Auditor, CPA



Working with as a team of public practice accountants, you will be part of a unique financial audit program providing audit engagements to non-profit organizations. You are focused, enthusiastic, flexible and a proactive individual who can work as a sole practitioner and at the same time, you want to be part of a team of public practices supporting community-based organizations.  As a Canadian Professional Accountant (CPA), with the ability to open your own public practice, you will work with a team of audit technicians to deliver audit services to a portfolio of established clients.




Audit Services

  • Provide audit and tax engagement services to non-profits and charities who exclusively use Part III of the Handbook
    • Plan and perform non-profit and charitable organization audits
    • Ensure the completion of audit working papers and audit programs
    • Communicate findings directly to clients and support their financial literacy and learning
    • Provide quotes for new clients as requested
  • Manage a portfolio of audit 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
  • Write articles of interest and value to non-profits


Additional Responsibilities

  • Provide feedback and support to other public practices
  • Assist in maintaining the Quality Control Manual and implementing feedback from the Practice Reviews
  • Recommend operational controls and process improvements





  • Meet the requirements to register a public practice in your name (recognized accounting designation along with 5 years of progressive assurance and tax experience in a public practice)
  • Ability to establish a practice public accounting firm and audit under the Regulated Accounting Profession Act Demonstrated technical understanding of Part III of the CPA Handbook





  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and to deliver services on-time
  • Not-for-profit audit experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of GST for both non-profit and charities
  • Proficiency in Caseware and Caseview
  • Microsoft Word and Excel and cloud-based case management software.
  • 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




  • 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work might be required particularly during peak periods.
  • Compressed work week available, with flexible hours



The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and offers work life balance and learning opportunities for our employees.

Please send your electronic résumé and cover letter ALONG with your salary expectations to
: Leslie Evans, Executive Director leslie.evans@calgarycommunities.com.


Please note that only candidates invited for a preliminary interview will be contacted.


NOTE:  This is an employment opportunity.  Public Practices looking to expand their own  practices will NOT be considered.


ActivateYCC Coordinator

We are looking for a motivated, organized, and outgoing individual who is a great communicator and collaborator to relaunch ActivateYYC. ActivateYYC is a microgrant program encouraging Calgarians to “walk, play and be neighbourly”. As the coordinator you will implement the micro grant process and support groups to develop initiatives like walking loops and wayfinding, that include tactical urbanism ideas.

1. Communications

  1. Develop and implement a communications plan that includes initial social media and outreach strategies.
  2. Develop content for webpage and social media for the launch.
  3. Connect project ideas and events to the ActivateYYC Storyteller.
  4. Offer one-on-one and group virtual sessions to assist applicants.
  5. Communicate with applicants and liaise with successful project leads.

2. Grants coordination

  1. Develop the online application and reporting system and process for ActivateYYC.
  2. Organize and vet grant applications for review by committee.
  3. Communicate with grant recipients.
  4. Organize documentation for reimbursements, reports, etc.
  5. Organize grants committee, set dates and communicate with members.

3. Support Groups on the Ground

  1. Support groups to complete their projects.
  2. Connect groups to city liaison should city process need to be navigated.

Skills and Experience Required

  1. Experience with tactical urbanism or community development projects would be an asset.
  2. Organizational skills: project management experience an asset.
  3. Experience working with volunteers.
  4. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Terms of Employment

This is student position 10 hours a week from March to May; then full-time May to August (35 hours a week); then part-time September to October (10 hours per week).


$19.00 per hour

How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to leslie.evans@calgarycommunities.com

Deadline: February 19, 2021

ActivateYYC Storyteller


As a highly creative individual, you love writing and you know a picture is worth a 1,000 words! As the storyteller, you will capture ActivateYYC walking projects in communities across Calgary. Each story will find there way into a “toolkit”, that you design and write. A toolkit that will inspire other volunteers to engage in their own “walk, play and be neighbourily” projects. Tying all your work together is your keen sense of how to leverage social media and web presence to help promote not only ActivateYYC but the stories you tell.


1. Communications

  • Create and manage all social media for ActivateYYC
  • Maintain the webpage with dynamic maps of walk projects with descriptions.
  • Develop a marketing plan for the “toolkit” that is developed by the end of the project.


2. Storytelling on the Ground

  • Attend walk events to capture stories and pictures of the projects
  • Create a “toolkit” or “playbook” both for print and virtual viewing of a variety of projects
  • Develop communications (letter, grant agreement, etc.) to be sent to successful applicants


Skills and Experience Required

  • Essential: Adobe Suite, Hoot Suite, Google Maps and Word Press
  • Experience in creative writing, journalism or communications along with experience in social media and website management
  • Photography or videography background would be an asset
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.


Terms of Employment
This is full-time May to August (35 hours a week); then part-time September to October (10 hours per week).

$18.50 per hour

How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to leslie.evans@calgarycommunities.com
Deadline: March 12, 2021



Board of Directors
Internal Committees

The Federation of Calgary Communities has a few internal committees organized to provide support to the board of directors. A Federation of Calgary Communities board member chairs each committee, with the members being other Federation of Calgary Communities board members or interested individuals from the community at large who have skills or expertise in the following areas:

  1. Finance – to review current financial policies and develop policies that will meet the future financial needs to sustain a healthy organization.
  2. Stakeholder Engagement – to focus on communications and fund development efforts with the organization’s various stakeholders.
  3. Urban Planning – to work with staff to address planning-related matters that have citywide implications and provide education and resources to community associations (note that many individual community associations have planning, transportation or environment committees and are also seeking volunteers).
  4. Nominations– to solicit appropriate and qualified candidates to serve on the Federation of Calgary Communities Board of Directors.

If you find one of the above committees of interest and would like to be considered as member, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail for more information.

External Committees

The Federation of Calgary Communities has representation on a number of external committees with mandates related to community and the quality of life in Calgary. Staff members represent the Federation on some committees, and board members or other volunteers on others. If you are interested in our external committees, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail.

Casino Volunteering

Once every 18 months, the Federation of Calgary Communities receives a license to host a Casino. It takes 40 volunteers to fill the positions for a two-day casino. There are three shift options: the DAY SHIFT is from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, the NIGHT SHIFT is from 7:00 pm to 3:30 am, and the COUNTROOM SHIFT is from 11:15 pm to 3:30 am. If you are interested in assisting us, please call our office at (403) 244-4111 or email your name and telephone number to be included in our casino database. Since this is an annual event, we keep your information on file.

Urban Planning

Interested in volunteering with our Urban Planners? Please send an expression of interest and a resume to fedyyc@calgarycommunities.com