ID: 163644

Enthusiastic treasuer wanted for a new and exciting charity in the Latrobe Valley

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Drouin VIC, Morwell VIC, Traralgon VIC, Warragul VIC

About this opportunity

This is your chance to do something meaningful and make a difference in the lives of people in your community.

The Marilyn Howlett Foundation is a Holistic Patient Advocacy and wellbeing Support Service. From the Beginning of the persons journey to the end we support patients, Whether their sick, injured or Disabled, we support them. Often this is one of the most traumatic times in a person’s life, and the overwhelming experience of it all leaves them feeling, depressed, isolated and vulnerable. They worry about everything, how they’re going to attend treatments, afford treatments, hold down their job, apply for the pension or sickness allowance, does their spouse or god forbid their child need to apply for the carers allowance or payment, do they have income protection, total and permanent disability protection, if so how should they apply for it. How are they going to keep their kids in school and their grades from failing? Can they afford basic living expenses now? Not to mention understanding and keeping on top of all the new medical information and terminology their forced to learn off their over worked and under supported Doctors. This entire experience and process often takes years and leaves irreversible damage to individuals, families and their children.

Founded by Becky Taylor in 2021 who herself lives with complex disabilities, in memory of her mother who died after living with multiple chronic terminal illnesses; The Marilyn Howlett Foundations hope and plan is to alleviate some of this stress by sticking with the patient throughout their entire journey and supporting them to get the best care, support and financial assistance available to them. And strongly advocating for and making available telehealth and other digital assistive patient technologies for isolated, at risk and rural Australians.

We are looking for a treasuer with a minimum 5 years not for profit bookkeeing experience or community services management experience to help us during our start up and scale up phases of business development. We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.

Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary). Good financial analysis skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, with respect accross demographics. Due to the nature of our work people with lived experience of disability or carer experience, LGBTIQ and other diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

The Treasurer will be responsible for Overseeing the financial affairs of the organisation and ensuring they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. Ensuring proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place. Monitoring and reporting on the financial health of the organisation. Overseeing the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits. Liaising with relevant staff, committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation. Make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them. Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc). Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year. Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie: Cheque signatories Purchasing limits Purchasing systems Petty cash/ float Salary payments Pensions PAYE and NI payments Others as appropriate Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies. Take the Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.

If this sounds like you, or to know more information contact us today at [email protected]

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

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

As a start up, and as a start up working with people with extra needs, the time required for this role will be flexible. Remote work will be made available. So long as all regulatory time frames and requirements are met we will be happy to accomodate your scheduling needs, save for the quarterly comitttee meetings, that are typically held through zoom.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Accounting & Finance

Reasonable reinbursement of expenses will be paid.