Volunteer Bookkeeper for Ploughshares Calgary Society

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Ploughshares Calgary is a local not-for-profit that seeks reduced reliance on military responses to international and civil disputes and the abolition of nuclear weapons. Formed in 1984, we maintain an office with a half-time staff person. We host regular educational nights on a variety of peace and justice topics as well as our November Holiday Peace Fair craft sale, the August Hiroshima memorial Floating Lantern ceremony and ongoing fundraising activities.

For further information on the group, please visit our website.

Description of Role:
With an annual budget of $30,000, we are very careful with our money. The role involves monthly reconciliation of two small bank accounts, preparation of monthly financial updates for the board of directors using a template form, the annual review, and willingness to answer questions that may come from the staff and board.

Certification or Education:
Bookkeeping, CGA, CMA

Applicable Interests: 
-Peace and justice issues
-Nuclear disarmament
-Giving back to community
-Offering leadership and expertise to a small non-profit

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.ploughsharescalgary.ca 
Sultana Virani
Email: office@ploughsharescalgary.ca

Volunteer Treasurer for Calgary Chinese Community Service Associtaion

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Established for over 39 years, the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association (CCCSA) is a non-profit, community-based organization located in the Chinatown area of Calgary, Alberta.

The Calgary Chinese Community Service Association emerged from an idea – an ambitious idea to establish an organization that helps the immigrant community access mainstream services and integrate with society through education, facilitation and advocacy.

Description of Role:
In this volunteer position, you will be working with the Board, Executive director, and staff to:
● Advance the organization’s mission: to connect immigrants to mainstream services.
● Actively participate in monthly board meetings, executive committee and other committees as required.
● Gives financial updates to the board regularly.
● Work with the Executive director on the annual budget and audit.
● Support fundraising and community engagement events.
● Promote positive organizational change.

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.cccsa.ca
Princeton Lau
Email: princeton.lau@cccsa.ca

 

Volunteer Treasurer for Give A Mile

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Give A Mile is a group of dedicated volunteers who believe strongly in the power of visits from loved ones for people in palliative or critical condition. Our Inspiration: Founder Kevin Crowe experienced this power first-hand during the passing of his good friend Ryan who relished such visits. Kevin learned that Kulacauses.com said over 10 trillion air miles went unused in 2011 alone, and Give A Mile was born.
100% of donations go to flights of compassion and associated travel fees (taxes, transfers); Give A Mile operating costs are fundraised for separately.We continue to receive inspiration from our flight recipients and their follow-up stories

Description of Role:
The Treasurer is responsible for managing and reporting on the finances of Give A Mile Inc.
Treasurer Responsibilities:
• Compile and maintain the annual operating budget
• Assist on-site during fundraising activities and oversee cash handling and record-keeping
• Gather and maintain all financial information required for all financial reporting purposes in order to meet reporting requirements on a timely and accurate basis
• Ensure timely deposits of all monies or other valuable effects.
• Provide accurate, up-to-date financial reports and explanations to the Board at regular meetings, including cash flow analyses
• Report to the Board any financial irregularities, concerns and opportunities
• Sign documents of the organization as required
• Ensure that all financial statements are prepared in accordance with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO)
• Keep up-to-date with changes to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities and legal, regulatory and sector developments related to the Board’s responsibilities
• Prepare and submit on time the CRA Annual Charity Return
o T3010 and all schedules
o TF725
o T1235
o Copy of annual financial statements
• Administers all financial transactions, bookkeeping and financial administration including tax receipts and bank accounts
• Participate in one Board committee
• Delegates bookkeeping or other administrative duties to junior staff as required
• Pay GAM’s vendors in a timely manner
• Monitor the GAM’s cash flows and financial position continuously

Future Responsibilities
• Recommend to the Board the selection of an auditor, represent the Board in the audit process and present audited accounts to the annual meeting
• Develop and recommend appropriate financial controls for consideration by the board.
• Hire, supervise and delegate to volunteer financial assistant

Familiarity with Quickbooks for Non-Profit software

Knowledge of Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) Able to interpret Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities
Research and Analysis skills
Detail oriented/accurate/thorough
Able to meet deadlines
Ethical
Sound decision-making and judgement

All Board positions are volunteer-based, with the commitment of a two-year term. Previous non-profit board experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

Certification or Education Required:
Qualifications/Attributes:
A combination of practical accounting experience and a degree in accounting/business administration or a two-year accounting diploma from a technical college. A professional accounting designation is required.

