January 8, 2015

National Parents Organization is a seeking a volunteer Treasurer. This is a highly influential role within the national organization. As Treasurer, your voice will be heard as the Board of Directors discusses strategy, tactics, budget and organization. You will be at the center of our growth and continued financial vitality.

Please contact Ned Holstein, Founder and Chair, to express your interest. See below for more information on the position.

Since National Parents Organization operates virtually, the Treasurer may be located anywhere in the United States. We ask for a commitment to serve a minimum of one year.

This is an exciting time to follow in the footsteps of outgoing Treasurer Dan Wyand. Under his leadership, National Parents Organization has had a successful partial review and has budgeted for an outside audit for 2015. The Treasurer reports directly to the Chair of the Board of the Directors and participates in most meetings of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer is an officer of the corporation and the chief financial officer.


National Parents Organization

Treasurer

The Treasurer of National Parents Organization is a volunteer position of great influence in the organization. The Treasurer reports directly to the Chair of the Board of Directors and participates in most meetings of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer is an officer of the corporation and the chief financial officer.

National Parents Organization operates virtually. The Treasurer may be located anywhere in the United States. We ask for a commitment to serve a minimum of one year.

Responsibilities:
The Treasurer is assisted by National Parents Organization’s bookkeeper, accountant, auditor, and, when needed, administrative assistant. The Treasurer is responsible for guiding, overseeing, and monitoring the performance and completion of delegated functions carried out by these personnel. The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring the effective execution of the following functions. It is not required nor expected that the Treasurer perform all functions, but rather, she/he is expected to provide oversight and direction.       

The Treasurer is in charge of National Parents Organization’s financial affairs, accounting records and procedures, funds, and securities. In consultation with the Board of Directors, the Treasurer:

  • Reviews and approves all reports and filings required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Internal Revenue Service, and other government agencies.
  • Helps to prepare the annual operating budget.
  • Presents the financial reports at Directors meetings six times per year.
  • Advises on financial issues as they arise.
  • Ensures that appropriate policies, oversight and segregation of duties are in place.
  • Develops the long-range money management strategy.
  • Works closely with staff to ensure that finance-related policies and procedures are followed.

The incoming Treasurer will benefit from the fact that the books are currently in very good order. The incoming Treasurer will be able to consult as needed with our outgoing Treasurer. We estimate that the position will require an average of four to six hours per month.

Qualifications:
The Treasurer must have:

  • A strong financial background with knowledge of accounting principles, relevant computer software applications, budget preparation skills, and the ability to coach the Board of Directors on financial concepts.
  • CPA, MBA or advanced Finance degree. Bachelor’s degree in accounting will be considered if the individual is experienced.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with non-profits desirable

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