Women’s Health Action (WHA) is a charitable trust, which exists to provide information, education and advocacy on women’s health matters. For 35 years, we have worked to reduce inequalities, draw attention to the social determinants of health and take an assets-based approach to health promotion and disease prevention. We have special interests in maternal and child health, body image (including weight and size-based discrimination); sexual and reproductive justice; and screening. We approach health within a holistic framework of the whole of women’s lives recognising Taha tinana, Taha wairua, Taha whānau, Tahahinengaro.

The most important requirement is the Trust members have a commitment to work for the greater good of the Trust and the health of the women of New Zealand. Strong communication skills, the ability to cultivate healthy working relationships, facilitation skills, integrity and an ability to work equally within a team are also seen as required strengths. An understanding of the non-profit and/or health sector in New Zealand would be advantageous.

WHA is looking for a Treasurer who can support the organisation to maintain financial sustainability through a period of organisational change, and begin to diversify income sources. (This is not a paid position , however there is a small honorarium offered for this role.)

 

The key focus areas of this role are:

  • Ensuring that the finances of the organisation are managed appropriately
  • Making recommendations to the Board about income and expenditure, investments and debts
  • Working with the General Manager to discuss and present financial management reports at monthly Board meetings.
  • Supporting annual financial audit preparation and Annual Tier 3 Charites Reporting
  • Ensuring that the annual audit process is undertaken according to legal requirements
  • Work with the General Manager and other board members to review annual budgets
  • Developing medium- and long-term funding and finance strategies in conjunction with the General Manager and other Board members.
  • Occasionally approving payments and managing banking relationships

 

Time Commitment

10-12 meetings per year, 2-3 hours each. Meetings are usually held every month, but this can vary depending on the needs of the Trust.

 

Key Skills required

Ideally, the Treasurer will:

  • Have a Chartered Accountant qualification or relevant experience
  • Have experience in financial control, budgeting and modelling
  • Have experience in non-profit governance and financial reporting
  • Be well organised and have strong attention to detail
  • Be able to allocate regular time to maintain financial records.
  • Have an understanding of, and alignment with WHA’s kaupapa and objectives.

 

Selection Process

Please register your interest by sending in your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would like to be on the WHA board to Anna at [email protected]. Applications close on the 30th of September. The current Board will consider the applications, and interview over the phone or in person as appropriate. The Board will notify all applicants of their decision in a timely manner.

 

 

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