Dress for Success Calgary – Board Member Needed!

Dress for Success Calgary is looking for an individual with accounting, financial reporting, and auditing experience with non-profits to join their Board of Directors. Their goal is to help change the lives of Canadian and New Canadian women by providing them with clothing for employment.

The full posting can be found HERE.

If this is something you might be interested in you may fill out the Volunteer Application Form available online along with resume that shows experience with Non-Profit organizations and email to Trena Olfert – Finance/Accountant Position to calgary@dressforsuccess.org.

Volunteer Accounting/Financial Advisor – Myanmar Buddhist Temple

 Volunteer Accounting/Financial Advisor – Myanmar Buddhist Temple

We are a Faith-based Community Organization for an ethnic minority. We are providing spiritual, social and cultural services to the community and beyond. We are planning to redevelop the property on RC2 district in Albert Park/Radisson Community into small place worship. We are recruiting an experienced volunteer financial/accounting advisor with an expertise in project financial management who is willing to advise or educate the Development Committee and the Board so as to make them informed decisions dealing with project manager or construction manager, contractors, and suppliers through one or two two-hour lecture/workshops and ongoing email advice until the project is completed. The project is expected to start in April 2014.

We are currently doing manual bookkeeping. We expect the advisor is willing to assist in setting up a chart of accounts and recommending computerized accounting software with two or three one or two-hour hand-on classes.

We will be providing him/her a breakfast and/or lunch and reimbursing the cost of transportation/gas up to $ 10.

Contact Information:
Maung Tun (403) 474-9455
email: mbtalberta@gmail.com or mmtt.tun@gmail.com

Location of Opportunity:
2804 14th Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2A 0J9

Mid-term (3-6 months)

Start Date:
a. Anytime on weekends in December for Hand-on Classes (Setting up Chart of Accounts and Software recommendation)
b. Expected to be in April 2014 for Project Financial Management Workshop/Lectures and ongoing email advice.

End Date:
Expected to be completed in August 2014.

New Posting – Instrumental Society of Calgary

Instrumental Society of Calgary is in need of a volunteer Charter Accountant

The Instrumental Society of Calgary (ISC) is a non-profit organization that presents high quality and varied chamber concerts, fostering the best of Calgary’s own performing musicians. Concerts range from baroque to contemporary and include some jazz groups. The  ISC makes valuable contributions to all Calgarians by offering innovative educational and outreach programs.  With affordable ticket prices and an exciting 8-concert Season, the ISC is a Sound Investment!

The Instrumental Society is in need of a Charter Accountant to serve on their Board.

DUTIES: Attend monthly board meetings, create a strategic budget, manage financials, act as board contact person for volunteer Box Office Manager, advise and assist other committees on financial and budget questions.
BENEFITS: Can attend the concerts FREE of charge!
DATES: 8 Sunday concerts held from 2 – 5 pm on Oct 6, Nov 17, Dec 8, 2013 and Jan 19, Feb 9, March 9, April 6, and May 4, 2014.

WEBSITE: www.instrumentalsociety.ca

Contact: Wendy Ross; Work Phone: (403)242-3139; Work E-mail: volunteers@instrumentalsociety.ca

Job Posting – Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta

Wanted:  Sr Accountant -Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta


Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta (JASA) is looking for an experienced and innovative professional to provide financial guidance and oversight. We are seeking an accounting professional who wants to be involved with a valued cause and who will help ensure JASA consistently demonstrates best in class financial management and reporting practices. Reporting to the President & CEO, and working closely with the Board Treasurer, the Senior Accountant will provide strategic leadership and will play an integral part in JASA’s development and governance.


Note: This is a Part-time position with flexible working arrangements.


The Role
The Senior Accountant reports to the President & CEO and is responsible for the financial management and reporting of JASA. This is a supporting role to the CEO and VP Resource Development and acts as a key member of the Senior Leadership team. General responsibilities include the oversight of the company’s financial management practices to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting; leadership to develop and maintain adequate controls and supervision of the full time Office Administrator/Bookkeeper.


