Call-out for a Board Treasurer!

Join the adventure! The Great Divide Trail Association is on the lookout for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for budgets and numbers to take on the vital position of Treasurer. Step into the role, become a key player on the Board of Directors until next September, and have your candidacy voted on by the GDTA membership.

Call-out for a Board Treasurer

Board of Directors Treasurer

The Great Divide Trail Association is seeking a motivated individual with a love and a knack for budgets and numbers, to perform the important role of Treasurer.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: 

The Great Divide Trail Association is dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the Great Divide Trail. The trail traverses the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia, through the vast wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains for more than 1100 kilometers.  The Great Divide Trail Association has 13 Board Directors, and 7 committees who diligently work all year long to ensure we are working towards our mission. Each year, over 150 volunteers under the guidance of the GDTA, spend 3 to 6 days as part of a trail crew, building new routes and performing maintenance on this historic trail.  

Through all these efforts, hikers and backpackers of all ages safely and responsibly explore one of the most spectacular and challenging long‐distance trails on the planet. 

ROLE SUMMARY: 

This volunteer role is an excellent opportunity for a passionate outdoors enthusiast who wants to provide others with the opportunity to experience the Canadian Rocky Mountains while building and maintaining an iconic trail.  It is also a great opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and volunteers.   

The Treasurer is a Director on the Board. In accordance with association bi-laws, the successful individual will be appointed to the Board of Directors until association membership can vote them in, at the next Annual General Meeting held in September. 

The Treasurer Role:

Accountable for: 

  • Developing the financial framework, controls, procedures, and evaluation of all the GDTA financial processes
  • Ensuring financial reports, records, statements, filings, etc. are recorded, stored, and safeguarded
  • Filing annual tax returns and the annual return with the Corporate Registry
  • Creating and managing the Board and Committee annual and project budgets, all the Association’s financial and project accounting
  • Completing and presenting an annual financial audit to the Board for their review and approval 

Responsible for: 

  • Presenting reports to the Board during meetings on the organization’s financial state, ongoing comparisons of actual versus budgeted expenses, and other relevant financial matters for the Board’s consideration
  • Chairing the Audit Committee
  • Acting as one of three signing officers for cheques and other documents
  • Performing the duties and functions of a member of the Board of Directors

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in financial planning and strategy
  • Expertise in strategic planning and vision development
  • Track record in process improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in forecasting
  • Background in non-profit and/or corporate finance
  • Proficiency in budget development
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field
  • CPA certification is advantageous

Attributes:

  • Prudent in managing financial risk with a high level of confidence
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong numerical aptitude
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Analytical thinker with a focus on problem-solving and a knack for seeing the big picture
  • Proficient in strategic thinking and planning
  • Technically adept and eager to enhance skills through continuous learning
  •  Inquisitive about broader business dynamics, aspiring to play a pivotal role
  • Effective communicator

Time commitment: Anticipate dedicating around 10 hours per month to this role, which involves attending monthly Board meetings held on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm MST.

If interested, please email your Resume and Cover Letter to greatdividetrail@gmail.com with the subject line: Treasurer Role

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