small team who believe no one should be without a safe and secure place to call home. We work to support people who are homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness in Australia. Our campaigns raise vital funds and awareness for small, ‘hard to reach’ grassroots homeless services and projects. To date we’ve raised and distributed over $7 million and supported 700+ homeless organisations across Australia. As a result of additional philanthropic investment, we’re in an exciting position where we plan to expand our work – to raise more funds, support more communities, and raise more awareness of the continuing needs and challenges small organisations experience in tackling homelessness at the grass roots. Our current Treasurer is retiring from the Board and we are looking for a suitably skilled, experienced and passionate person to join the Board as Treasurer.

Treasurer Responsibilities

Act as Treasurer to StreetSmart Australia Ltd in accordance with the Constitution and applicable legislation (including the Australian Charities & Not for Profits Commission and the Corporations Act). This includes, but is not limited to, the following: • Oversee the financial administration with the bookkeepers, and develop and maintain finance policies • Provide the Board with regular updates on our financial situation including monthly cash flow and quarterly budget review • Support the COO in the preparation of the budget and in monitoring how the organisation performs against budget • Oversee our modest investment portfolio, and advise the Board on options • Coordinate the production and presentation of annual financial reports • Liaise with our auditors to ensure the timely approval of our audited annual report and accounts • Provide broader strategic and business advice.

Time commitment required: Monthly or bi-monthly board meetings of up to two hours, and up to an additional day per month outside of meetings to support treasurer matters.

Duration of tenure: We are looking for someone for a minimum two year term in the first instance.

Previous Board experience in any sector would be useful, but more important are your energy, skills and commitment to tackling homelessness. This role is Melbourne-based, where we are headquartered.

If you’re interested in the role, please send a resumé and covering note to the Chair, Adam Milgrom. Or call him if you want to discuss the role further: Email: admin@streetsmartaustralia.org Mobile: 0402 111 603