-Establish and maintain financial management policies and procedures
-Direct short term and long term planning and budget development to support strategic business goals
-Responsibilities for financial operations, budget development and reporting, forecasting; monthly and quarterly statements, annual audit
-Supervise JASA Administrator/Bookkeeper function
-Support Resource Development staff for financial reporting needs to donors
-Ensure accurate and timely disclosure of financial results for stewardship of donors including oversight of tax receipting
-Evaluate and lead process improvements with respect to Tax Receipting, CRA filings, PIPEDA and PCI compliance, as well as the EFFA (Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accounting) accountability and other nonprofit codes of practice
-Ensure appropriate record keeping and compliance with GAAP and ASNPO including the timely preparation of in-house financial statements and supporting documentation for year-end audit
-Oversee Human Resources policies and procedures including staff benefits program and payroll processing
-Evaluate, lead and strengthen Risk Management practices
-Oversee of accounting software selection and use to meet organization needs including alignment and reconciliation to fundraising CRM database (Raisers Edge)
-Provide reports and communication with Junior Achievement of Canada as required
-Lend expertise to the development and acquisition of new business strategies
-Participate on Board Audit Committee and Operational Finance and HR Committees

For more information, please see JASA’s full job posting:http://jacan.org/sites/default/files/jasa_sr._accountant_sept_23-2013_0.pdf

Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation seeks Treasurer

The Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation (BCSCF) is a non-profit medical organization providing support to patients with breast cancer and their families. We provide community-based programs to help breast cancer survivors deal with the psychosocial issues and delayed physical side effects arising from having cancer, surgery and treatment. We offer services by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals specialized in breast cancer care for individuals living with and recovering from breast cancer. Our programs include Individual Patient Care; a Breast Cancer Recovery Group Program and the Healthy Living After or With Breast Cancer program.

We are seeking a volunteer treasurer to provide accounting advice and oversight to our internal bookkeeper.

1. review monthly financial package including balance sheet, income statement, general ledger and other supporting reports
2. provide advice to bookkeeper regarding special accounting entries
3. provide financial reports to Board of Directors on a quarterly basis
4. Participate in budgeting process by reviewing draft budgets
5. Participate in annual audit through interaction with external auditors
6. Attend monthly Board meetings, special meeting and Foundation events as requested and as your time allows
7. Be a member of the Finance and Audit subcommittee of the Board

Time commitment:

1. about one hour per month to review financial statements
2. Optional attendance at any of the monthly Board Meetings (10 per year, about 3 hours each in the evening)
3. Required attendance at Board meetings every quarter to provide financial report
4. Recommended attendance at annual Board strategy session (1 full day) plus other special events

*There is potential to become a full Board member in the future.

Minimum accounting degree, Prefer CGA, CMA, or CA

Cheung, Peter; Work E-mail: peterc@bcscf.com
Please visit our website www.bcscf.com for more information on BCSCF.

Opportunity with Elder Statesmen Group

The Elder Statesmen Group is seeking candidates for their Board of Directors. As a Member, you will have a keen interest in contributing in a concrete way to the growth of the Elder Statesmen Group.  The Elder Statesmen Group is dedicated to providing safe, comfortable affordable housing for senior citizens of Calgary, while promoting independence, quality of life and right of choice. For additional information about the organization, please visit their website at www.elderstatesmengroup.com.

The Elder Statesmen Group was founded in 1972 with the express purpose of building and managing low cost housing for seniors. There has been excellent retention and succession of Board Members over the life of the projects. The 8 member volunteer board is comprised of individuals of various workplace skills and experience.

In addition, they partner with CMHC to provide an additional subsidy on 50% of suites, for qualifying seniors; integrating lower income individuals into a community of already affordable market rent living.

The Elder Statesmen Group seek a candidate with experience in the following areas:

1)    Accounting (CA)

2)    Social Housing

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume to:

Gord Cook
Email:  feistgor@telus.net 

Accountant/Treasurer Requested – CCEF

The Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF) is a charitable foundation that is dedicated to providing resources and support that enhance the educational experiences of students in the Calgary Catholic School District.

CCEF is looking for new Board members, and specifically an accountant who could serve as treasurer and volunteer the following:

  • approximately 10 hr/month (includes 2 hr. Board meeting every month)
  • approximately 25 hr. once a year to handle the annual audit and reconcile spending

Duties:  (*shared with Executive and/or Assistant Director)
Manage cash balances*
Invest excess cash*
Pay invoices *
Prepare monthly treasurer’s report
Prepare annual financial statements
Prepare annual tax return
Prepare filings for auditor

For more information about our charity go to www.theccef.ca

Thank you for considering joining our team.

If interested, please contact:

Michele Connelly
Assistant Director


Moyra Martin
Executive Director