The CAAA is seeking nominations to fill positions on the 2024-2027 CAAA Board of Directors and a number of non-board committees. We encourage you to participate by nominating someone – including yourself.
As a Board member, you’ll shape and guide the direction of the CAAA. Your participation in the governance of a vibrant non-profit organization with all its challenges and rewards will enhance your communication, leadership, and decision-making skills. The CAAA Board is a terrific platform to expand your personal and professional networks.
Board members are supported in their Board responsibilities by a formal orientation process and by the CAAA professional staff. Board members are reimbursed for travel and accommodation costs incurred in the fulfilment of their Board responsibilities.
The CAAA Board normally meets in person two times per year: once in the Fall, and once immediately preceding the Annual Conference. The Fall meeting generally takes place in Toronto or Montréal; the pre-Conference Board meeting takes place at the conference location. Other meetings take place virtually.
Board of Director terms are generally three years in length.
Non-board committee chairs lead the selection process for the CAAA Awards listed below. Each CAAA Award Committee has its own chair. This commitment is for one year and committee chairs select the members of their respective award committee.
The CAAA is committed to appreciating and responding to the needs of all our members and to reflecting our membership diversity at the Board level. As set out in the CAAA’s Values Statement on DEIB, our diversity includes gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, career stage, language, and research and education paradigms.
Please give this call for nominations your serious consideration. The Association’s success depends on the engagement of its members who contribute their volunteer time and skills to our governance and activities. Members who have not been actively involved in the CAAA are especially welcome. If you or someone you know would make a stellar addition to the Board but is not yet a CAAA member, now is the time to reach out! Let us know, and we can provide you membership information.
The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2024. Nominees must be CAAA members in good standing or willing to become a CAAA member.
The Nominations Committee will consider ALL nominations that it receives by the nominations deadline of February 15, 2024.
The following is a list of upcoming vacancies:
Board Positions – to be elected by the Membership of the CAAA
Term: 1 year (this is a three-year board commitment: one year each as President-Elect, President, and Past-President).
The President-Elect works with the current President and Executive Committee to guide the strategic and operating decisions of the Association in preparation for assuming the President’s chair the following year, and also will chair the CAAA Conferences Committee to oversee the planning and delivery of the CAR and Annual Conferences. The President-Elect is also an ex-officio member of the Nominations Committee.
Term: 2 years for 2024-2025 and for 2025-2026.
The Conference Co-Chairs take responsibility for guiding the academic activities of the 2026 Annual Conference, including setting the overall conference theme and keynote speakers, developing the call for research papers, overseeing the peer review/Scientific Committee process for evaluating submissions, and promoting the conference to colleagues and potential sponsors. Extensive administrative support for arranging the conference is provided by the CAAA’s Executive Director and her very experienced staff.
This co-chair position will be part of the CAAA Board of Directors, while the other co-chair position will be a non-board position. Both co-chairs also are members of the CAAA Conferences Committee.
The Secretary works with the President/Chair of the Board and the Executive Director to support the Board in fulfillng its fiduciary and other duties. The Secretary attends all Board meetings and ensures they are properly constituted and recorded in minute books, and that all motions passed by the Board are posted for members’ information The Secretary supports other good governance processes such as the New Board Member Orientation workshop, the Board Self-evaluation exercise and the Annual Performance review of the Executive Director. The Secretary is also a voting member of the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee. The Secretary works with the Executive Director to ensure proper notice of meetings occurs, and corporate records are maintained in accoradance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Association’s by-laws.
The Treasurer takes responsibility for fiscal matters, to coordinate and ensure sound financial health of the Association, and that proper accounting records are kept to provide required information on financial position and results on behalf of the Board. The Treasurer oversees the proper accounting and budgeting of the Association, supervises the funds and investments and their secure custody in the Association’s designated bank, and authorizes the proper disbursement of association funds. The Treasurer ensures the annual financial statements of the Association are prepared and that an independent public accountant is engaged to report on the annual financial statements that are presented at the Annual General Meeting of the CAAA Membership. The Treasurer will work with the Executive Director and Finance Manager to provide interim financial reports and budget comparisons to the Executive Committee and Board, as required. The Treasurer chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.
The Membership Committee is a standing committee of the CAAA Board, with a mandate to promote and support membership in the CAAA, and its Chair is a member of the Board of Directors. The Chair invites colleagues to join the Membership Committee , and oversees the inititatives and activities of the Committee to promote the strategic goals of the CAAA in relation to its current and prospective members. The Chair and takes responsibility for running Committee meetings in an efficient, effective and reportable manner.
Non-Board Positions – to be elected by the Membership of the CAAA
Term: 1 year.
The George Baxter Award is intended to recognize exemplary contributions to the Canadian Academic Accounting Association through participation on the Board of Directors or through various committee and task force work that illustrates a dedication to helping CAAA accomplish its mission.
Term: 1 year.
The Haim Falk Award is intended to stimulate scholarly thinking and research in Canada by giving widespread recognition to excellence in scholarly achievement that clearly contributes to the advancement of accounting thought.
Term: 1 year.
The L.S. Rosen Award recognizes an educator's contributions to Canadian accounting education through excellence in teaching, educational innovation, publications, guidance for students, and involvement in professional and academic societies and activities.
Term: 1 year.
The Howard Teall Award recognizes an individual who goes "above and beyond" to create original learning activities and to motivate students to pursue future learning opportunities, and has a unique and innovative approach to accounting education.
Term: 2 years for 2024-2025 and for 2025-2026.
The Conference Co-Chair takes responsibility for guiding the academic activities of the 2026 Annual Conference, including setting the overall conference theme and keynote speakers, developing the call for research papers, overseeing the peer review/Scientific Committee process for evaluating submissions, and promoting the conference to colleagues and potential sponsors. Extensive administrative support for arranging the conference is provided by the CAAA’s Executive Director and her very experienced staff.
This co-chair position will be a non-board position, while the other co-chair will be part of the CAAA Board of Directors. Both co-chairs also are members of the CAAA Conferences Committee.
- must be CAAA members in good standing;
- must express their willingness to serve in the capacity for which they are nominated; and
- should be mindful of the time commitment for the position.
For more information and/or to answer any question(s) that you may have, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee or the CAAA Head Office at email@example.com.
The CAAA appreciates your participation in nominating candidates to fill the above-listed positions. Please send your nomination(s) via email to the 2023-2024 Nominations Committee Chair, Kate Bewley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Other members of the 2023-2024 Nominations Committee are:
- Mark Anderson (CAAA President-Elect), Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
- Darlene Himick, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
- Raj Mashruwala, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
- Marie-Soleil Tremblay, École nationale d'administration publique, Québec