Manager of Finance & Administration

Date Posted: Sep 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 23, 2019
Start Date: Oct 15, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: $70k - $80k
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: Burlington
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre offers the best in performing arts to Burlington, nurtures and supports local presenters and producers, and engages the citizens of Burlington in meaningful arts experiences, animating the community and enriching people’s lives.

Job Description



The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) is a vibrant, Gold LEED Certified venue, a presenter, a cultural developer, an educator and a community hub.  The facility features a 720-seat Main Stage; a 165-seat Community Studio Theatre; a bright and spacious Family Lobby and an outdoor Plaza.  BPAC presents a diverse season of professional entertainment, featuring over 70 performances each year in every genre, as well an Education Series, festivals, workshops and community engagement events. BPAC is also a rental facility, working with local community groups, promoters, dance competitions, corporate events and more. 



The Manager of Finance and Administration acts as The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s (‘BPAC’) lead on all financial administration, budgeting and HR administration.  The incumbent reports directly to the Executive Director and liaises with the Board of Directors and BPAC staff.  Duties include general accounting, financial forecasting, operations accounting, tax compliance, budget preparation, cash management and charitable receipting.  This role also performs executive assitant duties for the Executive Director.
·         Responsible for the day to day financial activities of the organization including payables, invoicing and receipt of revenues. Takes or recommends corrective action as needed. Makes any necessary adjustments in SAP
·         Prepares monthly financial statements for BPAC’s Executive Director and Board
·         Responsible for the preparation, monitoring and enforcement of financial policies, procedures and internal financial controls
·         Prepares annual budget and works with the Executive Director to budget completion including input to SAP and obtaining Board and Council approvals
·         Monitors and provides assistance with all of BPAC’s financial concerns, including but not limited to operating and capital budgets, and special project and events budgets
·         Monitors expenditures and cash flows against budget and prepares forecasts on an on-going basis.
·         On a monthly basis reconciles balance sheet accounts, admissions revenues between SAP and TixHub, and project revenues from records to SAP
·         Liaises with the City of Burlington and the external auditors on BPAC’s financial matters
·         At year-end, prepares draft annual financial statements in good form and acts as liaison with auditors to obtain an unconditional audit opinion. Follows through with the Executive Director to obtain Audit Committee and Board approval of the audited statements and auditor's management letter.
·         Responsible for timely payment and tracking of all artist fees per artist contracts
·         Responsible for reconciling, by individual presenting series performance, admissions revenues versus artist costs and related technical and front of house expenses
·         Maintains and consolidates various statistical information for BPAC’s operations including but not limited to rental and ticket sales data.
·         Prepares annual reporting as required such as Charitable Donations Return and T4A-NR slips
·         Serves as a resource to staff and Board on financial and business planning matters
·         Serves as Executive Assistant to Executive Director by taking minutes at board meetings, assisting with grant report backs, adminitrator for staff purchase cards, administrator for benefit and pension plan management, tracking staff attendance, updating signing authority as required, handling mail and other duties as required.



  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with emphasis on finance, accounting and planning course work or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 10 years experience in accounting and finance responsibilities, with 5 or more of those years within a not-for-profit environment, preferably in the cultural sector
  • 2 years experience with SAP computerized accounts
  • CPA designation, although not required, would be an asset



  • General not-for-profit administration
  • Strategic planning and financial analysis
  • Not-for-profit accounting principles and auditing standards
  • Financial implications of taxation, investments, cash management, insurance, benefit and pension plan administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with SAP computerized accounts
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel spreadsheets
  • Understanding of Board relations and governance, and ability to communicate effectively with Board and Staff
  • Solid interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism, and the ability to foster positive working relationships

Additional Info:


HOURS OF WORK:  Full-time salaried position, based on 40 hours per week


SALARY RANGE: Competitive and commensurate with experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply:

PLEASE SUBMIT covering letter and curriculum vitae to                   
Reference Accountant in the subject line.     No phone calls please
CLOSING DATE:  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 23rd, 2019. We thank all applicants, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees, volunteers, patrons and artists.


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