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.giveamile.org
Kevin Blanchette
Email: kevin.blanchette@giveamile.org

File: Give-A-Mile-Inc.-u2013-Treasurer-Roles-Responsibilities.docx

Volunteer Treasurer for Osteoporosis Canada

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

Description of Role:
Deliverables & Duties
As a volunteer of Osteoporosis Canada, this individual is responsible for monitoring the local plan and budget. This individual also implements all OC financial policies and procedures and ensures compliance.

The following will be performed in conjunction with local Staff and/or National Staff:
• Work with staff to develop an annual budget
• Complete and submit appropriate forms as required, in a timely fashion.
• Make regular deposits in local bank account.
• Keep a record of petty cash expenditures.
• Monthly review of financial statements from the OC National Office and monitoring against approved plan and budget.
• Communicate with the finance department where necessary.
• Regularly attend volunteer meetings and report on activities.
• Signing authority, together with one other signature, on payments.

Qualifications
• Knowledge of Excel
• Understanding of financial statements and accounting experience.

Please contact the OC National Office for further details at volunteer@osteoporosis.ca.

Applicable Interests:
Accounting, Health & Wellness, Community Outreach, Finance, Bone Health

Duration:
Two-year placement (renewable), up to 2 hours/week.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.osteoporosis.ca
Kori Osther
Email: kosther@osteoporosis.ca

File:
Treasurer-Alberta-2017.pdf

Volunteer Bookkeeper for Emma Maternity House

Description of Charity/Foundation:
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness among pregnant women. We currently are able to provide housing and support for eight mothers and their babies who are at risk of homeless. Our vision is “Healthy Mothers in Community.”

Description of Role:
Bookkeeper: Provide 5 hours a week to help with bookkeeping needs, including payroll, bill payments, and accurate financial reports to the Board of Directors.

Duration:
1 Year or Less

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.emmahouse.ca
Sara Curdie
Email: sara@emmahouse.ca

Volunteer Board Member for Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society

Description of Charity/Foundation:
We are a not for profit organization that provides support to people who are dying and their loved ones. Part of our role is to increase awareness about resources available related to death and dying and to make connections with community partners that provide these services.

Description of Role:
We are looking for a Volunteer Board Member with accounting skills that can assist the society in developing an annual operating budget, provide guidance on policy that supports the financial accountability of the society, and assist in preparing financial reports.

Applicable Interests: 
Interested in being on a governing board and providing leadership in the financial aspects of a non profit organization. Come and join a great team!

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://gphospice.ca/
Teresa Evans
Email: tevans@gprc.ab.ca

Volunteer Treasurer for Alberta Printmakers

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Alberta Printmakers (A/P) is a non-profit, artist-run centre founded in 1989 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The organization’s goals are to increase public awareness of print media, to engage a diverse audience, to provide resources for the artistic community and production facilities for printmaking.
A/P has an open membership, and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Management and administration of A/P’s activities are the responsibilities of its Directors, who reach out to volunteers in accomplishing A/P’s goals.
A/P operates a fully functional and equipped, communal print shop for renting members practicing printmaking. A/P also operates a gallery space that is nestled within the print shop, and offers Carfac fees to exhibiting artists working within print media. A/P organizes print workshops and hosts residency and summer student programs.

Description of Role:
The Treasurer of Alberta Printmakers shall be a member of the Executive Committee.
The Treasurer shall :
1) oversee the financial functioning of A/P and provide regular reports to the Board on its financial state,
2) keep the financial records for A/P,
3) with the assistance of the Finance Committee develop annual budgets for presentation to the Board,
4) chair or co-chair the Finance Committee,
5) act as a signing officer for financial transactions,
6) act as liaison between the auditor, booker keeper and the Board, and
7) ensure an annual financial audit is completed in a timely manner.

Certification or Education Required:
Accounting designation preferred (CA, CGA or CMA) preferred.
Experience working with Artist Run Centres and AGLC reporting.
References required

Applicable Interests:
Visual arts, and/or general arts interests, interest in working within a team environment and creative thinkers.

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.albertaprintmakers.com
Carrie Phillips Kieser
Email: director@albertaprintmakers.com

Volunteer Accountant for Taking Strides

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Taking Strides is a non-profit initiative which was created by students at the University of Calgary in February of 2016. We offer an adaptive physical literacy program for children with special needs and disabilities ages 4-13. Our main priorities are to keep low fees for the parents, and to facilitate one-on-one child-volunteer pairing.

Description of Role:
Assist Nest Accounting & Taking Strides in event and business promotion.

