Episode 4: Who is an officer?

In this episode of ROCpod: Talking with the Registered Organisations Commission, we respond to a frequently asked question: Who is an officer of a registered organisation?

It is important that registered organisations can distinguish who their officers are. This is essential for various compliance activities, including annual returns, elections and officer and related party disclosure statements. It is also important that officers are aware of their obligations under the legislation, which are imposed because of their role as an officer.

Episode highlights

02:09:     Legislative guidance
04:55:     The relevance of rule books
05:30:     The ROC’s Officer Induction Kit
07:00:     The duties of officers
07:35:     The relevance to elections
09:05:     Officers and the annual return
10:20:     Officer financial duties
11:35:     Common examples of officers and non-office positions

Episode four transcript

Additional Resources:

Duties of officers, guidance note


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