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Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network


Annual Budget: $10,001-$25,000
Number of Paid Staff: 0
Number of Volunteers: 21-100
Community Segment: Sustainable Development, Environment, Science

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Queensland
Local Government Area:

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Cubberla Witton Catchments Network is one the catchment management groups looking after conditions in the creek catchments of Brisbane, in this case the inner western suburbs.  Coverage includes suburbs like Toowong through to Kenmore.


The Cubberla Witton Treasurer Position is one of the three positions required of an incorporated association.  The Treasurer attends and reports on finance to the monthly committee meeting which is held generally on the third Thursday of month.  Otherwise the role can be performed remotely or from home via the internet.


CWCN Management Committee members are elected for a year at the AGM in March each year


Role Description:

The Treasurer plays an integral role in the functioning of CWCN. The Treasurer manages CWCN’s finances on behalf of the Committee, including financial reporting and paying invoices and ensuring financial requirements of grant monies are adhered to


Principal duties & responsibilities

  • Manage CWCN’s bank accounts;
  • Maintain an up to date record of all money transactions;
  • Maintain the assets register;
  • Pay incoming invoices and issue receipts;
  • Manage petty cash;
  • Assist with acquittal reports for grants and other funds;
  • Submit the financial records for annual audit so that the organisation’s financial statement is ready for approval by the AGM on the last Tuesday in March);
  • Liaise with the Secretary to maintain a record of all financial documents relating to incorporation, tax deductions, GST, permits and licenses;
  • Provide a financial report at Committee Meetings & at the Annual General Meeting including obtaining an annual audit report in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Incorporations Act, Qld, 1981) ;


Suitable experience, attributes and skills:

  • Some bookkeeping skills (or a willingness to learn);
  • Experience with suitable accounting software (or a willingness to learn);
  • Experience in writing grant acquittals (or a willingness to learn) & financial reports;
  • Well organised;
  • Sound written & verbal communication skills;
  • Interest in the natural environment;
  • Trustworthy and autonomous.


Benefits of the role for the volunteer:

This role is a great opportunity to share your financial skills with a well-established community group, or to develop financial management skills (book-keeping; account management and grant information). You will develop familiarity with the not-for-profit sector and functioning of an enthusiastic community group and its Management Committee.

Role: Treasurer
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Fundraising, Grants Administration
Targeting: Females, Youth/Students, People with Disabilities, Seniors/Retired People, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, English as an additional language or dialect, LGBTQI
Payment: Reimbursement of expenses

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