Volunteer Treasurer

Description of Charity/Foundation: 
Foothills Land Trust (FLT) is a local land trust that protects ecologically significant lands in Foothills County immediately southwest of Calgary. Protection is accomplished mainly through the placement of conservation easements on private lands; the easements run with title in perpetuity. 2018 was record year for FLT with the amount of land under its protection more than doubling.

Description of Role: 
FLT is looking for a volunteer Treasurer who can strengthen and grow the Board’s expertise in this area. If you have a passion for landscapes and their protection, you will find this position very rewarding.

Main requirements are:
• Experience in accounting with not-for-profit organizations, particularly charities
• Experience with money management and investment portfolios
• Familiarity with deferred revenue and project accounting (much of which is non-cash)
• Experience with accounting software (Quick Books, Simply Accounting, etc.)
• The ability to work independently while being a vital part of a team of volunteers
• Residence in Foothills County is preferable, but not essential
• A time commitment of between 5 and 10 hours per week, which varies seasonally
A detailed description is available and is (hopefully) linked to this posting. 

Please contact Sandy Bruce, Treasurer of FLT, at 403-949-2112 or email sandybruce80@gmail.com to find out more about this opportunity. Sandy has been Treasurer since 2011 and plans to remain on the Board in another capacity.

Certification/Education Required: 
No specific certification required. Experience and the skills outlined above are critical..

Applicable Interests: 
Protection of landscapes; protection of the environment; a love of the outdoors; working with committed landowners; learning about conservation; achieving concrete results.

Duration: 
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.foothillslandtrust.org/ 
Sandy Bruce
Email: sandybruce80@gmail.com