Stride – Finance Officer
The Finance Officer will have both specific responsibilities as part of the organising committee but will also be a mentor during the professional development weekend. For mentoring responsibilities please click here!
Key Areas of Responsibility
As a finance officer you will work with the Project Manager Avrithi to deliver the below:
- Develop the project budget
- Submit the project budget for approval by the Youth Without Borders (YWB) National Executive Committee (NEC) and our project partners the Multicultural Development Association (MDA)
- Work with the YWB Treasurer to ensure compliance with YWB Finance policy. This will involve developing and training all project volunteers on systems that comply with the DOA structures in the policy.
- Collate, check and submit all reimbursements to the treasurer
- Work with the logistics coordinator to facilitate bookings that require monetary transactions.
- Document actual expenditures within our accounting systems
Key Result Areas
- Develop a budget that is within +/- 10% of actual expenditure
- Develop a post project report which detailing budget vs spending with commentary on the root causes of discrepancies and recommendations for next year
- Compliance with the YWB Financial Policy
- Timely reimbursements of any personal expenditures by volunteers
- Leave a legacy of clear documentation on how to conduct the financial officer role to pass onto the next generation of volunteers who will run the program
Organisational Culture and Teamword
- Demonstrate an active, dedicated commitment to the Youth Without Borders Mission and Strategic Plan.
- Actively seek to understand, represent and support Youth Without Borders’s vision and values and organizational position to all stakeholders, internally and externally.
- Actively contribute to a positive workplace culture in accordance with Youth Without Border’s Code of Conduct, Policies & Procedures.
- Any experience in accounting/finance, including any study including tertiary education (current or completed).
- Demonstrated ability to implement and maintain efficient records management systems and in particular risk management
- Ability to produce accurate, timely and informative reports.
- Excellent written and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate instructions and think laterally to solve problems, coupled with an ability to work both autonomously (self starter) and as a productive member of the team.
- Demonstrated highly effective time management skills, highly organised and ability to prioritise workload and ability to coordinate multiple projects / events and meet deadlines.
- Must successfully undertake relevant police/working with children checks
- Demonstrated understanding of the culture of the organization and belief in the mission, vision and objects.