Board of Directors: Treasurer

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Board of Directors: Treasurer

Youth Singers of Calgary Society is looking for an experienced financial professional to serve as treasurer on their volunteer board of directors. Youth Singers of Calgary is a volunteer-driven registered charity that develops skills and character in young people through the performing arts.


The treasurer is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors, and monitors the ongoing financial viability and stability of the organization. The treasurer will oversee financial matters in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing documents and legal requirements of the organization, and will report to the Board of Directors at regular intervals regarding the financial health of the organization.

The Treasurer is responsible for:

  • General financial oversight.
  • Ensuring the organization complies with relevant accounting standards as they apply to a non-profit organization.
  • Supporting the CEO and finance staff with financial governance, planning and budgeting processes.
  • Providing financial strategic advice, risk assessment and reporting to the board of directors and society membership.
  • Act as counter-signatory on documents such as cheques and application for funds as required.

Given these responsibilities, the treasurer typically acts as an information and reference point for the chair and other board members: clarifying financial implications of proposals; outlining the current financial status; and retrieving relevant documentation.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Professional accounting, finance, CPA, CFA or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum seven years working in finance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with Canadian experience in the non-profit sector.

Time Commitment

  • The time commitment includes meetings and independent work.
  • Nine board meetings between September and June each year, plus one annual general meeting (currently in January).
  • Approximately one meeting per month with the finance committee including other board members, the CEO and the director of finance.
  • Commitment will increase in early spring when budgets are being prepared, and in mid to late summer when audited financial statements are being prepared.

All members of the board are expected to provide revenue-generating contributions towards fundraising activities of the organization. This includes soliciting sponsorships, donations and contributions, and giving generously of their time and resources.

Interested applicants, please submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of Ernie Abbott, Chair of the Board of Directors, at

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