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9 May 2022


TIFF Careers – Posted by Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description




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:


Reporting to the Director, Finance & Administration, the controller will be responsible for organizing, leading, and controlling all the accounting and financial reporting functions of TIFF. The Controller is accountable for the accurate and timely reporting of TIFF’s financial results, ensuring the accuracy of all accounting records, as well as preparing all required government submissions in a timely manner.


Shall include but not be limited to: 

  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly and year end close. 
  • Liaise with external auditors and coordinate with internal stakeholders to meet the audit requirements for the annual financial statements for the organization
  • Develop and enhance the financial reporting systems and processes, to meet the needs.
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensure accurate and timely processing of financial transactions through the general ledger and sub ledgers.
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Preparation of government submissions (e.g., HST return – quarterly, Annual Charity Return T3010).
  • Review and post journals, approve invoices and payments.
  • Implement and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of the organization’s assets, policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the department’s mandate and operating procedures by taking a significant role in the identification of new projects that fit organization’s and department’s performance agreements.
  • Support the Director, Finance & Administration with special projects.
  • Day to day management, coaching and oversight of staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This position requires being in office on a regular basis, aligning with our Flexible Work from Home Policy.


  • Grade 4
  • Minimum Salary: $65,000/Yearly


  • July 4, 2022 


  • Bachelors degree in accounting and a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA), required
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of post-designation accounting and financial reporting experience
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience
  • Accounting
    • Sound understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Demonstrates a high level of integrity
  • Leadership
    • Strong leadership, development and people management skills
  • Communication
    • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders in order to accommodate special requests on timely basis.
    • Strong communication & presentation skills, with the ability to disseminate financial information to non-financial managers
  • Customer focus 
    • Work closely with all departments to provide support on the delivery of various projects. 
  • Time Management
    • Proven ability to be calm and proactive in a high pressure environment with changing priorities
    • Prioritize and delivery of tasks with the constant changes in work flow.
    • Highly organised in the management of individual workload and the workload of staff
  • Detail Oriented
    • Analyze and record data with accuracy.  
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
    • Understand and work closely not only with Finance staff, but all of the organization’s staff as a part of one single team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Google Suite.
  • Experience with Netsuite (Financial System) an asset.
  • This position requires being in office on a regular basis, aligning with our Flexible Work from Home Policy.
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends

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 May 20, 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: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 26 days.

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