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Senior Financial Analyst

About The National Ballet of Canada 

The National Ballet of Canada is one of the most exciting, innovative arts institutions in Canada, and among the top ballet companies in the world. Since its establishment in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada is celebrated for its remarkable artists and diverse repertoire of traditional full-length classic ballets and cutting-edge contemporary work by world-renowned choreographers and designers. Our Education and Community Engagement programmes are designed to cultivate an interest in the arts and promote dance to youth and broader communities.  

Executing world-class, unforgettable performances and challenging our audiences is at the core of what we do, none of which would be possible without a talented and passionate team of employees. We persist to create an environment that encourages our artists and employees to realize the fullest extent of their talents in an inclusive workplace.  

About the Position

Type: Full Time
Location: The Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, ON
Hybrid: 3 days in office, 2 from home, subject to change
Ideal start date: June 3, 2024
Competitive Salary and Health Benefits Package

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Senior Financial Analyst assists in the management of the Ballet’s financial resources. This includes the budgeting process, financial modelling, grants, accounting, facilities and purchasing. The Senior Financial Analyst will work closely with the CFO to gather and analyse data to identify opportunities for improved internal controls and financial management on an ongoing basis. The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for providing comprehensive financial insights that contribute to the strategic and operational initiatives of The National Ballet of Canada.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing annual budgets and forecasts, analyzing financial data to support strategic decision-making.
  • Update and monitor current and forecast cash flow positions.
  • Assist in the compilation of comparative statistics and the development of industry KPIs.
  • Monitor variances between budget/forecast and actual and follow up with business managers on discrepancies. Liaise with department heads to ensure budget adherence and provide financial insights, providing new tools as needed.
  • Support the accounting department in month-end and year-end closure and approval processes including HST filings and account reconciliations.
  • Engage in the financial planning and analysis to optimize financial practices and processes within the organization.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Provide analysis and insights into patron behaviour with a focus on segmentation of patron profiles.
  • Track and analyze performance of direct mail, email, social media and digital campaigns for tickets sales, subscriptions, and fundraising efforts.
  • Support business processes, system enhancements initiatives and automation with focus on scalability for future growth and improving efficiency.
  • Develop expert knowledge of Tessitura with a goal of becoming an expert.
  • Analyze & document current and future state business processes and workflows.
  • Contribute to special projects, providing analytical support and data-driven recommendations.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field. Successful completion of a CPA designation is preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in financial analysis, ideally within the non-profit or arts sectors.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced skills in Excel for financial modeling.
  • Experience with business improvement and internal controls improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and consultative management style as well as an ability to foster and maintain effective relationships.
  • Experience with financial management software (Dynamics Solomon or Sage); familiarity with Tessitura is an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to communicate complex financial information in an understandable way.
  • Excellent organizational skills, capable of working independently and as part of a team on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in business relationships.

Working Conditions

  • Work out of main office, The Walter Carsen Centre, located at 470 Queens Quay West, Toronto
  • Hybrid work environment; minimum three (3) days a week in office and remotely from home two (2) days a week, subject to change

Compensation and Benefits

We strive to offer competitive, market-based compensation. During the interview process, we will work closely with you to determine a salary package that is commensurate with your experience and background. We understand the importance of work-life balance and are committed to supporting our employees’ overall wellbeing and productivity. We offer a range of benefits and perks to assist in maintaining this essential equilibrium:

  • Complimentary season tickets to performances at the Four Season Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Comprehensive Health & Dental and Paramedics Benefits package, including a Health Spending Account
  • Company-matched Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Counselling services and wellbeing resources through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Summer Fridays off in July

Application Process

Please submit one PDF document that includes your cover letter, disclosing your salary expectations and updated resume to with the subject heading “Senior Financial Analyst” by no later than May 6, 2024.  We will be reviewing candidate submissions as they are received, and we may choose to move forward with interviews before the deadline. Early submission is encouraged.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to participate in a Criminal Background Check.

The National Ballet of Canada is committed to taking every reasonable precaution for the protection of health and safety for workers as required by the Occupational Health and Act (OHSA). We are also committed to compliance with all applicable public and occupational health and safety, human rights, privacy and other laws. We recommend that all employees follow the guidance regarding vaccinations and boosters provided 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.

Statement of Intention and Accommodation

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.

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