Colin Philip

For CASA VP Finance

Hi my name is Colin Philip (Yes I have two first names) and I’m your approachable numbers guy (or at least I try to be). I pride myself on being as transparent as possible especially when it comes to student money. Ask anyone who knows me that whenever I involve myself in something I give it 120% be it case competition, involvement or charity I’m passionate about what I do. I’m also not afraid to ask hard or challenging questions especially when it comes to student money.

I’m the current AVP Finance of CASA JMSB and have had an amazing experience so far! Part of my mandate was making sure that every single dollar spent was where it should be. I also sat on the finance committee (as a non-voting member) and made sure that every subsidiaries budget was thoroughly reviewed to make ensure that they could be held accountable throughout the year. I have also been shadowing the current VP finance and because if that I have a very good understanding of CASA’s finances.

As VP Finance, I want to provide more involvement opportunities for students when it comes to the finance portfolio of CASA. The new positions I am looking to hire are internal auditors who would review the subsidiary budgets and compare with the actuals to make ensure consistency between the actuals in our books and the general ledger of the subsidiaries. This will do three things one it will reduce our review costs that can be reallocated to enhancing current events or new events. Second it will make CASA and its subsidiaries more efficient when it comes reconciling their budget and our internal records. Third, our internal auditors will provide us will monthly reports to ensure that we are as transparent as possible because at the end of the day it isn’t our money it’s the student’s money. Next I’d like to modernize our financial policies because they are outdated and not reflective of the current state that CASA operates.

Fun fact about me is that I am a case fiend. I have competed at an international competition this year, I am heading to another one in April (so stay tuned for our results!) and have attended two regional competitions this year. The main thing I learned about competing is that it’s all about the process! Be it perseverance when the time got hard or when things didn’t go our way. We always worked towards a uniform goal.

I love meeting new people because everyone has a different perspective on things. I think that brings for the best ideas, so if you see me in the halls don’t be shy I don’t bite (unless it’s in Q&A) or send me an email colin.philip@casajmsb.ca and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Thank you for your time,

Colin Philip

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