General Accountant

Toronto (City), Ontario
Approximately $70,000, commensurate with experience
September 19, 2023
October 19, 2023
Job Sectors
Not for Profit
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

The National Ballet of Canada is one of the most exciting, innovative arts institutions in Canada, and is regularly ranked among the top ten ballet companies in the world. Established by founder Celia Franca in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada presents a full range of traditional full-length classics and has been an innovative commissioner of new contemporary work by some of the most important choreographers and designers in the world. The National Ballet is deeply committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion across the organization, and through community education programs that bring dance to the broadest possible community.  

This is an 18-month contract covering a maternity leave, starting in mid-October 2023. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, analyzing financial data, providing ongoing support to various departments and assisting with budgeting and periodic internal and external reporting.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct monthly financial reporting functions, including preparing account reconciliations, postings, account analyses, invoicing and preparing various reports for the Ballet and associated entities. Acts as liaison for assigned departments for purposes of reviewing operating results and monitoring budget and forecasts. Create and maintain the integrity of financial reports and the related software; expand the use of data and financial reporting across all departments. Prepare and maintain company-wide periodic cash flow, budgeting and survey reporting. Compile financial elements of government grant applications, annual tax returns and quarterly commodity taxes. Assist in the preparation of the year-end audit process and related matters. Assist CFO in compiling presentation materials for Board of Directors and its various committees as required. Serve as “back-up” for finance team colleagues, including GL, payroll, financial reporting maintenance and account reconciliations.


  • Accounting designation or enrolled in a CPA program with 3 to 5 years of general accounting experience, in the performing arts or a not-for-profit sector an asset. Proficiency in mid-sized accounting systems (Business Dynamics - SL) is preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Tessitura (box office ticketing/fundraising CRM system) and dashboard reporting software are considered assets. Must be analytical, detail oriented and organized. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Working Conditions:

Standard office hours are Monday to Friday. Administrative staff are currently working in a hybrid model of office (3x/week) and remote work (2x/week), subject to change.

Company perks/benefits:

Complimentary performance tickets.


Qualified candidates are to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations as a single PDF document with the subject heading: "General Accountant" by no later than October 1, 2023. Resumes will be reviewed as soon as they are received.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. The National Ballet of Canada recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. As such, an offer of employment shall be conditional on proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a vaccine series approved by Health Canada.

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. We will primarily be using your phone number listed or email to communicate with you. It is your responsibility to include an updated phone number and email address and accepts calls/emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your phone, voice messages and email regularly. If no response is received within a reasonable timeframe, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, we reserve the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

The National Ballet of Canada is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and equitable environment where employees feel valued and respected.  We are committed to reflect the diversity of our community, our city and our country. We strive to ensure our recruitment and selection processes are bias-free.  We welcome and encourage submissions from Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, the Deaf and disabled as well as individuals of all genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.  We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.