Qualities/Characteristics:
Self-starter
Motivated
Willing to learn
Effective communicator
Adaptable to changing situations

Certification or Education Required:
NA

Duration:
1 Year or Less

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: https://takingstrides.org/
Kyle Irwin
Email: prolific@nestaccountingsolutions.com

 

Volunteer Treasurer for Give A Mile

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Give A Mile is a group of dedicated volunteers who believe strongly in the power of visits from loved ones for people in palliative or critical condition. Our Inspiration: Founder Kevin Crowe experienced this power first-hand during the passing of his good friend Ryan who relished such visits. Kevin learned that Kulacauses.com said over 10 trillion air miles went unused in 2011 alone, and Give A Mile was born.
100% of donations go to flights of compassion and associated travel fees (taxes, transfers); Give A Mile operating costs are fundraised for separately.We continue to receive inspiration from our flight recipients and their follow-up stories

Description of Role:
The Treasurer is responsible for managing and reporting on the finances of Give A Mile Inc.
Treasurer Responsibilities:
• Compile and maintain the annual operating budget
• Assist on-site during fundraising activities and oversee cash handling and record-keeping
• Gather and maintain all financial information required for all financial reporting purposes in order to meet reporting requirements on a timely and accurate basis
• Ensure timely deposits of all monies or other valuable effects.
• Provide accurate, up-to-date financial reports and explanations to the Board at regular meetings, including cash flow analyses
• Report to the Board any financial irregularities, concerns and opportunities
• Sign documents of the organization as required
• Ensure that all financial statements are prepared in accordance with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO)
• Keep up-to-date with changes to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities and legal, regulatory and sector developments related to the Board’s responsibilities
• Prepare and submit on time the CRA Annual Charity Return
o T3010 and all schedules
o TF725
o T1235
o Copy of annual financial statements
• Administers all financial transactions, bookkeeping and financial administration including tax receipts and bank accounts
• Participate in one Board committee
• Delegates bookkeeping or other administrative duties to junior staff as required
• Pay GAM’s vendors in a timely manner
• Monitor the GAM’s cash flows and financial position continuously

Future Responsibilities
• Recommend to the Board the selection of an auditor, represent the Board in the audit process and present audited accounts to the annual meeting
• Develop and recommend appropriate financial controls for consideration by the board.
• Hire, supervise and delegate to volunteer financial assistant

Familiarity with Quickbooks for Non-Profit software

Knowledge of Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) Able to interpret Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities
Research and Analysis skills
Detail oriented/accurate/thorough
Able to meet deadlines
Ethical
Sound decision-making and judgement

All Board positions are volunteer-based, with the commitment of a two-year term. Previous non-profit board experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

Certification or Education Required:
Qualifications/Attributes:
A combination of practical accounting experience and a degree in accounting/business administration or a two-year accounting diploma from a technical college. A professional accounting designation is required.

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.giveamile.org
Kevin Blanchette
Email: kevin.blanchette@giveamile.org

File: Give-A-Mile-Inc.-u2013-Treasurer-Roles-Responsibilities.docx

Volunteer Treasurer for Canadian Health, Immunization & Learning Development(CHILD)

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The CHILD Foundation is a CRA-registered charitable organization run by an independent and passionate volunteer Board of Directors. The Board consists of expertise in the field of medicine, health care delivery, accounting, finance, international development and project management.

The Foundation’s mission is “to reduce mortality rate among underprivileged women and children in rural India by providing basic health care services and health education in a professional, efficient and effective manner, while respecting local culture, values and regulations.”

The Maya Devi Charitable Hospital, a 20-bed facility built in the rural community of Sarurpur Kalan, is the first major project undertaken by the Foundation in collaboration with Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, and with major support from The Rotary Foundation. The hospital is staffed with a nine medical staff, which includes two gynaecologists, two pediatricians, and four other medical staff including nurses. The hospital is operating on an outpatient basis since October 2nd, 2011. In 2014, an onsite clinical laboratory was established and a 5,000-watt solar power plant was commissioned to provide reliable power to the hospital. Between October 2011 and February 2017, the hospital logged-in over 100,000 patient visits.

Description of Role:
The main duties of the Treasurer are:

  • Oversight of all general accounting duties
  • Preparing the annual financial statements and CRA tax return
  • Reviewing financial results at regular Board meetings
  • Assist with the coordination of the annual audit
  • Assist with fundraising efforts and our annual fundraising event, such as securing silent auction items, and promoting table and ticket sales

Certification or Education Required:
The Treasurer will be a CPA in good standing. as well as no previous board experience is required, but would be an asset.

Applicable Interests:
Have a passion for health care and the international community.

Duration:

  • The successful Treasurer will be able to commit to a 3-year term
  • The Board meets approximately 8 times a year

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: www.childfoundation.ca
Executive Director: Dr. Anil Jain
Email: ed@childfoundation.ca