Treasurer, Easter Seals Nova Scotia


Organization description

Easter Seals Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit charity based in Dartmouth. We advocate for a 
barrier-free Nova Scotia and deliver top quality programs that promote mobility, inclusion and 
independence for Nova Scotians with disabilities. We are governed by a Board of Directors.

We are seeking a Treasurer to oversee, support, and review our organization’s finances. The 
Treasurer, an Executive position, serves as a volunteer Director of the Board, and performs a lead 
role in financial reporting and budgeting processes.

About Easter Seals Nova Scotia

Our organization delivers 4 high quality programs throughout Nova Scotia including Camp Tidnish, 
New Leaf Enterprise, Take Part and the Wheelchair Recycling and Assistive Devices Program.


We rely on a variety of income streams to support our operation and programs, including government 
funding, social enterprise revenue, and a spectrum of fundraising programs such as direct mail 
campaigns, online donations, major gift acquisitions, and special events.

To find out more about Easter Seals Nova Scotia, please visit www.easterseals.ns.ca,
































The Treasurer role and responsibilities

The Treasurer works closely with Easter Seals Nova Scotia’s President and CEO and Manager of 
Finance and Administration to ensure sound fiscal management and financial reporting. Duties 
include, but may not be limited to:

•   Serve as an active volunteer member of the Board of Directors and member of the Board Executive
•   Review financial statements monthly, and investigate any significant variances from budget
•   Prepare monthly Treasurer’s Report for the Board /Executive Committee

•   Discuss financial results at Board/Executive Committee meetings
and make recommendations as required
•   Be an authorized signing officer
•   Review accounts receivable and accounts payable monthly and discuss any delinquent accounts 
with the Manager of Finance
•   Review cash flow projections for accuracy and adequacy
•    Review annual budget to ensure it is reasonable and achievable
•   Help shape, prepare, and present budget plans
•   Review periodic updated financial forecasts
•   Serve as Chair of the Audit Committee (meets April/May)
•   Present year-end audited financial statements at the Annual General Meeting
•    Work as a team member and participate in board meetings
•   Work closely with Manager of Finance and President & CEO

The Treasurer typically contributes about 3 to 5 hours per month of their time to the organization. 
This time can include the afore-mentioned responsibilities, attending board meetings, serving on 
the Board Executive and/or committee meetings, preparing for these meetings, and consulting with 
Easter Seals Nova Scotia staff via email, phone, or in person.

To inquire further about the Treasurer position at Easter Seals Nova Scotia, or to submit a letter 
of interest and a c.v., please contact Joanne Bernard, President and CEO
at joannebernard@easterseals.ns.ca or call 902-453-6000 ext. 222.