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The Catalyst team has a wealth of experience in real estate development, community based projects, social enterprises and socially progressive businesses. If you are interested in working with a dynamic team of professionals who are helping to build affordable rental housing in communities throughout BC, we want to hear from you.

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Volunteer Opportunity - Governance Committee Member

Catalyst Community Developments Society, a not-for-profit real estate developer/owner/operator with approximately 1,400 affordable rental homes and 80,000 sq. ft. of community-serving space currently completed or under development across BC, is seeking an experienced not for profit professional to join its Governance Committee.

The Governance Committee is a sub-Committee of the Catalyst Board of Directors and is responsible for developing and recommending to the Board corporate governance policies and procedures that are consistent with good governance practices, leading a process to evaluate the Board’s effectiveness, nominating individuals to stand for election by Society members and, subject to Society Bylaws, nominating incumbent directors to stand for re-election.

The Committee currently has four members and is targeting five or more. We seek to have strong (non-Director) committee members who may be interested in eventually joining the Board.

Responsibilities

Meetings are held approximately four times a year, typically in the afternoon/evening either over video conference or at Catalyst’s office in Vancouver. In addition to these meetings, decisionspecific conference calls are sometimes convened to deal with specific issues that arise between meetings.

This volunteer, part-time governance role would suit an individual with a strong governance/not for profit or Legal background. If interested in applying for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to julie@taylorryan.com.

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Assistant Controller

Catalyst Community Developments Society is a not-for-profit developer with over 500 affordable rental homes currently in operation, and over 800 additional homes and 60,000 sq. ft. of community program space currently in various stages of development across BC. We are a group of passionate, hard-working, dedicated people. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and believe strongly in our mission.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Controller to join our team. The successful candidate will be an organizational leader who takes satisfaction in creating and maintaining strong financial reports, has an unflappable demeanor, excellent strength of character, and the ability to manage multiple stakeholder needs. Currently, the Assistant Controller will have primary day-to-day responsibility for all property-related accounting functions for nine properties, comprising three commercial leases and 527 residential units. Three of these projects are in partnership with other charitable and non-profit entities. Our projects are often complex with multiple stakeholders and lenders requiring various financial reports – this role would be a good fit for someone who enjoys learning, hard work, and accounting puzzles. Reporting to the Director, Property Operations, your responsibilities will include:

Responsibilities

• All aspects of property accounting including AR/AP, bank, loan schedules, monthly reports, GST filings, and payroll. Establish policies and procedures for property accounting.

• Transition all properties from Quickbooks desktop into Arcori over the next two years.

• Prepare monthly reporting packages for our Finance Committee, staff, and partners.

• Assist external accountants with preparation of consolidated year-end audited financial statements.

• Correspond with our 3rd party property managers, CRA, our financial institutions, and external resources as needed.

• Assist our non-profit partners as required.

• Prepare and review draw requests/funding.

• Management of part-time bookkeeper.

• Special projects as required.

 

Qualities

• Extremely systems-oriented – enjoys creating replicable forms and methods. Strong aptitude and interest in technology-based solutions.

• Curious, with a solutions-oriented approach to problems and the ability to focus on the details while keeping an eye on the bigger picture. Enjoys puzzles and is a life-long learner.

• Thrives in an autonomous work environment and has the foresight to bring others in as needed.

• Meticulous attention to detail and a strong commitment to accuracy.

 

Qualifications/Experience

May include:

• Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills; 10-15 years of professional experience with a minimum of 3 years direct experience in property management.

• Property Accountant or equivalent experience would be highly desirable. Experience with Arcori and/or nonprofit housing would be an asset.

• CPA designation is required.

• Intermediate to Advanced Excel and QuickBooks (Desktop Pro version) skills.

If you think you’d be a good fit for us and for this role, please send your resume in pdf format to careers@catalystcommdev.org with “Assistant Controller + Your Name” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you. This is a primarily remote full-time position located in Vancouver, BC. This posting will remain open until filled.

 

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