Volunteer Treasurer Board of Directors Parliamentary Centre
The Parliamentary Centre is Canada's global leader for democracy. We are the oldest organization in Canada dedicated to strengthening inclusive democracy at home and worldwide. Founded in 1968 we are a non-partisan, non-profit organization rooted in the active participation of citizens, particularly women and marginalized groups. Our approach is non-prescriptive. We believe strengthened democratic institutions where decisions are more inclusive lead to better development outcomes.
It is an exciting time of change for the Parliamentary Centre. We have recently renewed our Board to achieve gender-balance and greater diversity. The Centre is developing a new strategic plan which will position us to seize historic opportunities for new partnerships, new areas of programming and enhanced financial support. The strategic plan will be approved in April and will include internal management reforms to bring greater financial and administrative sustainability.
The Treasurer holds a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and provides guidance for improved financial oversight activities including internal controls, policies, clearly defined and current procedures, clearly defined roles and responsibilities in the finance function accompanied by the required competencies, authorizations, the annual budgeting cycle and monthly/quarterly performance metrics to ensure improved financial reporting. The nature of our work also requires a strong risk analysis function with practical mitigation strategies.
The Treasurer also meets with the external auditors to review their audit findings and is a member of the Finance / Audit Committee (the “committee”) of the Parliamentary Centre Board of Directors, providing expert guidance and oversight for Centre financial matters and investment considerations.