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Extra-Ordinary Birthdays (EOB), a MD-based non-profit organization provides personalized birthday celebration for children living in homeless shelters.  Our mission is to transform the lives of homeless children by creating personalized birthday parties that make them feel valued and inspire moments of delight in their lives.

EOB is seeking a volunteer Treasurer and member of its Board of Directors beginning in January, 2021 for a two year term. 

Accountability

The Board Treasurer is an executive and voting member of the Extra-Ordinary Birthdays’ Board of Directors  and appointed in a manner consistent with the bylaws. He/she is accountable to the Board for the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities outlined below.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Treasurer will offer guidance to the Executive Director and financial officers in ensuring sound fiscal planning, decision-making and oversight at a governance level.

His/her principle duties are to:

  • Oversee the development of high-level financial policies and their review by the board
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and its presentation to the board for review
  • Ensure that the appropriate monthly or quarterly financial statements are reviewed by the board
  • Ensure that the board regularly monitors the organization’s financial performance and alerts it to any important discrepancies between planned and actual figures
  • Ensure that the organization maintains the appropriate financial books and records and that these are accurate and up-to-date
  • Ensure that government tax filings and remittances are submitted on a timely basis
  • 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
  • Verify that donations are handled appropriately and that grants and service delivery contracts are accounted for in accordance with the requirements of funders
  • Meet with the external auditor annually, or more often if needed, to identify any financial control and record keeping problems or deficiencies and oversee action by the Executive Director and financial officers to address them
  • Recommend to the board the need for a review or renewal of the auditing services provided
  • Assists the Executive Director and board chair with the development and presentation of the annual report
  • Present or co-present the organization’s financial report and recommend appointment or reappointment of auditor
  • Helps, along with the Executive Director, keep the board informed of important financial events, trends, and issues relevant to the organization

Committee Membership

The treasurer is a member of the Executive Committee chairs the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. [AES1] 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and strategic directions
  • An understanding of, and experience with, non-profit financial management and reporting practices
  • An appreciation of the kind and level of financial information needed at a board level to support decision making
  • An ability to commit the time required to fulfill the responsibilities described

Time Commitment

  • Approximately ten (10) hours per month (board meetings, meetings with Executive Director, committee meetings)    
  • Term of office is two years with possibility for renewal for second term

Check out our 2018 Annual Report.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume by September 9, 2020 to:

Schinnell Leake
Executive Director
sleake@extraordinarybirthdays.org