Regina Symphony Orchestra

Position Posting



The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has a position open for a Controller, acting as the lead financial officer for the organization.  This is a senior position in the organization.  Duties for the position include, but are not limited to the following areas of responsibility:

  1. Payroll for staff, artists, and contractors
  2. Management and tracking of all department expenditures, in association with the ED and respective staff as required
  3. Management of venue contracts with the Production Manager
  4. Revenue tracking in association with the Director of Marketing & Development and the Patron Services Manager; fundraising tracking with the Annual Fund Manager
  5. Month-end reports, and filing of all documents including annual filing for charities (provincial and federal)
  6. Preparation of monthly cash-flow reports and budget updates to ED and Finance & Audit
  7. Development of a five-year rolling budget and income statement, including current year, two prior years, and draft budget for the following year/preliminary draft budget for the subsequent year
  8. Weekly settlement reports during performance weeks, for each show or set of shows, and reconciliation with ticketing software reports; creation and management of sales reports
  9. Assistance with financial reporting and CADAC reporting to all three levels of government funders, the SSCF, and other funding bodies as required by both project and operating grants
  10. Management of RSO benefits program
  11. Member/lead for the office Health and Safety committee; interface with RSPCA Health and Safety Officer as required
  12. Filing of all documents required for audits, and advance audit prep; corporate Charities and ISC filings
  13. Make recommendations regarding financial processes, banking, software systems, credit cards, and other daily use financial tools to ED and Finance and Audit, and implement
  14. Act as a member of the management team, and provide finance support to all departments


  1. Knowledge of not-for-profit financial procedures and requirements, including experience in managing in-kind contributions and deferred revenue
  2. Expertise in QuickBooks
  3. At least five years controller-level experience (CPA designation preferred)
  4. Knowledge and experience in preparing for and supporting audit procedures
  5. Business-level English communication skills
  6. Able to support other staff with front-of-house concert duty


  • Some expertise in government reporting an asset
  • General interest in music/musical organizations an asset
  • Some experience reporting to Board committees an asset

Deadlines for application: Open until filled

Start date:                                TBD, depending on availability of the successful candidate

Salary Range:                          65 – 70K depending on qualifications and experience in the not-for-profit field

Benefits:                                    The RSO offers a full benefit package following three months of employment, pension contribution following a six-month mandatory probationary period, six days paid sick leave annually, a generous holiday allotment, and a flexible, collegial work environment

Please note: The RSO offices are in a heritage building, and are not completely accessible for some physically disabled persons

  All candidates must confirm proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 in advance of in-person interviews. The RSO does not permit regular testing as an option.  Prior to confirmation of employment, criminal record checks are required at the individual’s expense


The RSO is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, or race.  Disabled persons may have challenges accessing the building as noted above for  the regular in-office hours that are a requirement of the position. Accommodation will be made where possible.  The office is in a heritage building and is not wheelchair accessible.

 Please send resumes in confidence by email only to   with subject line “Controller”