Accountant for SkirtsAfire

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Make a difference. Consider joining the Board of Directors! SkirtsAfire Festival is Edmonton’s only multidisciplinary arts festival featuring and elevating the work of women-identified artists. Established in 2012, we are a dynamic non-profit that’s making a difference in Edmonton’s thriving arts community. We create space for amazing women of diverse backgrounds to share their work and insightful stories in a variety of art forms.
We are diverse and daring! Each year we continue to expand our Festival and grow as a team: we ask ourselves how we can do better, think bigger, and how we can continue serving the community we’ve created with a festival to be proud of.

Description of Role:
You’ll be working with an energetic, fun and inclusive team that’s helping empower artists and audiences. You’ll bring your leadership and expertise to help guide the organization in non-profit Board governance and growth. Use your existing skills and discover new ones as you join us in presenting professional and thought-provoking artistic performances and exhibitions.
There is potential opportunity to join the Board as a Committee member in addition to, or instead of the Board position.
Time commitment is approximately 6 hours per month. Meetings take place approximately once per month, typically on the second Monday of the month.
Qualifications:
• Accounting or finance background at the management or professional level. Individuals working toward a designation are welcome to apply.
• Knowledge of financial analysis and standard financial documents (eg. financial statements, profit & loss, balance sheets).
• Experience with non-profit governance, funding and reporting is an asset, or an interest to grow experience in this area.
• Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate financial information in a meaningful way that shows linkages to the Strategic Plan.
• Motivated self-starter.
• Inclusive team player.
Term:
February 2018 – August 1, 2018, with option to stand for election to the Board at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Certification or Education Required:
Educational background can include accounting, finance, commerce, or economics.

Applicable Interests:
• Community building and the Arts.
• Support and empower the work of women of diverse backgrounds.
• A desire to contribute within a fun and creative environment, and help ensure the ongoing growth of the organization.

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://skirtsafire.com/call-board-members/ 
Lana Anderson
Email: hr@skirtsafire.com

Call For Community Ambassadors in Edmonton- Join the Team!

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Community Ambassadors aim to help non-profit organizations, ranging from small to large and complex, by helping them connect with the skills-based volunteers they need.  These sectors include poverty reduction, health, and support for children, addictions recovery, the arts, animals, and the environment.

Over the past five year the Community Ambassadors has grown into something amazing. Our initial goal was to connect Chartered Professional Accounts with non-profit groups in Calgary, and we expanded to Edmonton in 2016. We have helped numerous charities find qualified volunteers, and we are very proud of this accomplishment.  In the pursuit of continuing our success, we want to ensure the group has energetic leadership to benefit our communities.

Description of Role(s):
The Community Ambassadors are currently looking for enthusiastic and engaged volunteers to fill the following Board positions:

Edmonton:

  • Community Relations Liaison (will develop and maintain relationships with NPO’s within the Edmonton area)
  • Event Planner (will execute our annual networking event in Edmonton)
  • Member at Large (assist the committee with various event planning and community outreach initiatives)

Certification or Education Required:
CPA (must be in good standing)

Applicable Interests:
Candidates will have a passion for community service, as well as the CPA profession.

Duration & Time Commitment:
1 Year Commitment (minimum)

The Board will meet at least quarterly outside of business hours, and may meet more frequently (monthly) as we are approaching our annual networking events in Calgary and Edmonton.
We’re a fun bunch, and our meetings are pretty informal gatherings over drinks and snacks.
Board members are expected to attend all Board meetings and events in their respective city. In addition, members are expected to assist with online promotion of volunteer postings and events. This would include sharing postings and upcoming events via LinkedIn or Facebook.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://communityambassadors.ca
Email: communityambassadors@shaw.ca

Volunteer Treasurer for Alberta Music Education Foundation

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Alberta Music Education Foundation (AMEF) is a registered charity whose mission is to promote the advancement of music education in Alberta through participation and/or sponsorship.

