Project Watershed is Seeking a Treasurer (Closed)
Please note that this posting is now closed as the position has been filled.
Project Watershed is looking for a special accountant with a passion for our local environment to serve as Treasurer on our volunteer Board of Directors. The ideal candidate is a CPA or is working towards that designation.
Our mission is “Ecological restoration, research and education for our collective future.”
As an environmental not-for-profit with highly qualified staff to carry out our mission, the directors volunteer about 5 hours of their time per month on the Board, including a monthly meeting. Directors are elected at our AGM (Annual General Meeting) in June and must be a member of CVPW Society. Our onboarding process will include mentoring and shall begin before the AGM.
Board directors are active in advisory and governance roles surrounding our projects, events, grant writing, fundraising, networking with funders and liaising with governments of all levels including the K’ómoks First Nation. Directors will also contribute to sub-committees and working groups. We are looking for an individual who enjoys spending time with friendly, like-minded people with the Comox Valley’s watersheds’ best interests at heart and can commit to a 3-year term.
About Project Watershed
Project Watershed is a team of scientists, community educators, and stewardship experts. We believe that community-engaged science can further stewardship of Comox Valley’s sensitive ecosystems and help us create an inclusive and thriving environment for our future communities. Since 1993, we have been working in partnership with scientists, First Nations, communities, all levels of government and other NGOs to carry out our mission of restoring and conserving the freshwater and coastal ecosystems from Oyster River to Deep Bay. Project Watershed contributes approximately $1.5 million into the Comox Valley annually, by way of staff salaries, contractors, and purchases for environmental projects.
For more information about our team and projects please see www.projectwatershed.ca/about.
About the Role
For Project Watershed, the Treasurer acts as the Financial Overseer. As such, the person should understand accounting rules applied within a Not-for-Profit Charity; Project Watershed uses a project-based accounting application (SAGE). Working with our professional accounting firm, the office holder will be responsible for the integrity of the financial records of Project Watershed.
The person can expect to provide about five hours a month; time spent preparing for and attending the monthly board meeting and time spent reviewing the bookkeeping entries.
For the board meetings, the Treasurer presents financial statements prepared by staff.
The Treasurer works with the Executive Director, the Operations Manager, and the bookkeeper to prepare reports for government agencies – federal and provincial.
How to Apply
We are welcoming applicants now and the posting will remain until positions are filled. Please submit a resume showing your relevant background and interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Watershed is committed to fostering a workplace that is inclusive, and free of discrimination and harassment. We believe that by embodying the diversity of our communities, we can better restore and conserve diverse ecosystems for all. Applicants with diverse visions and perspectives are encouraged to apply.