We are hiring!

Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc. is searching for a Voluntary Treasurer. The position requires about 5 hours per week.

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) is a not-for-profit foundation supported by sister organisations around the world. BOSF works under an official agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry to conserve the critically endangered Bornean orangutans and their habitat.

The foundation runs two rehabilitation centres, three reintroduction sites, two large scale reforestation projects, and widespread community development initiatives in Borneo, Indonesia. Through this work, BOSF currently cares for more than 400 orangutans at its two centres, has released nearly 500 back to the wild and manages over 1.1 million acres of rainforest.

BOS Australia (BOSA) was founded in 2001. The not-for-profit organisation raises funds to support BOS Foundation’s work in Indonesia.

In 2019/2020, BOSA’s income totalled $525,000, with over $250,000 distributed to projects. As a mainly volunteer organisation, BOSA can ensure a high percentage of donor dollars get to where they are most needed – in Indonesia.

BOSA supports the BOS activities in Borneo through:

  • Fundraising
  • Raising public awareness
  • Education programmes

BOSA has DGR status with donations over $2 tax-deductible for Australian taxpayers.

We invite applications for the Voluntary Treasurer position to work alongside our bookkeeper and administrator to manage the finances of BOS Australia.

The treasurer position is a committee position. The successful applicant would be appointed as acting treasurer and then have their position on the committee confirmed at the AGM in October 2021.

For more information on the work of BOSA, please visit our website at www.orangutans.com.au

Tasks & Responsibilities:


  • Approving and setting up payments
  • Advice to committee re accuracy of monthly balance sheets and profit & loss statements prepared by bookkeeper
  • Presenting monthly balance sheets and profit & loss statements to committee at committee meetings
  • Reviewing end of year financial statements prepared by bookkeeper before presentation to the committee


  • Managing audit of accounts
  • Review BAS statements prepared by bookkeeper
  • Tax Returns
  • Register of Environmental Organisations reporting with secretary

Advice and Strategy

  • Be available to answer emails generally within 48 hours
  • Attendance upon committee meeting (via Zoom every first Monday of the month) when required
  • Corresponding/liaising with ATO, Banks
  • Provide advice & recommendations re accounting, GST issues
  • Review of Committee Meeting Report prepared by bookkeeper
  • Implementation and monitoring of systems & processes for accounting

Reporting Relationships:

Reporting to the voluntary committee, particularly the president and close liaison with bookkeeper and administrator.

Skills & Aptitudes:

  • Accounting qualification
  • At least five years of accounting experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Membership of a professional association
  • MYOB and or Quickbooks experience
  • Competency in PCs and cloud-based applications

The location is not important as most BOSA communication is by email and phone. The applicant must be prepared to check emails at least every other day and respond to any urgent matters.

Please send the application along with a copy of your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Tony Gilding, President, at tony@orangutans.com.au

For phone enquiries please call 0413 123 000.

No Employment Agencies, please.

We accept applications from outside of Australia, but the applicant must be available to attend online committee meetings and be familiar with Australian not-for-profit accountancy practices.

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Adopt an Orangutan

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Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction means hundreds of orphan orangutans need to care for every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’ teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild. You can follow their progress through Forest School.

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Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia. By donating, you are helping bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink of extinction and on a path to freedom - from rescue to rehabilitation and release.

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