Description of Role:
As a member of the Board, the Treasurer acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the Foundation. The Treasurer is accountable to the Board of Directors. It is the responsibility of the Treasurer to:
• Oversee the financial functioning of the Foundation
• Ensure that accurate accounts are kept of Board receipts and disbursements for Board-related expenditures
• Speak to members (Board and general) regarding the budget in partnership with the Executive Director and Finance Committee
• Serve on the Executive Committee
• May oversee an independent audit from an outside accounting firm

Certification or Education Required:
• Experience in the charitable sector is preferred, expertise in music education is not required.
• Willingness to become familiar with and abide by the Government of Alberta Societies Act and the Government of Canada Charities Act
• Familiarity with budget preparation and monitoring, financial record keeping and reporting
• All the requirements of Board membership

Applicable Interests:
Music education; volunteerism;

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: https://www.amef.ca/
Crystal Krips
Email: info@amef.ca

File: TREASURER-POSTING.pdf

Volunteer Treasurer for St. Albert Family Resource Centre

Description of Charity/Foundation:
St. Albert Family Resource Centre is a thriving and vital non-profit family resource centre serving families in St. Albert and the surrounding communities since 1982. We provide a variety of educational courses and workshops, as well as one-on-one support services, for families with growing children.

Description of Role:
The Volunteer Board Treasurer will:
• Sit as a member of the Board of Directors, attend board and committee meetings, and regularly report to the board on any key financial events, trends, concerns, and assessment of fiscal health
• Manage the finances of the society, including the board’s review and action related to financial responsibilities
• Administer fiscal matters of the organization
• Develop and oversee the society’s financial policies and procedures
• Provide annual budget to the Board of Directors for members’ approval as well as other appropriate financial reports
• Ensure that an audited statement of the financial position of the CENTRE is prepared and presented to the Members at the
Annual General Meeting
• Performs other duties assigned by the Board

Certification or Education Required:
Any of the following certifications: CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CFA, etc.

Applicable Interests:
Interested in volunteering with an association that works with families and has a desire to ensure all families have the support and skills to thrive in our community.

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.stalbertfrc.ca  
Shelley Passek
Email: ed@stalbertfrc.ca

File: VOLUNTEER-TREASURER-BOARD-MEMBER.pdf

Volunteer Board Members for the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation’s vision is to eradicate skin cancer, a highly preventable disease, through education, awareness, research and advocacy. Focusing our efforts on prevention and early detection, the Foundation works to change behaviours with three key messages:
– Practice sun safety to prevent skin cancer
– Avoid the use of tanning beds
– Do regular self- skin examinations using the ABCDEs of early detection.
CSCF is a non-profit organization that relies on a board of directors.

Description of Role:
We need board members who can commit to short monthly meetings. Board members are needed for executive positions such as Treasurer. Board of directors often assist and/or participate in fundraising and other events.

Certification or Education Required:
Resume required. Please send to Heidi Veluw, Executive Director for CSCF.
Accountants working towards their designation are welcome.

Applicable Interests:
Public Health

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.canadianskincancerfoundation.com
Heidi Veluw
Email: cscfexecutivedirector@telus.net

Volunteer Treasurer for 175th Southwood Scout Group (Scouts Canada)

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Scouts Canada is the country’s leading youth organization. For more than 100 years, we have brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience and friendship to 17 million Canadian youth.
Scouts have a lot of fun discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t have elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
www.scouts.ca
The 175th Southwood Scout group is located in the Southwood Area of Millwoods (Edmonton). We offer Scouts programming for youth aged 5-26, are run completely by volunteers and supported financially through fundraising. A Group Committee; which consists of a Commissioner, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Registrar, Secretary, Fundraising Coordinator and representatives from each youth section, collectively run the operational aspects of the group.

