Volunteer Audit Committee Member

Job Description

Catholic School Centre

Board of Trustees

1000 – 5 Avenue SW, Calgary

Overall Accountability

Volunteer Audit Committee Member

The Board of Trustees of the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) is looking for a business professional to join its Audit Committee (the Committee) as a volunteer member.

The Committee is comprised of the Board of Trustees of the CSSD and a minimum of two, with a maximum of three volunteer external members. The Board is looking for one volunteer. The Board is inviting expressions of interest from individuals who have the required qualifications and background as outlined below, to serve an initial two-year term, which may be renewed.

This opportunity will provide valuable experience in assisting the Board with oversight of the largest Catholic School Division in Alberta, serving over 56,000 students with a budget of approximately $600 million.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • independent of the CCSD, have no relationship to the CCSD auditor and preferably, holds an accounting designation
  • experience with leadership and advisory roles in organizations of the scope and size of CCSD
  • experience and knowledge with governance, finance, management of risk, stewardship over assets and managing complex systems
  • a business professional, ideally with exposure to educational settings

Time Commitment

The Audit Committee ordinarily meets four times a year. Each meeting typically lasts 90 minutes.

Mandate of the Audit Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities in relation to:

  1. the discharge of its fiduciary responsibilities relating to the District's accounting policies, reporting practices and internal controls, as well as to its risk management policies and practices,
  2. maintaining direct lines of communications with the Chief Superintendent and with the external auditors, and
  3. monitoring the scope and costs of the activity of the external auditors and assessing their performance.

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply at https://careers.cssd.ab.ca/ .