NAGCAS is Australia’s peak professional body for career development in the higher and tertiary education sectors. Established in 1990, the Association has approximately 250-300 members, ranging from individuals, organisations and universities across Australia and internationally. NAGCAS aims to connect, advocate for and support its members.
NAGCAS is governed by a Management Committee comprising representatives from across the membership and is responsible for the overall direction of the association and oversees some sub-committees. There are also Divisional Chapters who deliver professional development at a local level. There is a full-time paid Development and Operations Manager and a contracted Bookkeeper.
Provide high level consultancy and strategic advice within the Association, through the Management Committee, Development and Operations Manager and Bookkeeper, including the provision of efficient and effective budget and financial management that ensures legislative, statutory, and business requirements are met.
- Provision of high level, quality and timely budget and financial management advice and reports to the Management Committee and operational staff.
- Management and development of quality financial information associated with both the annual and quarterly budget processes.
- Support the co-ordination and preparation of the Association’s annual draft estimates of income and expenditure in accordance with its Corporate Business Plan.
- Support the President and Management Committee in ensuring that appropriate internal control frameworks meet Audit (Risk and Finance) requirements, and the Auditor’s expectations and statutory requirements.
- Provide prompt financial analysis and advice on the impact of strategy, programs, policy options and decisions.
- Ensure full compliance with the Government Acts, Government Regulations, ATO Guidelines, Australian Accounting Standards and all other relevant statutes within a financial context.
- Support the operational and finance team and other staff so that their performance is professional; their work is accurate and in accordance with accepted accounting practice.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Management Committee requires that the Treasurer has:
- a Bachelor degree in accounting or finance as a minimum
- registration with one of the key accounting associations
- strong skills in financial reporting
- attention to detail
- solid organisation skills
- problem-solving skills
- critical and analytical thinking
- strong communication skills (written and verbal)
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