Apply Today


Manitoba Opera (MO) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of FINANCE OFFICER.

The Opportunity:

The Finance Officer is a senior member of Manitoba Opera’s management team. Reporting to the General Director, the Finance Officer will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports for MO. This position provides financial support to the General Director through bookkeeping, payroll, banking and reporting services. The Finance Officer will be accountable for all the necessary and appropriate records, files and processes to ensure the smooth and compliant financial operation of the organization, focusing on accuracy and transparency.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter
by 5:00 p.m., May 14, 2021 to:

Manitoba Opera
1060-555 Main St. Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1C3
Fax: 204-949-0377

Manitoba Opera thanks all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate must provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare General Ledger and supporting accounts within Sage Accounting
  • Import entries from bank, investigate unmatched entries and make clearing adjustments
  • Enter box office/donation entries from box office software into Sage.
  • Reconcile bank and credit accounts monthly
  • Monitor cash flow and cash management
  • Prepare Accounts Payable and process cheques for signing and distribution
  • Record revenues including sales reconciliations from box office, donations, grants and sponsorships
  • Reconcile all accounts and prepare financial statements, including Balance Sheet, Revenue and Expenditure
  • Maintain financial records and filing
  • Follow up with MO’s accounts payable/receivable as needed
  • Prepare monthly Financial Statements as required by General Director & CEO
  • Administer group benefits and prepare bi-weekly payroll, reconcile vacation and overtime liabilities
  • Maintain records for taxable benefits, make remittances to Receiver-General for source deductions and GST
  • Prepare GST, PST returns and T4, T4A submissions
  • Prepare and file Annual Charities Return
  • Prepare audit lead-sheets and work with auditors to complete audited financial statements

Selection Criteria:

  • Exceptional computer skills, including Sage Accounting, Excel and Payworks payroll
  • Complete and expert understanding of all accounting principles and standards for not-for-profit organizations in Canada
  • Complete and expert understanding of provincial and federal reporting standards for not-for-profit organizations
  • Degree or diploma in business or administration and certification in bookkeeping or financial management
  • Minimum 5 years recent related experience, ideally with a not-for-profit organization in Canada
  • The successful candidate must provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

How To Apply

Forward your resume
and cover letter to:


Fax: 204-949-0377

Manitoba Opera
1060-555 Main St.
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1C3


Hiring Practices

Manitoba Opera is committed to achieving employment equity, and therefore encourages applicants to self-declare in their cover letter if Indigenous (includes First Nations, Status, Treaty or Non-Status, Metis, and Inuit).


Our Mission

Changing people’s lives through the glory of opera.


About Manitoba Opera

Manitoba Opera was founded in 1969 by Justice Kerr Twaddle and a group of individuals dedicated to presenting opera to Manitobans.  One of the five largest performing arts organizations in Manitoba, Manitoba Opera is the only full-time professional opera company between Toronto and Calgary that presents staged productions with full orchestra.

Manitoba Opera (MO) produces two fully staged productions annually in the 2,161-seat Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall. MO regularly tours to city schools and occasionally to other regions of the province. The company also offers a rich array of educational programing in schools and community centres.