Senior Manager, Finance

Date Posted: May 19, 2023
Application Deadline: Jun 03, 2023
Start Date: Jul 17, 2023

Salary From: 70K To 90K
Province: Ontario
Region: London Area
City: London
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre
London, ON

The Grand is a not-for-profit, charitable, regional theatre producing and presenting professional theatre on two stages: the Spriet Stage (839 seats) and the Auburn Stage (150 seats). 
A typical season at the Grand runs September to May including an annual fall High School Project musical and five Jeans ‘n Classics concerts. In additional to its own produced season, the Grand rents our theatre spaces to community groups, local arts organizations and members of the general public for performances, special events and gatherings.

Job Description

Are you a dynamic individual with a proven track record of success providing financial management in the arts sector or not-for-profit community?
Are you an innovative professional who can embrace and participate in an environment that encourages respect, open communication, and a proactive approach to problem-solving while reflecting organizational values?
Is it exciting to think you can make a positive impact on the regional performing arts community?
Are you ready to “invest” your accounting, financial and business acumen in the Grand’s continued evolution as a leading cultural hub?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, wouldn’t it be a Grand time to join our team!
Located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario, the Grand brings the world to London. We are a place for all to gather, discuss, challenge, debate, celebrate, and be inspired and entertained by exceptional theatre experiences.
If you are someone who is inspired by the theatre and about the opportunity to contribute to the success of a true cultural gem within the City of London, please read on.
Working as a close colleague and reporting to the Executive Director, your position as the Senior Manager, Finance is responsible for the overall management of financial and accounting operations, budgeting, banking, investments, and risk management of the organization.
Leading a team of one to two Finance Associates, as well as managing relationships with key external stakeholders, partners, and third-party contractors, you will be part of a collaborative team of senior managers dedicated to the sustainability and success of a vibrant cultural organization integral to the London community.
This senior leadership role collaborates with all senior leaders and internal departments and leads a team of one to two direct reports. Together the Finance Team supports all aspects of the Grand’s operations, and provides the necessary framework and rigour needed from a finance perspective.
The Senior Manager, Finance is a self-motivated, self-directed, hands-on leader who has genuine interest in the financial well-being of the organization and making an impact. This position requires careful attention to detail, the ability to problem solve and manage priorities, and the ability to move projects from inception to conclusion.   
This is a full-time, ongoing position working in a predominantly in-person work environment. As the finance team supports all aspects of the theatre’s in-person operations, working in-person is a requirement.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the finance team;
  • Overseeing all aspects of the theatre’s finance systems and operations;
  • Collaborating with department leaders to establish annual budgets and future forecasts;
  • Completing all monthly reconciliations and comprehensive financial reporting;
  • Supervising the accurate and timely processing of payroll and benefits;
  • Managing employee insurance and benefits plans and maintaining compliance with requirements;
  • Liaising and collaborating with the Finance & Governance Committee of the Board;
  • Ensuring the completion, submission, and compliance, with all reporting to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canadian Arts Data (CADAC) and workplace safety organizations;
  • Working closely with the theatre’s auditors and overseeing the annual audit processes;
  • Identifying areas for improvement in financial systems and processes, followed by developing, documenting and maintaining systems and controls;
  • Managing relationships with key third-party contractors including commercial banking, investment managers, audit firm, and finance software providers;
  • Attending functions and performances as required.
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Additional Info:

About the Grand Theatre
The Grand Theatre is World Curious and London Proud. As a non-profit, charitable, regional theatre, the Grand is a leading cultural hub. We bring the world to London with diverse, relevant, and original stories from London, and around the globe. The company has a commitment to developing, producing, and premiering new works through COMPASS, our new play development program.
Our staff teams embrace and participate in an environment that encourages respect, inclusion, open communication, a proactive approach to problem solving and reflects organizational values.
Our Commitment to Anti-Oppression
The theatre sector is in a period of much-needed change and tremendous opportunity. At the Grand, we are committed to creating and practicing a company culture that ensures an accessible, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming space for artists, audiences, donors, boards, and staff.
We encourage all applicants to review the Grands Anti-Oppression Mission Statement on our website to confirm that your personal and professional values are aligned with this vision, and to address this commitment in your submission. (
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace as such we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of equity deserving groups such as members of the BIPOC community, and/or 2SLGBTQ+ community.

How to Apply:

If you believe you have the skills, experience, and desire to serve the London arts community in this capacity we want to hear from you! Please send your resume and cover letter (in a pdf document) to
The Grand Theatre is committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible. We welcome applications from qualified individuals that reflect the abilities and diversity of communities we serve. The Grand Theatre will proactively provide accessibility solutions to job applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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