Call for Board Nominations
Nominations for election to the CPA Saskatchewan Board for 2019-2020 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, May 22, 2019. 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 and 138.1 to 138.5, four members are to be elected to the Board this year. The terms of Carrie Carson, CPA, CA, Gayle Holman, FCPA, FCMA, Martin McInnis, FCPA, FCMA, and Mike Pestill, FCPA, FCMA will expire as of the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Carrie is the only member eligible for re-election.
The AGM will be held on June 19, 2019 in Saskatoon.
CPA SK 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 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 a minimum of eleven representatives of the membership who are elected by the membership at an annual meeting of the members 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.
Qualifications and Skills
All candidates must be members of CPA SK in good standing. The following skills and qualifications would be desirable:
- experience on a governance Board
- background in performance management and measurement
- understanding of government relations
- legal background and understanding of the profession’s current Rules and legislation