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Board Position - Volunteer Treasurer (accountant/bookkeeper)

Southport Community Legal Service
  1. Ensure the Management Committee understands its financial obligations.
  2. Ensure the organisation complies with all tax regulations.
  3. Oversee the development and implementation of financial management policies and procedures.
  4. Ensure the organisation has appropriate procedures to protect against fraud and theft.
  5. Review all internal processes and reporting methods relating to financial management at least annually.
  6. Ensure financial record keeping meets Australian Accounting Standards and provides financial reports that will inform Management Committee decisions.
  7. Oversee the development of an annual budget.
  8. Provide regular financial reports on year to date expenditure against the budget including analysis comparing actual financial performance against predicted financial performance.
  9. Ensure that Management Committee members understand the financial reports.
  10. Manage investments and monitor fund balances, main sources of income, main areas of expenditure, amounts owed.
  11. Ensure funds are available to cover cash flow.
  12. Ensure the financial requirements of funding bodies and other contractual obligations are met.
  13. Oversee the preparation and lodgement of returns with authorities such as Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
  14. Ensure an audit of the books is prepared (outsourced) each year and that the accounts of the Association, showing the financial position at the end of the preceding financial year, are submitted to members at the Annual General Meeting.
  15. Identify and bring to the attention of the Committee any areas of financial risk to the centre.
  16. Exercise delegation of authority and expenditure as determined by the Management Committee.