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Chief Financial Officer – Executive Committee

Time commitment: Minimum 5 hours/week volunteer commitment, in addition to Active Learning Club (details below)

Application deadline: Ongoing basis until filled


  • Managing and keeping an excellent record of all of SUTE’s expenses and funding (including but not limited to grants, donations, etc.).

  • Creating workflows for managing expenses/income, project budgets and reimbursements.

  • Aiding to coordinate funding for projects, partnerships and collaborations across all of SUTE’s teams.

  • Aiding with generation of additional revenue generation streams, and optimizing existing ones.

  • Filing our annual return, and generally advising on financial decisions in accordance with Corporations Canada’s standards.

  • Organizing and participating in meetings with potential partners, collaborators and funding bodies.

  • Providing monthly summary of finances to Executive Committee and Board of Directors and helping oversee creation of annual financial statement.

  • Coordinating payroll, and working/coordinating with our Bookkeeper/ Accountant.

  • Aiding with funding applications and project budgeting oversight, as needed.

  • Participating in the Active Learning Club (ALC), which is a monthly meeting or asynchronous activity (mandatory for all members of Shake Up The Establishment) where we continue one's on-going education on climate and social justice issues in our society, to consistently decolonize our activism and strive to practice better allyship. The structure of the ALC involves individual reading/viewing of educational material, followed by a reflective meeting or task.


  • Individuals with accounting, business or otherwise financial backgrounds and/or experience are encouraged to indicate this alongside their years of experience on their application.

  • CPA-certification strongly recommended, or relevant equivalent experience.

  • Multilingual ability with French and English, but also additional spoken, written and sign languages is considered an asset.

  • We strongly value abilities to work collaboratively with others, maintaining confidentiality as needed for projects and deliverables that require it and good organization skills.

  • Any academic background welcome; In particular, transdisciplinary backgrounds and those with traditional, ancestral or cultural ways of knowing are assets we value which critically contribute towards the richness and impact of our work.

  • Excellent communication skills and time management, particularly when working with those in different time zones and in an exclusively virtual environment.

  • Previous experience as a community organizer, working with registered non-profits and/or community groups is highly valued.

  • Must be technologically proficient (or a quick learner), and needs to have access to a device to engage in our work - however we encourage you to apply and if you are experiencing accessibility barriers for this, please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate this.

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