Commitment :           Ongoing more than a year    

Availability    :           Weekends / Evenings; 8-10 hours/month

Language       :           English

Location         :           Ottawa

The National Capital Area Crime Stoppers program is recruiting for a qualified candidate to join its volunteer Board of Directors in the role of Treasurer. Board Members are elected by the Board for (renewable) 2 or 3-year terms.  The Treasurer is appointed an officer by the Board.  Service on NCACS’s Board is without remuneration.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a difference as the program fosters community partnerships with police, working closely with the public and media to keep our communities safer.


The Treasurer ensures financial accountability of the program by:

  • providing guidance as required to the President and Board of Directors in support of collecting/disbursing funds and reporting financial results
  • ensuring current and acceptable financial policies and practices are in place
  • attempting to reduce/eliminate non-productive expenses and enhance generation of revenue
  • preparing and maintaining monthly financial statements in QuickBooks
  • preparing required “charity reconciliation reports”
  • meeting annually with the auditor to finalize the Financial Statements in advance of the Annual General Meeting
  • preparing the annual GST/PST refund application for submission to Canada Revenue Agency

The Treasurer will be expected to:

  • successfully pass a Police Background Check
  • prepare for and attend the Board Meetings (two hours the last Thursday evening each month)
  • foster a positive working relationship with Board Members
  • participate in fundraising events and various activities throughout the year
  • offer meaningful contributions, expertise and experience necessary to guide the program to continued success

Competencies/Skills Required

  • accounting designation
  • planning/analyzing ability
  • knowledge of board governance
  • active volunteer
  • connected in the community
  • personal qualities of integrity and credibility



Cherrey Tugwell

613 482-7910