Employment

Urban Planner

POSITION SUMMARY

Working in conjunction with another planner, this position supports community associations’ role in planning by developing and delivering education and resource materials, advocating for the community role in planning, promoting good public engagement strategies, facilitating community collaboration, assisting community-based planning initiatives, and planning consultation services as required.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Facilitate improved community volunteer participation in planning by providing enhanced training and education opportunities, and resources that support broader engagement and understanding of good planning practices.
  • Encourage improved community participation in planning processes by supporting volunteers through coordinating, convening and facilitating discussions among communities and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate community-led planning initiatives, collaborate with City departments and represent a community perspective on City committees and engagements.
  • Represent the interests of the “community association movement” and future community associations through presentations to council, discussion with management level city planners and various other planning stakeholders (e.g., developers, school boards)

SKILLS:

  • Urban planning expertise
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Training or experience in facilitating groups and community development
  • Ability to think critically, strategically and politically
  • Ability to work with volunteers and in political and bureaucratic environments (City Hall)

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate degree in urban planning or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of civic affairs and public consultation practices related to planning
  • Community association experience an asset

HOURS OF WORK:

35 hours per week, some evening and weekend work.  This is a 7-month contract for maternity leave, however, may move to permanent full-time. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered.

DEADLINE:

Friday, November 23, 2018

For all jobs, please apply directly to the Executive Director via email


Audit Technician

POSITION SUMMARY

 The Audit Technician contributes to the provision of audit services through the preparation of audit files for four Public Practice Accountants (CPAs). This position reports directly to the auditor(s) of the public practices.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  •  Follow Canadian Auditing Standards for non-profits including:
  • Testing revenue/expenses
  • Reconciling cash
  • Creating and modifying schedules for receivables, payables, prepaids, investments, assets, deferred revenue and deferred capital
  • Reconciling payroll
  • Communicating with clients via email, phone and in person
  • Creating draft financial statements
  • Determine and recommend adjusting entries
  • Assist in creating management points

 Contributing to the Federation

  •  Learning about the Federation, our services and members
  • Adherence to Federation policies and procedures
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of Part 3 of the CPAC Handbook
  • Knowledge of computer software, especially MS office and Access
  • Work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Accounting diploma, accounting student working toward CPA
  • Previous experience as an audit tech

HOURS OF WORK:

8:30am to 5:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience. The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

For all jobs, please apply directly to the Executive Director via email


Auditor

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a public practice, the auditor will perform independent audits for non-profit and
charitable organizations. Working as a team of public practices, the auditor(s) will
provide a low cost professional service to not-for-profits in Calgary.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Audit Services

  • Plan and perform audits of Federation of Calgary Communities member not-for-profit organizations
  • Perform testing for compliance to regulatory bodies
  • Ensure the completion of audit working papers and audit programs
  • Recommend operational controls and process improvements
  • Determine solutions that add value to client organizations
  • Communicate findings directly to clients
  • Mentoring, coaching and supervision of the audit support staff

Consultation and Educational Services

  • Plan, develop, implement (or ensure implementation) and evaluate relevant workshops and seminars on financial management, fund raising and grants acquisition
  • Recruit, screen, train and evaluate any resources required for workshops or seminars
  • Write articles of interest and value to not-for-profits

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • At least 2 years at a Manager level in an audit firm
  • Proficiency in Caseware, Caseview, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting, Quickbooks and other off the shelf accounting programs an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Experience in public speaking and group facilitation
  • Ability to work effectively independently, or as part of a team and able to build positive working relationships

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recognized accounting designation required
  • Completion of ICAA PARC course
  • Ability and willingness to establish a practice public accounting firm
  • Not-for-profit and/or charity audit experience

HOURS OF WORK:

40 hours per week with some evening and weekend work
Compressed work week available, with flexible hours
Overtime during some peak is expected

SALARY:

The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Please note that only candidates invited for a preliminary interview will be contacted.

 

For all jobs, please apply directly to the Executive Director via email

 

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.
Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


Last Modified: November 8, 2018