Volunteer Treasurer for Choir Alberta

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Choir Alberta is the primary resource for choirs, conductors, and choral music educators in our province. Through its diverse roster of projects, programs and services, the organization plays an integral role in the continued vibrancy of choral music making in communities across Alberta. It has become the largest and most dynamic of the Canadian provincial choral associations — it serves as a model for innovative programming and is recognized for the effectiveness of its organizational structure.

Choir Alberta offers a host of educational programs including the honour choirs, festivals, conferences, concerts, workshops and other professional development opportunities. In Feb 2016, Choir Alberta hosted the internationally renowned English sextet The King’s Singers for concerts and workshops in Calgary and Edmonton. Choir Alberta also hosted Podium 2016 Conference and Festival in May 2016 in Edmonton. In the 2015-2016 season, more than 20,000 choristers, conductors, composers, music educators, choral collaborators, and audience members took part in a Choir Alberta event.

Description of Role:
Choir Alberta’s Treasurer oversees the organization’s financial matters. In addition to monitoring overall financial health, the treasurer reports the organization’s financial status to the Board on a regular basis.
As the day-to-day bookkeeping is handled by Choir Alberta staff, the treasurer provides guidance and monitors financial records.

Key responsibilities of the position include:
Oversight of financial recordkeeping
Preparation of finance reports to the Board & membership
Assists in preparing the audited financial statements
Preparation financial information for grant applications & reports
Ensure compliance with CRA regulations

Other responsibilities may include:
Reviewing and recommending changes to finance policy
Contributing to the strategic planning process
Approving expenditures and signing cheques
Educating other Board members about how to understand financial information
File appropriate forms with CRA on a timely basis

The Treasurer will serve on the Executive and Finance Committees, and may be consulted by the Fund Development and Program Advisory Committees on occasion.

Certification or Education Required:
Accounting designation or extensive bookkeeping knowledge and experience.
Experience with AGLC and charitable reporting is an asset.
Familiarity with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit organizations.
Strong communication skills in terms of reporting to the organization’s members, Board, and funders

Applicable Interests:
Choral Music and/or general music interests, interest in working within a team environment and creative thinkers.

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.choiralberta.ca
Brendan Lord
Email: brendan@choiralberta.ca

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