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Treasurer – COTA Victoria Board of Directors

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is seeking a suitably skilled individual to work in a leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of older people as their Treasurer. 

About the Organisation

COTA Victoria is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged over 50 in Victoria. For nearly 70 years in Victoria, we have led government, corporate and community thinking about the positive aspects of ageing.

COTA Victoria’s strategic and operational focus is on promoting older age as a time of opportunities for personal growth, contribution and self-expression. We believe there are obvious National, State, community, family and individual benefits from this approach.

COTA Victoria has an experienced Board; highly qualified, permanent staff located in a central Melbourne office location; and a broad State membership and volunteer base.

About the Role

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a committed Board to build your pro-bono board experience as well as making a significant impact on the lives of older people.

Our organisation is governed by a progressive Board of Directors with a wide variety of skills and experiences which now seeks to add an enthusiastic Volunteer Board Director to fill the Treasurer role with CPA qualifications and experience in Finance and Accounting. 

Previous or current Board experience would be highly regarded. Applicants must be residents within Victoria.

Key Duties:

  • Carrying out the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors;
  • Understanding the organisation’s finances;
  • Liaising with the CEO on financial matters;
  • Ensuring the Board receives regular financial management reports and acts as financial interpreter for Board members;
  • Liaising, on behalf of the Board, with funding authorities, auditors and other external parties on financial matters where Board representation is deemed to be necessary;
  • In liaison with the CEO, overseeing the auditing annual financial records and to fulfil obligations in relation to the audited accounts; and
  • Providing informal support to the organisation in terms of development of financial and business policies, plans and practices.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • CPA qualifications with a current practising certificate issued by either CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or Institute of Public Accountants.
  • Sound finance technical knowledge.
  • An understanding of charities with experience in corporate governance in the context of a not for profit organisation ideally within the community sector.
  • The capacity to attend bi-monthly Board Meetings and willingness to service on two Board Committees (Executive and Audit & Risk) and participate actively in its work.
  • Contributing with passionate Directors and staff to support the organisations vision and objectives.
  • Has an interest in ageing and protecting the rights of older people as they age.

How to Apply:

This is an unpaid position. 

Please send a covering letter demonstrating what value/s you believe you will bring to this position including a copy of your current curriculum vitae to

Applications close December 6 2019.