Position: Finance Director
Position type: Permanent, full time
Compensation: $70,000 + commensurate benefits
Anticipated start date: as soon as possible
Reports to: Executive Director, Fringe Theatre Finance Committee, Fringe Theatre Board of Directors

Overview:
The Finance Director is responsible for developing and executing financial controls, policies, and procedures as well as overseeing the daily financial operations, administration, and book-keeping for Fringe Theatre’s year-round operations. In collaboration with Fringe’s Executive leadership and Board, the Finance Director builds annual budgets, strategizes for financial growth, and manages the sustainable financial health of the organization.

Is it you we’re looking for?
You are a highly organized, detail-oriented, and process driven numbers dynamo who brings experience and passion to this important leadership role. You are a strategic thinker who understands the financial administration and statutory requirements of a busy charitable arts organization. You communicate clearly and confidently. You are deadline driven and value timely correspondence. Though numbers are your passion, you love people just as much. You thrive in a fast-paced, people-first environment. You enjoy being a part of a big, creative team who makes great things happen. You are a collaborator who believes in supporting the arts community. You bring an open and positive energy to everything you do. A passion for Fringe, live theatre, and the local arts scene helps, too!

Job Description:
The Finance Director is responsible for the financial leadership of the organization, including:

  • Providing financial leadership and support to Managers and Directors;
  • Executing financial oversight and planning;
  • Overseeing financial administration and statutory requirements;
  • Managing operational and capital budgets;
  • Overseeing annual audits, budget preparation, reports and forecasts;
  • Developing and maintaining financial policies, procedures, controls, and secure records management;
  • Managing and stewarding financial contracts, agreements, and grants;
  • Overseeing all accounting, banking, payroll, and cash management;
  • Annual audit preparation and reporting;
  • Maintaining personnel files and records of employment; and
  • Managing human resources services, policies, and employee benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years accounting experience combined with post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field such as Business Administration of Information Technology. Professional accounting or bookkeeping designation an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience working with QuickBooks software;
  • Familiarity with information technology platforms, infrastructure, and applications (for example, customer relationship management databases, box office ticketing systems, website and APP interfaces, point-of-sale systems etc.);
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative environment that responds to the evolving and innovative needs of a leading theatre arts company.

This position is responsible to Fringe Theatre’s Finance Committee and Board of Directors, and works cross functionally with all departments, as well as vendors, granters, sponsors, donors, and other stakeholders important to the health of Fringe Theatre. It is expected that this role will enthusiastically champion Fringe Theatre’s commitment to radical hospitality for all fringers.

This is a full time, permanent position. While this position is a Monday-Friday position within the organization, it is reasonably expected the Finance Director be available and on-call for the lead up, execution, and reconciliation of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival every summer.

To apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to Megan Dart, Executive Director, at megan.dart@fringetheatre.ca with “Finance Director” in the subject line. Applications accepted until Monday, July 11, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is hired.

Why Fringe?
At Fringe Theatre, we foster artists. We nurture audiences. We take chances. Fringe Theatre cultivates safer spaces for brave ideas and big artistic risk.

Since its very beginning, Fringe Theatre has been the meeting place where experience, perspective, diversity, and passion are explored, uplifted, and celebrated. Representation onstage, backstage, in the Front of House and Box Office, in our administrative spaces, and in our mentorship and training programs matters. The future of theatre in Treaty 6 is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We believe representation within our organization will lead to greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility in our community.

We are a collaborative, playful, creative, flexible, hard-working team where big ideas and out-of-the-box approaches are encouraged. We know you have a big, beautiful, busy life outside of Fringe and we will do everything in our power to honour your humanness beyond the amazing work you do with us.

Our base of operations is the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns in Edmonton, AB (10330 84 Avenue). Our hours of business are typically 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday, though as a busy cultural space supporting more than 500 events year-round and as the producers of the largest, longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in North America, there is an expectation that staff are reasonably available evenings and weekends based on season and Festival event activity.

Employees are expected to uphold and champion Fringe’s Safer Spaces and Anti-Racism programs and abide by our Code of Conduct.

COVID-19 Considerations:
We believe in care and kindness above all else – we’re all in this together. Fringe Theatre is a relaxed work environment that supports both in-person and remote work options. We are maintaining safety mitigations in our work and performance spaces out of care for our community and will continue to adapt mitigations as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Staff will be trained on all COVID-19 mitigations.