Treasurer

 The treasurer will offer guidance to the Executive Director and Director of Finance  in ensuring good fiscal planning, decision-making and oversight at a governance level.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend all board meetings

  • Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives

  • Work with the chief executive and the chief financial officer to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis

  • Present the annual budget to the board for approval

  • Review the annual audit and answer board members' questions about the audit

  • Oversee the development of high level financial policies and their review by the board 

  • Ensure that the board regularly monitors the organization’s financial performance and alerts it to any important discrepancies between planned and actual figures 

  • Ensure that the organization maintains the appropriate financial books and records and that these are accurate and up-to-date 

  • Ensure that government tax filings and remittances are submitted on a timely basis 

  • Ensure that payroll and other liabilities are settled in a timely manner

  • Ensure that excess funds and reserves are properly held and invested 

  • Verify that donations are handled appropriately and that grants and service delivery contracts are accounted for in accordance with the requirements of funders 

  • Assists the Executive Director and board chair with the development and presentation of the annual report 

  • Present or co-present the organization’s financial report and recommend appointment or reappointment of auditor at the Annual General Meeting 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or relevant field. 

  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and strategic directions

  • An understanding of, and experience with, good financial management and reporting practices of a professional accounting designation may be required

  • An appreciation of the kind and level of financial information needed at a board level to support decision making

  • An ability to commit the time required to fulfill the responsibilities described

  • Excellent understanding of financial accounting for nonprofit organizations

This is a 3 year-term position serving as a board member 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.