Applications are being sought to appoint a Director with exceptional financial skills and an understanding and affinity for Little Athletics.
About Little Athletics Victoria
Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic), a non-profit incorporated association, is the state governing body for Little Athletics in Victoria providing modified track and field
competition for children. A key objective of LAVic is to develop children of all abilities by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through family and
community involvement in athletics activities.
LAVic is affiliated with Little Athletics Australia as one of 7 member states. Membership in Victoria consists of approximately 16,000 athletes competing at 101
centres across the state. Nationally over 80,000 athletes participate in programs. The sport in Victoria is administered by a staff of 8 (5 full time;
1 part-time; 2 casual) and is based at Lakeside Stadium at Albert Park.
Victoria is segmented into seven Regions, each with their own appointed committees (formal extensions of the LAVic Board).
The LAVic Board
The LAVic Board comprises 7 elected members plus 2 appointed independent Directors. Experience working on a Board is not essential.
Specific Financial Responsibilities :
The Director :
Provides leadership to the Board in the areas of financial management and oversight.
Has a close working relationship with the President and other Directors.
Is responsible for ensuring the organisation is financially viable and financially stable, along with other Board members.
Reviews monthly financial reports that are clear, accurate and timely and communicates them to the board.
Collaborates with the CEO and Finance Manager when reporting finance data on a monthly basis, preparing budgets and reviewing internal and external audit processes.
Presents annual budgets to the board for approval.
Ensures development and board review of financial policies, procedures and systems.
Chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
Ensures the organisations financial position can support its strategic objectives.
Has the ability to appraise the organisation’s financial standing, policies and procedures in order to make recommendations regarding the financial decisions that may be required.
Has the ability to synthesise cause and effect scenarios in order to drive the organizations growth and future success from a strategic perspective.
Is the financial ambassador on behalf of the rest of the Board and should be able to communicate complex financial situations in easy-to-understand, layman’s terms.
General Board Responsibilities
The LAVic Board provides leadership and governance for :
Oversight of the business operations;
Oversight of governance responsibilities;
Oversight of financial management;
Compliance with OHS responsibilities;
Review of organisational and program reports; and
Delivery of LAVic strategic plans.
LAVic has a number of committees of the Board : Nominations, Finance Audit & Risk, Governance, Performance & Remuneration and Region Advisory Committee.
Each Director is required to sit on a minimum of two (2) committees.
Length of Term
Appointed independent Directors hold office for a term of up to two years, and can be reappointed for another term of up to two years.
Meetings and Time Commitment
The Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of most months at the LAVic offices. Meetings typically run from 6pm to 9pm. Additionally, committee meetings are held periodically and typically in the week prior to Board meetings.
Attendance of the Annual General Meeting and any Special Board meetings is expected.
Must be CPA or CA qualified;
Must have held a role(s) at the level of CFO or equivalent;
Must have a valid Working with Children Check;
Strong commercial and business awareness;
Excellent people skills;
Good problem-solving skills;
Good management skills;
A demonstrable passion for sport and a genuine understanding and respect for the opportunities and health, social and other benefits that Little Athletics Victoria presents to the entire Victorian community;
Strategic thinking, with an ability to build a shared understanding of, and commitment to, a vision for the sport;
The ability to relate to people at all levels;
The ability to influence and work collaboratively with a range of interest groups including employees, officials and volunteers, members and supporters, and;
Demonstrate integrity in all dealings, be honest and open, listen to and consider stakeholder and staff views and act in a way that reflects the culture and values of Little Athletics Victoria.
Applications from female applicants are especially encouraged
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