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OSCPA Members: Have you been meaning to save the world but don't know how to get started? An easy step is to get involved with either a not-for-profit in your community or a governmental entity in the state of Oregon. OSCPA keeps a running list of volunteer openings, submitted by both not-for-profits and governmental entities.

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Sound Equine Options

Mission:

Saving equine lives through support, education, rehabilitation, training and adoption.

Description:

Board Treasurer

WHO WE ARE
Sound Equine Options (SEO) was founded in 2009 to assist the growing number of neglected and abused horses in our community. Our mission is to save the lives of horses through support, education, rehabilitation, training and adoption.

TREASURER OVERVIEW
As SEO continues to mature and grow, we are seeking volunteer board members who are creative, value innovation, expect accountability, and will help the organization remain sustainable now and in the future. We have high aspirations for the organization and are looking for the right people to help fulfill our mission, and our Board Treasurer is a vital to our cause.

As treasurer, you are a critical member of the Board of Directors, offering guidance to other board members and the Executive Director to fulfill SEO's fiduciary responsibilities through good fiscal planning, decision-making, and oversight at a governance level.

Service on SEO’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
1. Support SEO’s mission and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance.
2. Ensure SEO is in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws concerning financial oversight and controls for 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations.
3. Dedicate the time needed to be successful in this position (time commitment averages approximately 10 hours per month).
4. Meet regularly with board members, staff, and volunteers in-person as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee SEO’s financial administration and the development and implementation of financial management policies and strong internal controls.

Principle duties:
1. Oversee SEO’s financial administration:
• Ensure SEO maintains accurate and up-to-date financial books and records.
• Prepare and present regular financial reports to the board, including income statement of revenue and expenses and balance sheet of assets and liabilities.
• Lead the development of the annual budget and monitor and compare actual revenues and expenses against projections.
• Ensure the accurate and timely completion required financial reporting forms (including the IRS Form 990) and make these forms available for the board’s review.
• Assist with the development and presentation of the annual report.
2. Develop, implement, and oversee financial management policies and strong internal controls in consultation with the board and staff.
• Verify that donations are handled appropriately and that grants and service delivery contracts are accounted for in accordance with the requirements of funders and applicable state and federal laws.
• Ensure that payroll and other liabilities are settled in a timely manner.
• Serve as a co-signer of checks with at least one another signing officer.
• Ensure that excess funds and reserves are properly held and invested.
3. Advise the board of key financial events, trends, and concerns, and assessments of the organization’s fiscal health.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Understanding of, and experience with, good financial management and reporting practices (experience with financial accounting for nonprofit organizations preferred but not required).
2. Critical thinking skills needed to assess an organization's financial position, policies, and procedures and make recommendations to support decision making.
3. Organizational skills needed to keep accurate and up-to-date records.
4. Communication skills needed to convey complex financial concepts in easy-to-understand terms.
5. CPA license (preferred but not required).

While many of the responsibilities can be managed virtually, we need this volunteer board member to be located in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area (Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington counties).

Send introduction and resume to marie@soundequineoptions.org.


If interested please contact:

Marie Naughton
PO Box 1150
Gresham, OR 97030

Phone: 503-489-9092
Email: marie@soundequineoptions.org
Web: www.soundequineoptions.org

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Mission:

The mission of the Friends of the Refuge is to support the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. We are dedicated to protecting and restoring refuge habitats as well as providing nature education and recreation.

Description:

We are looking for Board members who can share our passion about connecting the community with the natural world around them. The Friends of the Refuge Board of Directors actively participate in driving the mission of our volunteer organization. We are currently in need of a Treasurer who can work alongside our Bookkeeper to ensure the fiscal health of our organization continues.


If interested please contact:

Willem Stoeller
19255 SW Pacific Hwy
Sherwood, OR 97140

Phone: 5036255944
Email: treasurer@friendsoftualatinrefuge.org
Web: www.FriendsofTualatinRefuge.org

Volunteer Board Opportunities

Friends of Lake Oswego Public Library

Mission:

The Friends of Lake Oswego Public Library is a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to support the Lake Oswego Library. Our volunteers operate a used bookstore, The Booktique, which provides the money to support the various needs of the Library including funding programs like Summer Reading, Books for Babies and LO Reads.

Description:

We are in desperate need of a pro bono Board Treasurer, ideally an active/retired CPA. Duties include money management, tax & administrative filings, budgeting, monthly QuickBooks reports, etc. The board meets 5 times per year.


If interested please contact:

Terry Huber
6 Essex Ct.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: 5036382707
Email: terry@thehuberfamily.com