Call for Board Nominations
Nominations for election to the CPA Saskatchewan Board for 2020-21 are now requested. Nominations must be received by the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute by 4:00 p.m., C.S.T., on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Nominations must be in writing, signed by two members and agreed to by the nominee. Please download the Nomination Form.
The provisions setting out the procedures for nomination and election of the Board appear in Bylaws 103.1 to 103.14 which are also available for download. Under Bylaws 105.1 to 105.4, seven members are to be elected to the Board this year. The following members terms will expire as of the 2020 Annual General meeting:
Diana Leray, CPA, CA
Glen Bailey, CPA, CA
Paul Jacob, CPA, CMA*
Bob Korol, FCPA, FCMA
Rod Sieffert, CPA, CA*
Darcy Spilchen, CPA, CA, CGA
Laurie Thomas, CPA, CMA
*are eligible for re-election.
The AGM will be held virtually on September 2, 2020.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are being held virtually to reduce travel and adhere to the guidelines of the health authority.
CPA Saskatchewan Board Director Position
The role of Board members is to collectively govern CPA Saskatchewan. The mandate of the CPA Saskatchewan Board, and its authority, are derived from the The Accounting Profession Act (the Act). As per Section 8(1) of the Act, the Board shall govern and manage the affairs of CPA Saskatchewan and the regulation of registrants.
The Board is accountable to the membership who elect them. The Board is also accountable to exercise good stewardship of CPA Saskatchewan on behalf of the trust placed in it by the public, members, CPA Saskatchewan staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders. The Board members are obligated under the Act to act in the overall best interests of CPA Saskatchewan. The Board should report to the members and other stakeholders through an annual report and annual audited financial statements of CPA Saskatchewan.
The Board is comprised of eleven members of CPA Saskatchewan who are elected by the membership at the annual general meeting and the two persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The elected officers are the Chair and Vice-Chair.
A term on the Board is two years, and members may only serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.
Responsibilities of Board Members
The CPA Saskatchewan Board will govern using a results-based Board model. The Board is responsible as a whole to provide the overall leadership and strategic direction for CPA Saskatchewan. In fulfilling its responsibilities, the Board should focus on:
- Strategic Directions
- Financial Stewardship
- Human Resources Stewardship
- Performance Monitoring and Accountability
The Act requires that the Board conduct a minimum of four meetings per year. Meetings will be held alternately between Saskatoon and Regina and for no longer than a day in duration if possible. Carrying out the work of the Board effectively requires a commitment to attend all Board meetings as required. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are being held virtually to reduce travel and adhere to the health authority restrictions.
Qualifications and Skills
CPA Saskatchewan is seeking candidates who are passionate about the profession and overseeing the strategic planning and financial stewardship of the Institute. All candidates must be members in good standing of CPA Saskatchewan. The following skills and experience would be desirable but are not necessary:
- Change Management
- Marketing and Communications
- Human Resources