Description of Role:
We are looking for a Volunteer Treasurer to maintain our group books. Duties will include (but not limited to):
-Attending Group Committee meetings once per month and reporting on finances (meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of -the month from 7-9pm).
-Effectively record, maintain, plan and explain all financial matters pertaining to the Group.
-Be one of the principal signing officers for the Group.
-Prepare, in conjunction with the Group Committee, the financial records for the Group Annual Review.
-Follow the accounting and fundraising principles of Scouts Canada

Certification or Education Required:
None required but a good understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles is required.
You will be required to be registered as a member of Scouts Canada which includes screening (interview, references, Police Check), sign a code of conduct and complete basic online training before starting the role. All costs associated are covered by the organization.

Applicable Interests:
Bookkeeping/Accounting
Contributing to the community/volunteerism
Opportunity to practice and hone your accounting skills
Contributing to the largest and longest running youth movement in the world

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact: 
Charity/Foundation Website: http://175thsouthwoodscouts.com/
Carmen Werbowetsky
Email: carmzy@hotmail.com

File: 
175th-Treasurer-Job-Descrip.docx

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

Volunteer Board Member for SkirtsAfire

Description of Charity/Foundation:
SkirtsAfire is Edmonton’s only multidisciplinary arts festival featuring and elevating the work of women artists. A local Non Profit, Charitable Organization established in 2012, we showcase, empower and support amazing women artists. With our yearly SkirtsAfire Festival, we create a platform for female artists to share their work in a variety of art forms. We hold a strong focus on the Alberta Avenue community, where our festival contributes to the revitalization of this up-and-coming arts and dining district. SkirtsAfire is rooted in a passion for and celebration of art AND community.

Description of Role:
Consider joining the Board of Directors of SkirtsAfire Festival! You’ll be part of an energetic, inclusive team with a passion for building community and seeing arts organizations thrive.
In your role, you’ll contribute your leadership and expertise to help guide the organization on financial matters and non-profit Board governance. There is potential opportunity to move into an Executive position as Treasurer, upon nomination and in accordance with elections protocol.
Meetings take place approximately once per month.

Certification or Education Required:
-Accounting designation an asset. We welcome those interested in pursing an accounting designation in the near future.
-Experience with AGLC an non-profit reporting is an asset, or an interest to grow experience in this area of funding.
-Motivated self-starter.
-Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate financial information in a meaningful way that shows linkages to the Strategic Plan.
-Inclusive team player.

Applicable Interests:
A passion for community building and the arts.
-A desire to contribute your leadership and expertise to help ensure the ongoing growth of the organization.

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://skirtsafire.com/
Lana Anderson
Email: ander_land@hotmail.com

*To apply for Board member application and contact information: http://skirtsafire.com/call-board-members/
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

File: Board-Recruitment-Skirts-2017-2.docx

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 Concrete Theatre Society

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Concrete Theatre is an award winning professional theatre company committed to creating, developing and producing artistically excellent and culturally diverse Theatre for Young Audiences that explores issues relevant to the lives of young people and their families.
Concrete Theatre started in 1987 and was officially registered in 1989 as a Not-For-Profit Society. We began as a collectively run, Popular Theatre company operating on a project-to-project basis. Between 1990 and 1996, Concrete Theatre began partnering with social service agencies, working in schools doing participatory theatre projects. In 1998, we moved towards working exclusively as a professional Theatre for Young Audiences company. Our regular season consists of three touring productions: one for Elementary schools, one for Junior Highs and Senior Highs.

Description of Role:
Board of Directors- Treasurer. Meetings take place at our Edmonton office (2 blocks south of Whyte Ave between 100 St & 101 St), generally once a month on a Monday evening for about 90 minutes. Occasional visits to the office during business hours to assist our General Manager/to sign a grant application etc, if possible.

Applicable Interests:
Educational Theatre for Young Audiences.

Duration:
1 Year or 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://concretetheatre.ca/
Mary-Ellen Perley
Email: gm@concretetheatre.ca