PMSA - Presbyterian & Methodist Schools Association

Role: Committee Member Type: Not-for-Profit & Community Organisations Location: Queensland, Brisbane City Council
Annual Budget: more than $1,500,000
Number of Paid Staff: more than 100
Number of Volunteers: 21-100
Current Board Size: 3 or fewer
Board Meetings (frequency): Quarterly
Board Meetings Held: At Night

Area of Expertise Being Sought:
Accounting, Auditing, Business

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Payment: Reimbursement of expenses

Any further information about this vacancy:
  • Significant governance opportunity
  • Large and respected Christian education organisation
  • Volunteer role based in Brisbane

An exciting opportunity exists to join the PMSA Board’s Audit, Finance & Risk Committee.

About the PMSA

The PMSA – Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association – owns four of Queensland’s well-known independent schools with students from Prep to Year 12: Brisbane Boys' College, Clayfield College, Somerville House and Sunshine Coast Grammar School. At each school, students are encouraged and supported to achieve their best academically, spiritually and in co-curricular activities.

Established in 1918, the PMSA is a joint mission of the Uniting Church of Australia, Queensland Synod and the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. One hundred years on, the PMSA plays a vital role in setting the direction of these outstanding schools and is the connecting link between the schools and the two churches. 

Launching a new Strategic Plan for 2019 onwards, the PMSA envisions a future where education is valued as a central pillar of society and where Christian independent education provides the finest opportunities and outcomes for future citizens of the world.

To govern the four schools, the PMSA Board is supported by three standing committees, a School Council at each school and the PMSA corporate office.

About this role                                                                                                                    As a member of the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee, you will have group governance oversight responsibility for:

  • Controls and related policies
  • Financial reporting
  • Business risk management
  • Legal compliance

You will be a seasoned professional with proven governance experience either as a board member of a for profit or not for profit organisation or as a senior executive. You will have a  degree in business/commerce/finance with a CPA or Chartered Accountant qualification and/or have significant executive management / governance experience in a complex risk management portfolio. 

The Audit, Finance & Risk Committee meetings are routinely held four to five times per year with ad hoc meetings held as necessary.  Applicants should consider that there is a significant time investment required both in attendance at and preparations surrounding committee meetings.

For more information about this role, please contact CEO Sharon Callister on (07) 3371 0709. For more information about the PMSA, visit our website

Expressions of Interest will be received via email until close of business on Tuesday 29 January 2019.

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