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POSITION: Controller
STATUS: Full-time, Permanent, occasionally some weekends and evenings required
REPORTING: reports to the General Manager

Persephone Theatre, a leading cultural institution in the City of Saskatoon is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, resourceful team player that thrives in a hands-on, creative environment to be its new Controller. Persephone sits amidst an increasingly vibrant city centre and attracts a loyal and diverse audience looking for the very best in theatre experiences. From its busy main stage, studio stage and rehearsal halls; to its theatre school and youth programming; and the many events held in its venue, Persephone Theatre has established itself as a cultural hub. ____________________________________

Reporting directly to the General Manager (GM), the Controller will work collaboratively with a wide variety of staff, artists, and business professionals to ensure sound financial management of this Registered Charity and medium sized Not for Profit Corporation. The Controller supervises one part-time bookkeeper and acts as a knowledgeable resource for the rest of the organization. The work is detailed-oriented and includes tasks that are recurring and repetitive in nature as well as ones that are highly customizable. The incumbent will be required to work independently and will need to be able to manage competing priorities. Work will generally occur in an office setting, on a Monday – Friday, 35 hours a week and include skill such as

Qualifications and skills:

  • Appropriate accounting designation and a minimum 5 years of finance experience at a senior level including staff supervision, preferably in the not for profit sector;
  • Extensive experience with QuickBooks or equivalent;
  •  Skill and confidence with a operating budget of $3.5M+;
  •  Have a good working knowledge of payroll systems including experience with contract workers and collective agreements
  • Collaborative and works well in a team based environment;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meeting deadlines while managing multiple priorities;
  •  Ability to analyze complex systems to find improvements in efficiency and accuracy, and implement the necessary changes within the appropriate delegated authorities;
  • Ability to collaboratively work to advance procedures and or financial policy development;
  • Successful background check and ability to be bonded;
  •  Intermediate competence with the Microsoft Office Suite particularly MS Excel;
  • Excellent communication, organization and time management skills

Nature of the Work:

  •  General AP/AR duties as divided with the Bookkeeper
  •  Bank account reconciliations
  •  Preparation and filing of GST, LCT, PST, Not for Profit and annual Charity returns
  • Statutory remittances, ROE, T4 and T4A
  • Raffle licences and required reporting
  •  Perform cash flow analysis and planning to ensure availability of funds as needed
  •  Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting internal audits
  •  Journal entries for deferred and unearned revenue, prepaid expenses, accruals and reversals
  •  Monthly and quarterly financials statements and other reporting as required including grant
  •  Support the creation of and management of budgets, and the preparation of year-end financial statements
  •  Inventory reconciliations for various departments
  • Act as the Group Benefits administrator advisor on behalf of the corporation

Key competencies include:

  • Ability to understand Persephone Theatre’s business model
  •  A hands-on manager and teammate who has integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment. High ethical and professional standards
  • Possesses leadership qualities to enable delegation and oversight of the financial operations of the company effectively. These qualities include emotional intelligence; self-awareness, self regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills
  •  The capacity to resolve different points of view constructively and bring cohesion to a wide array of stakeholders while interacting with them in a positive manner, treating them fairly, and listening carefully to what others have to say

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be $50-60K, commensurate with skills and experience. Company Benefit Plan available after 3 month probation period. Three weeks of vacation after first year.
Deadline for Applications:
Sunday February 23, 2020
Application Procedure:
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Kristen Dion General Manager


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