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10 Jan 2022

Full-Time Accounting Manager

Toronto International Film Festival – Posted by TIFF Careers Anywhere

Job Description

Manager, Accounting



Finance & Administration


TIFF is a charitable, cultural organization dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds in our home – TIFF Bell Lightbox. Our mission: To transform the way people see the world, through film. 

TIFF is committed to embracing diversity and treating all individuals with respect, dignity and fairness by removing physical, social and economic barriers to participation.  


We encourage you to reflect on the land that you are on, who the traditional keepers of the land are, what the treaty relationship is, or if it’s unceded territory. TIFF is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee. We are grateful to work on this land.

We are currently hiring for the position of:


Manager, Accounting


The Manager, Accounting is responsible for ensuring TIFF’s accounting records are complete and accurate, including the general ledger, the accounts payable and accounts receivable sub-ledgers; as well as working with the IT department to validate the financial raw data with regards to the sales of Ticketing, Concessions and Retail/Retail Online



  • Ensure timely reporting of all monthly financial information (i.e. daily sales report/unbalanced items of Box Offices and Concessions & Retail/Retail Online) 
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of financial transactions through the general ledger and accounts receivable and payable sub-ledgers as assigned
  • Review and approval of all general ledger journals
  • Review and approval of all accounts payable invoices, staff expense claims and payments
  • Ensure accurate accruals for revenue and expenses are made at year end
  • Ensure that general ledger account reconciliations are reviewed and approved on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Ensure that the physical inventory count of Concessions & Retail is reconciled on an annual basis
  • Report on third party festivals both for Box Office and Digital platform ticket sales
  • Review and submission of the quarterly HST return
  • Preparation of the annual charity return
  • Ensure compliance with control procedures throughout organization
  • Assist with the timely monthly, quarterly and year end close and in the preparation for annual audit
  • Support Controller and Director, Finance & Administration with special projects and workflow process improvements as required
  • Day to day management, coaching and oversight of 4 staff members and Interns as required
  • Other day to day duties as required



  • February 28, 2022



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a professional accounting designation (CPA), preferred
  • 3 years of financial management accounting experience
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with NetSuite an asset
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite especially Excel
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Highly organized in the management of individual workload and the workload of your team
  • Proven ability to be calm and proactive in a high-pressured environment with changing priorities 
  • Strong leadership, development and people/project management skills
  • Prioritize and delivery of tasks with the constant changes in workflow
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines

How to Apply

  • All applications must be submitted online through TIFF’s Career Centre.
  • Please upload your cover letter and resumé as one PDF, before the deadline of January 28, 2022. 
CLOSING: We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted.  Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time. TIFF regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas.   Please send any questions via e-mail only to   TIFF is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. As such, we welcome and encourage applicants who identify as racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation and/or assistance during the application process, please contact us in advance at or 416-599-8433 x2013. We strive to provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 29 days.

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