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Board of Directors - Treasurer

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Arizona Sustainability Alliance

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***This is a position on the AZSA Board of Directors***

Board of Directors - Treasurer

Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) Mission
To create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona

About AZSA Board of Directors
AZSA’s Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance, and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. The Board not only provides the valuable service of insight, oversight, and foresight, it also assists in the promotion of the charity through fundraising efforts, providing contacts, and generally helping the organization grow. Our board is a diverse mix of business leaders, sustainability-minded professionals, and community leaders of all ages and experience levels who embrace the challenge of this fast-growing organization. Our Board of Directors are not compensated and volunteer their time willingly.

Responsibilities of the Board
As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • Determining the mission and purposes of the organization
  • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the chief executive
  • Strategic and organizational planning
  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
  • Enhancing the organization’s public image
  • Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization

Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
Each individual board member is expected to:

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
  • Give a meaningful personal financial donation
  • Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing
  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • Participate fully in one or more committees
  • Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
  • Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization

Overview - Treasurer
The Board of Directors - Treasurer is an executive and voting member of the board of directors of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance and appointed in a manner consistent with the bylaws. The Treasurer is accountable to the Board for the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities outlined below.

Term of Office
This is an interim position. AZSA’s elections are held at our January meeting. Following the election, a full-year term commences. Elections are held annually.

Time Commitment

  • 5 Hours: The hours required will depend on the needs of the organization per month/week and can fluctuate.
  • Monthly board meetings via Zoom - ~2 Hours
  • Committee Meetings
  • Meetings with Executive Director as needed

Role Purpose - Treasurer

  • Focus on heading the Finance Committee and attending to the oversight of the financial wellbeing of the organization
  • Prepare reports for the Board of Directors, the 990, and the audit


  • Serves as chair of the finance committee and financial officer of the organization
  • Oversight of the financial wellbeing of the organization
  • Submit, for the Finance Committee’s approval, all expenditures of funds raised by the Board, proposed capital expenditures (equipment and furniture), and by the staff of AZSA
  • Present a complete and accurate report of the finances at the annual meeting of the Board, or at any other time upon request by the Board
  • Have the right of inspection of the funds including budgets and subsequent audit reports
  • Maintain a record of all the Alliance’s financial transactions and preserve all financial records to file in the annual corporate tax return and as required by law
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual corporate tax return
  • Maintain a book of all tax filings and tax exemption letters
  • Ensures tax-related documents and legal forms are filed on time
  • Oversee management of all grant requirements
  • Put forth such structures to ensure compliance with AZSA’s document retention policy
  • Assist in direct audits of the funds of the program according to funding source guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Perform other duties as may be prescribed by the Board or the President under whose supervision he/she shall be
  • Reconciles bank accounts and produces financial statements
  • Present financial statements at board meetings
  • Manages, with the finance committee, the board’s review of and action on its financial responsibilities
  • Regularly assess risks and whether and how such risks should be mitigated

Qualifications and Requirements

  • MBA degree and/or CPA license preferred; B.A. or B.S. undergraduate degree required
  • 5 years of progressive financial leadership experience
  • Core understanding of GAAP accounting, nonprofit 501(c)(3) financial reporting, financial operations, treasury and tax
  • Experience leading non-profit finance activities, including budgeting, forecasting, modeling, strategic planning, financial analysis, investor and donor relations, financing, fundraising, and M&A
  • Experience working with and presenting complex financials to Board and Finance Committees
  • Experience using Quickbooks Professional and Payroll Services or experience using comparable accounting software packages with accounting process automation
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
  • Knowledge of CRM systems with preference to practical and functional experience
  • Experience using and/or willingness to utilize project management software to help keep committees, teams, board members, and staff as organized and effective contributors
  • Skillful and effective communication with diverse audiences in both oral and written formats
  • Strong staff management, team-builder/partner with critical thinking skills
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

All AZSA positions are remote, with periodic fieldwork and other necessary in-person activities specific to the position.

To apply for this opportunity with the AZSA Board of Directors, email your cover letter and resume/cv to governance@azsustainabilityalliance.com

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About Arizona Sustainability Alliance


8205 South Priest Drive #11962, Tempe, AZ 85284, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance is to create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona.


The Arizona Sustainability Alliance is a volunteer, non-partisan group committed to protecting our environment and promoting sustainable living through action and advocacy. Through

  • Civic engagement

  • Collaboration

  • Education
We empower Arizona citizens to work together toward more verdant, equitable and sustainable communities. We share a deep concern about catastrophic climate change, the future of our planet and the health and well being of generations to come.
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We'll work with your schedule.


Phoenix Metropolitan AreaPhoenix, AZ 85004


  • Financial Auditing
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping




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  • Approximately 5 hours/week

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