Job Posting 99587

Director of Finance
Fringe Theatre Adventure
Edmonton area
10330 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
closes in 4 days (Tue, 27 Feb)
full time  •  $66,000 – 70,000 + commensurate benefits

Position: Director of Finance
Position type: Permanent, full time
Compensation: $66,000 – 70,000 + commensurate benefits
Anticipated start date: as soon as possible
Reports to: Executive Director and Artistic Director

 

Overview:
The Director of Finance is responsible for developing and executing financial controls, policies, and procedures, as well as overseeing the daily financial operations, book-keeping, and administration for Fringe Theatre’s year-round operations. The Director of Finance builds annual budgets with the support of various department leads; strategizes growth opportunities in collaboration with the leadership team; and manages the financial health of the organization. This position works cross-functionally with all departments, as well as vendors, granters, sponsors, donors, Board and Committee members, and other relationships important to the health and vitality of Fringe Theatre’s operations.

 

Is it you we’re looking for?
You are a highly organized, detail-oriented, and process driven dynamo who brings experience and passion to this vital role. You are a strategic thinker who understands the financial administration and statutory requirements of a busy charitable arts organization. You are deadline driven and value timely correspondence and proactive decision making. You have sharp bookkeeping skills and are committed to maintaining efficient processes. Though numbers are your passion, you love people just as much. You communicate clearly and confidently as you collaborate with your colleagues. You enjoy being part of a big, creative team and want to support the arts community with an open and positive energy. A passion for Fringe, live theatre, and the local arts scene helps, too!

 

Job Description:

The Director of Finance is responsible for the overall financial health of the organization, including:

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and maintain financial policies, procedures, controls, and secure records management;
  • Manage and steward financial contracts, agreements, and grants;
  • Create resources and supports for teams to deepen their financial literacy skills professionally as well as personally;
  • Develop strategies and opportunities for the sustainable financial growth of the organization in three-, five- and ten-year planning cycles;
  • Provide financial leadership and support to leadership; and
  • Lead the Finance department in the planning, implementation, and execution of financial policies, procedures, and controls.

Budgeting & Financial Controls:

  • Develop tools and provide financial guidance and supports to all departments in establishing, monitoring, and reporting on departmental budgets;
  • Develop tools, monitor, and analyze Fringe Theatre’s annual budgets, including operational and capital budgets;
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to safeguard organizational assets, ensure effective budget utilization, and guarantee compliance with relevant regulations;
  • Conduct regular internal audits to identify and address financial discrepancies; and
  • Oversee annual audits, organizational reporting, and financial forecasts.

Bookkeeping:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records using industry-standard accounting software; and
  • Process and reconcile accounts payable and receivable, ensuring accuracy and compliance with organizational policies and statutory charitable requirements.

Charitable Reporting:

  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate financial reports for internal and external stakeholders, with special attention paid to key funder relationships; and
  • Ensure compliance with all charitable reporting requirements to government agencies and regulatory bodies.

Payroll and Human Resources:

  • Oversee payroll process, ensuring accurate and timely processing of employee remittances and benefits management;
  • Manage personnel files, records of employment, and other human resource documentation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and
  • Coordinate with HR Manager to provide necessary support for employee relations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years accounting experience combined with post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field such as Business Administration or Information Technology. Professional accounting or bookkeeping designation an asset;
  • Exceptional bookkeeping skills including knowledge and experience working with QuickBooks software as well as Canadian Revenue Agency digital tools;
  • Familiarity with information technology platforms, infrastructure, and applications (for example, customer relationship management databases, box office ticketing systems, website and APP interfaces, point-of-sale systems etc.);
  • Proven understanding of charitable statutory requirements, including cyclical reporting and filing pertinent to the good standing of the organization;
  • Understanding of arts granting application and reporting processes;
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task; and
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative environment that responds to the evolving and innovative needs of a leading theatre arts company.

This is a full-time, permanent position that generally follows a Monday-Friday schedule. However, it is reasonably expected that the Director of Finance be available and on-call for the lead up, execution, and reconciliation of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival every summer.

 

Why Fringe?

At Fringe Theatre, we foster artists. We nurture audiences. We take chances. Fringe Theatre cultivates safer spaces for brave ideas and big artistic risk.

Since its very beginning, Fringe Theatre has been the meeting place where experience, perspective, diversity, and passion are explored, uplifted, and celebrated. Representation onstage, backstage, in the Front of House and Box Office, in our administrative spaces, and in our mentorship and training programs matters. The future of theatre in Treaty 6 is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We believe representation within our organization will lead to greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility in our community.

We are a collaborative, playful, creative, flexible, hard-working team where big ideas and out-of-the-box approaches are encouraged. We know you have a big, beautiful, busy life outside of Fringe and we will do everything in our power to honour your humanness beyond the amazing work you do with us.

Our base of operations is the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns in Edmonton, AB (10330 84 Avenue). Our hours of business are typically 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday, though as a busy cultural space supporting more than 500 events year-round and as the producers of the largest, longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in North America, there is an expectation that staff are reasonably available evenings and weekends based on season and Festival event activity.

Employees are expected to uphold and champion Fringe’s Safer Spaces and Anti-Racism programs and abide by our Code of Conduct. 

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