Accounting Manager

Application Deadline: May 28, 2024

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 45 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre!

We are currently looking to bring on board a collaborative and detailed-oriented Accounting Manager with strong analytical skills and solid financial acumen, complemented by people management capability. Our ideal candidate enjoys working in a cross-functional, fast-paced environment and is keen to contribute to the overall  productivity and achievement of objectives of the Finance department.


Position Title: Accounting Manager

Reporting To: Controller

Direct Reports: Treasurer, AP & AR supervisor, and Box Office Analyst

Type of Employment: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Location: Toronto



  • Supervise and manage the activities of direct reports including provide training, plan work assignments, review and manage performance and motivate staff through thoughtful and positive leadership.
  • Oversee month end and year end closing procedures.
  • Review and approve GL entries and accruals.
  • Assist Controller in the analysis of financial information and preparation of financial statements including consolidated and individual month-end and year-end accounting statements and reports.
  • Provide financial support for annual grant applications, interim reports and program audits.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts and provide on-going monitoring of expenditures against budgets.
  • Manage annual T4A and T4NR reporting.
  • Assist in preparing year-end package for financial audits and providing sufficient supporting information in response to audit inquiries.
  • Assist in development and implementation of financial policies, systems and procedures to ensure that controls are in place.
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties as assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business.
  • Accounting designation is required.
  • 5 years of progressive analytical experience.
  • Strong experience working with financial systems (preferably with MS Dynamics – Business Central).
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel.
  • Strong ability to navigate through ambiguous situations and think outside of the box.
  • Strong attention to detail, as well as ability to stay organized and multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Not for profit or entertainment business experience is considered an asset.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Non-Canadian applicants must have a valid employment Visa and proper documentation authorizing their ability to work in Canada on an ongoing basis.
  • This role is based in Toronto. A hybrid work model is currently in place as per our Remote Work Policy, subject to change based on organizational need.

Our Values

We’re friendly, welcoming and inclusive, with an experimental attitude that thrives on collaboration.

To achieve our bold ambition we empower and support imaginative risk and we always try to learn from our mistakes.

We are committed to excellence in all we do, ensuring every visitor encounter is safe, memorable and enriching.

We value and respect each other and all our visitors, celebrating difference and striving to realise potential.

How To Apply

Harbourfront Centre is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

The application process is now open, and you can submit your resume and a cover letter indicating why you wish to join the team, how you meet the requirements that we are seeking, and your salary expectation to quoting Accounting Manager in the subject line of your email application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until May 28, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.