Employment Opportunities

Current Opportunities:

Volunteer Treasurer, Board of Directors
Roles and Responsibilities
The treasurer will offer guidance to SA management in ensuring
good fiscal planning, decision-making and oversight at a governance level.
His/her principle duties are to:
• Oversee the development of high-level financial policies and their review by the
• Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and its presentation to the board
for review
• Ensure that the appropriate monthly or quarterly financial statements are
reviewed 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
• Ensure that payroll and other liabilities are settled in a timely manner
• Serve as a co-signer of cheques with at least one another signing officer
• 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
• Meet with the external auditor annually 3, or more often if needed, to identify
any financial control and record keeping problems or deficiencies and oversee
action by the Executive Director and financial officer to address them
• Recommend to the board the need for a review or renewal of the auditing
services provided
• Assists SA management 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
• Helps, along with SA management, keep the board informed of important
financial events, trends, and issues relevant to the organization
• The treasurer, as other board members, has no authority to direct staff or
take independent action on matters outside of the duties outlined unless
given such authority by the Board
Time Commitment
• Ten hours per month (board meetings, meetings with staff, committee meetings)
Term of Office
• Two years with the possibility of renewal for a second term.

Please forward your interest to:

Gerald Guenkel,
Chair, Southampton Board of Directors