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Director of Finance

Reports to:   Executive Director (ED)
Responsible for:  Bookkeeper (part-time)
Ballet BC is seeking an experienced Director of Finance to provide financial leadership and operational support to the organization by managing the finance department including general accounting, financial reporting, annual budgeting and forecasting, income and cash projections, cash flow management and payroll.

Additionally, the Director of Finance is the primary liaison to the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee (F&A), and is responsible for preparing all financial reporting to the F&A and the Board of Directors. The position also serves as the primary HR manager, updating and enforcing HR policies, including the Employee Handbook, time off, and the staff on-boarding and exiting processes. The position oversees the bookkeeper in all applicable accounting cycles, processes and reporting.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

Financial Reporting, Management, and Controls

  • Working in conjunction with operations, develops the annual operating budget as well as end of year income projections
  • Prepares and analyzes actual performance against budget throughout the year and works with management to take corrective action as necessary to ensure annual financial objectives are achieved
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly/quarterly financial statements and cash flow projections, and reports to senior management and the Board/Finance & Audit Committee
  • Manages cash flow needs in conjunction with ED and other departments
  • Takes ownership of the overall finance function, to ensure the appropriate controls and processes are in place and makes recommendations where gaps are identified
  • Prepares and files any compliance based reports and ensures the organization’s compliance with external regulatory stakeholders including Canada Revenue Agency, CADAC, WorkSafe BC, federal/provincial/municipal grantors, and restricted fund donors, and Ticketmaster
  • Prepares working papers for and liaises with external auditors on the year-end audit

Accounting and Other

  • Maintains general accounting records and is responsible for the overall integrity and accuracy of the Company’s financial records
  • Oversees bookkeeper in banking, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functions including monthly all reconciliations
  • Reviews month end journal entries
  • Administers payroll functions including maintenance of employee records
  • Evaluates, negotiates, and recommends coverage for property and liability insurance and employee health benefits.


  • Updates and enforces policies of the Employee Manual
  • Ensures federal and provincial employment laws are shared and followed
  • Records and manages employee time off
  • Takes ownership for administration aspects of new employee on-boarding and transition upon departure of an employee

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018 12:00pm, via email to info (at),
Attention: Executive Director

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