Financial Controller

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Financial Controller

Location: cSPACE Projects, Calgary
Position: Hybrid remote
Term: Fixed term contract

Qualifications: Senior Accounting: 10 years (required)

Full Job Description

Company Description

cSPACE Projects is a social-purpose organization, established to develop a portfolio of facilities to support artists, creative non-profits and entrepreneurs in Calgary. Our purpose is to provide the conditions that diverse communities of creatives need to remain vital, sustainable and innovative while generating dividends for Calgarians across the city.

Our vision is a city where creative enterprise thrives in vibrant communities. Our mission is to develop creative places that activate people and ideas to ignite collaboration and community-led change.

Position Summary

cSPACE is currently seeking a qualified individual as a contract financial controller. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and with dotted reporting accountabilities to the audit and finance (A&F) committee, the controller will be responsible for overseeing the administration of all financial and accounting functions in the organization including monthly financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, GST submissions, payroll, year-end audit preparation and support for budgeting and forecast activities.

The controller will be a technically exceptional financial accountant who understands the non- profit environment and is adept at public accounting standards and reconciliations. To oversee all financial and accounting functions for the current property management operation with expanding interests including capital construction. Capacity to provide support to the CEO of a multi-faceted arts-serving organization is a significant asset.

The controller will have contact with members of the board of directors and be supported by an internal book keeper, which requires strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as staff mentoring capabilities.



  • Ensure current accounting practices are in accordance with CPA Accounting Standards for Public Sector Not-for-Profit organizations.
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing financial operating/reporting/financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented including supervision and support for bookkeeper position.
  • Establish, monitor and execute internal controls over the organization’s accounting and financial procedures.
  • Prepare required financial reporting to the A&F as well as government and other agencies in prescribed format.
  • Manage the year-end financial statement audit and City of Calgary reporting.
  • Respond to all enquiries from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to address GST and other tax matters as required.
  • Protect operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
  • Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.

Annual Budgeting

Support the CEO in preparing and monitoring operating and development budgets and forecasts including:

  • Operating revenue analysis
  • Operating expense analysis
  • Capital expenditure analysis
  • Grant/capital revenue


  • CPA Audit/Accounting Standards for public sector and public sector not-for-profit organizations and experience with audit and City of Calgary reporting requirements
  • 10 years senior accounting with responsibility for full set of books including payroll
  • Experience with audit and City of Calgary reporting requirements
  • Strong internal reporting including monthly financial summary, forecasting, cash management, budgets, multi-facet departmental work
  • Multi-departmental with fund accounting
  • Developing operating and capital budgets
  • Risk management strategies
  • Budget tracking and financial analysis
  • Integration of 3rd-party database with accounting software
  • Proven critical thinking and problem solving, good anticipation, demonstrated analytical thinking
  • Performance management
  • Risk matrix development
  • Internal controls development and monitoring
  • CRA problem solving
  • Experience with SAGE 50 accounting software

Considered an Asset:

  • Real estate asset management and construction accounting
  • Multi-tenant and mixed revenue facility accounting
  • Mentoring experience with junior staff
  • Enthusiasm for social enterprise in support of Calgary’s creative community

How to Apply

For more information and to upload your resume and cover letter, visit

Position is open until a suitable candidate is found.

IDEA Commitment

cSPACE believes that by ensuring our culture is inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible (IDEA) that we are open to vast creative potential.

We recognize that barriers, injustices and discrimination have compromised the wellbeing, belonging and prospects for many in our community.

In our commitment to fostering a vibrant and vital city, our actions will ensure that everyone can live, work, play and feel safe in our creative facilities.

As a placemaker in Mohkinsstsis/Calgary, we will steward collaborations that expand our IDEA efforts, and foster our collective capacity for positive change.

Land Acknowledgement

cSPACE acknowledges that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Review the full job description in the attached document.

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