CPA Australia & Pro Bono Australia - Mentor the Treasurer Program

The CPA Australia Mentor the Treasurer Program (“Program”) is an initiative of CPA Australia inspired by volunteer committee members and developed in conjunction with Pro Bono Australia. The initiative is congruent with CPA Australia’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and strategy to: "support local communities and charities, with a focus on financial literacy and education".

Scholarship Overview

The Mentor the Treasurer Program aims to help the smallest not-for-profit organisations with a turnover less than $250,000 per annum to improve their governance and better manage their funds through providing pro bono guidance to volunteer treasurers, with a focus on those who have no formal training in accounting.

Another important purpose of the Program is to provide an avenue through which members of CPA Australia can donate their skills and expertise to valued community organisations.

As a NFP organisation, participation in the program offers treasurers the opportunity to benefit from CPA Australia members’ professional support and guidance which in turn enables the acquisition of new skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the treasurer role.

Mentoring relationships between a Mentor and a Mentee Organisation, once established, remain current for one year.

Helping NFP Organisations:

As an NFP organisation, participation in the program offers treasurers the opportunity to benefit from CPA Australia members’ professional support and guidance which in turn enables the acquisition of new skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the treasurer role.

Opportunities for CPA Australia members:

As a CPA Australia member, participation in the program offers you the opportunity to share your expertise and benefit from the rewards of being involved in an NFP organisation. You will be able to build and broaden your skill-sets and your personal and professional networks along with gaining valuable insights in to different NFP organisations and activities.

Participant Feedback:

"Having a great mentor played an important role in the development of my professional career, particularly in my promotion to a senior level manager. My mentor transferred a wealth of wisdom in my life...to be unique, and to look at work in a positive manner and be enthusiastic about learning, to plan ahead, be motivated, empowered and display a positive outlook to life. My mentor caused influential people to be interested in my career development, sought career opportunities and removed the weaknesses in my professional life." ~ Liliana

"Mentoring eager people is a very rewarding experience. Helping to expand their knowledge, giving them the confidence to tackle more challenging tasks, and watching them develop and enjoy a previously-daunting role gives me, as a mentor, at least as much satisfaction as my mentees have enjoyed." ~ Lindsay Doig, CPA

More Information:

For more information about the program and how to apply for a mentor or volunteer to be a mentor, please click here. For further queries, please contact Mentor the Treasurer.

Selection Criteria
To qualify as a Mentee Organisation, the organisation must be an Australian based Not-for-Proft Organisation with a gross turnover not exceeding A$250,000.
Closing Date : 31/12/2019
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Subject Area : Community Leadership Leadership & Management Mentoring & Coaching Personal Development
Course Type : Mentorship Other
Location : ACT NT SA QLD NSW VIC TAS WA