• ShelterBox New Zealand
  • Remote (New Zealand)
  • Jun 10, 2024
Voluntary Accounting/Finance Disaster and Emergency Management

Job Description

We seek an experienced Trustee/Treasurer/Financial Controller to join our small but aspirational team on the Board at ShelterBox NZ. We are a registered charity (CC49035), affiliated with ShelterBox International, a global disaster relief agency specialised in the provision of emergency shelter and essential items to those who have lost their homes to disasters or conflict.

This position will appeal to someone with credible technical skills and experience, the willingness to do what it takes, and an empathy for the mission of ShelterBox and humanitarian assistance generally. The position is responsible for managing and overseeing all financial and treasury functions for the organisation and to help keep us prudentially organised and fiscally astute; particularly important as we seek to grow our reach, tempo and impact over the coming year.


  • Play a key role in developing, implementing and reviewing financial strategies and plans to ensure our sustainable financial position and demonstrable commitments to transparency and the highest standards stewardship of donor funds 

  • Manage our financial accounting, reporting, budgeting and planning processes including assistance with short business plan and project evaluation 

  • Oversee cash management and allocation activities, including the cash reserves and payments 

  • Oversee the day-to-day financial operations including accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations, and GL maintenance 

  • Oversee or conduct regular bank reconciliations in support of donor care 

  • Maintain automated API connection between Xero and SpporterHub (Donor Management System) 

  • Prepare Monthly management accounts in Xero, including balance sheet, income statement, P&L, Income by Customer and brief financial summary.  

  • Monitor and analyse financial performance, making recommendations for improvements as necessary 

  • Prepare and submit the Charity Services Annual Report in collaboration with the Chair and Secretary encompassing the Annual Financial Statements. To be submitted within 6 months of Balance date to Charity Services 

  • Ensure the annual insurance renewals are conducted on time 

  • Maintain bank signatories (additions and removals) as approved by the board 

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations and reporting requirements 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external financial partners and stakeholders most particularly in external audit or review conducted periodically as determined by the board and compliance with relevant regulations e.g., Charities Act, 2005. 


ShelterBox New Zealand

Job Summary

financial stewardship / governance

How to apply

To express interest in the position, please forward a copy of your resume and a brief letter of introduction to


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