The role of the finance committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization. Typical task areas include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.
An outline of responsibilities appears below:
Budgeting and Financial Planning
- Develop an annual operating budget with staff.
- Approve the budget within the finance committee.
- Monitor adherence to the budget.
- Set long-range financial goals along with funding strategies to achieve them.
- Develop multi-year operating budgets that integrate strategic plan objectives and initiatives.
- Present all financial goals and proposals to the board of directors for approval.
- Develop useful and readable report formats with staff.
- Work with staff to develop a list of desired reports noting the level of detail, frequency, deadlines, and recipients of these reports.
- Work with staff to understand the implications of the reports.
Internal Controls and Accountability Policies
- Create, approve, and update (as necessary) policies that help ensure the assets of the organization are protected.
- Ensure policies and procedures for financial transactions are documented in a manual, and the
- manual is reviewed annually, and updated as necessary.
- Ensure approved financial policies and procedures are being followed.
- Reporting & Dashboards
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Quaterly Meetings + Monthly Report Review