The National Press Photographers is seeking a volunteer to serve as the organization’s Treasurer. The two-year term begins immediately following the board’s upcoming meeting on January 30th, 2021, when elections for the NPPA’s offices will take place, to the conclusion of the board’s January board meeting in 2023. Outgoing Treasurer Kyle Grantham is not seeking re-election to the office.
At the NPPA’s 2020 annual board meeting, the organization passed a resolution changing the qualifications for the office to include that the ideal candidate should be a financial professional, but is not required to be a financial professional. The board believes the NPPA needs an individual with knowledge of best practices in accounting and finance to ensure the best path forward is charted for the organization’s finances during the nation’s current economic downturn.
The official duties of the Treasurer as prescribed by the NPPA’s Policies and Procedures are as follows, and are subject to change:
- Serve as a Member of the Executive Committee.
- Present the budget at the Annual Board Meeting, and be prepared to discuss budget issues at any other meetings.
- Chair the Finance Committee.
- Assist the Executive Director in the preparation of the budget.
- Retain copies of correspondence and records prepared in the performance of his/her duties.
- Make financial information available to Board Members upon reasonable request.
- In practice, the Treasurer prepares regular reports for meetings of the Executive Committee and as needed, for meetings of the Board, detailing personal activities related to their office since the prior meeting and the current standing of the NPPA’s financial accounts and the financial outlook for the organization. The treasurer also works in unison with the Executive Director to chair the finance committee, which should be convened at regular intervals to review financial reports and projections for the organization.
While the Executive Director and NPPA staff work directly with the accountants and bookkeepers to compile and prepare data, it is the Treasurer’s responsibility to oversee that work and ensure accurate recording of the NPPA’s revenue and expenses (usually done through review of the organization’s P&L) and timely preparation of the organization’s Form 990 and annual financial review or, when determined necessary, audit.
The Treasurer provides final approval on organization expenses after expense reports have been vetted for adherence to the NPPA Policies and Procedures by NPPA staff. The Treasurer signs all checks for the NPPA.
The Treasurer should also work to ensure internal controls are being followed and there is accountability in spending and adherence to the NPPA budget, which the Executive Director and treasurer prepare together and present to the board at the annual meeting.
Please submit your resume along with a statement summarizing your qualifications for the position by Sunday, January 24th to NPPA Secretary Marie D. De Jesús at [email protected].
Candidates will be interviewed by members of the Executive Committee and finalists will be presented to the board of directors for a vote at the annual meeting on January 30th.