Part-Time Bookkeeper

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Part-Time Bookkeeper

Calgary Opera is on the lookout for their next part-time bookkeeper to join their busy and exciting team. This role will report directly to and assist the director of finance and administration with a variety of accounting functions including data entry, accounts payable processing, reconciliation with sales programs, budgeting and forecasting, financial statements, and audit preparation. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) office-based role with some flexibility in scheduling.

As the part-time bookkeeper your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Entering invoices into the Sage accounting system as per company policies.
  • Issuing cheques or electronic payments as appropriate.
  • Reconciling daily sales and donation reports with the accounting system.
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts on a periodic basis, at least monthly.
  • Assist in Payroll as required.
  • Act as backup to the director of finance and administration on occasion (e.g., vacation coverage).
  • Ad hoc analysis or reporting as needed.

The right candidate will demonstrate on their resume:

  • At least one year of relevant experience.
  • Working knowledge of Sage 50 Accounting or a similar program.
  • Familiarity with Tessitura or a similar database would be a strong asset.
  • Background in supporting processes.

During the interview process, we will be looking for behaviours that demonstrate:

  • A positive and collaborative working style with a willingness to work closely with the director of finance and administration.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Willingness to work 100% at the office.
  • The ability to pass a police background check.

What’s in it for you?

  • A creative environment and a passionate team.
  • Opportunities for growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation ($30-$35/hour).
  • Vacation entitlement.
  • Excellent health and dental benefits.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Calgary Opera values diversity in thought as well as representation. They are committed to building an environment that provides a foundation for safety and belonging and are challenging their biases and assumptions daily. Should you need any support during the application or interview process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Think you’d be a good fit?

Please apply online with your cover letter and resume in one document by visiting

While we thank all candidates who apply, we will only be reaching out to candidates who meet the basic requirements on their resume.

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