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Buddies in Bad Times

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  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Closing Date: April 9, 2024
  • Location: Toronto ON
  • Salary: 17550-32500

Company Overview

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is Toronto’s leading destination for artistically rigorous alternative theatre and a world leader in developing queer voices and stories for the stage. Buddies offers a year-round program that includes a full season of queer theatre, new works festivals, artist residencies, and intergenerational training and education initiatives. We have dedicated time over the last two years addressing the company’s inherent complicity in perpetuating racism, anti-Blackness, and ableism. There is a section on our website dedicated to updating our community on the ongoing work towards better equity practices in an effort to remain accountable to this very important work. To learn more visit: Organizational Change — Buddies in Bad Times Theatre:

Buddies follows COVID-19 protocols to ensure safety of staff, led by our Joint Health and Safety Committee who work to ensure safety standards are met, and adjustments made when needed or requested.

Job Description

JOB POSTING: Bookkeeper
Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1
Hourly Wage or Salary Range: $22.50-$25.00/hour, 15-25 hours/week – depending on experience
This position works from the Buddies in Bad Times Offices at 12 Alexander Street in Toronto, remote work is not possible.
Posting Date:  March 27, 2024
Closing Date:  April 9, 2024 at midnight

Start Date: ASAP

Buddies in Bad Times, known to friends as Buddies, is a queer organization: for us queerness is a political/aesthetic orientation, more than (just) an identitarian subcategory, our queerness is oppositional, disobedient, and centers and celebrates otherness and radical outsiders.


At the heart of Buddies in Bad Times and Alexander Street Theatre Projects lies not just a commitment to queer cultural experiences but also to responsible stewardship of our resources and financial integrity that supports queers now and for generations into the future. We’re on the lookout for a meticulous and diligent Bookkeeper, a pivotal role that intertwines with our mission by ensuring financial accuracy, compliance, and smooth operational flow. This position offers a unique opportunity to be at the financial helm of organizations that are iconic in the queer community, contributing directly to the sustenance of queer spaces and narratives.


As our Bookkeeper, you will dive into a range of responsibilities that keep our financial world spinning. You’ll:

  • Champion Financial Record Keeping: With QuickBooks Online as your canvas, paint a picture of our financial health through meticulous records and transactions.
  • Craft the Payroll Process: Navigate the waters of Payworks to ensure our team is compensated accurately and timely, maintaining a keen eye on deductions, withholdings, and annual reconciliations.
  • Foster Benefits Administration: Partner with Desjardins to administer benefits that keep our team secure and supported.
  • Uphold Internal Controls: Be the guardian of our financial policies and procedures, ensuring every dollar is accounted for and our practices meet the highest standards.
  • Administer Cash with Care: Oversee cash flows, from petty cash to bank deposits, with precision and integrity.
  • Navigate Fund Accounting and Grant Management: Track the lifetimes of our projects through diligent management of funds and grants.
  • Ensure Tax Compliance: Stay ahead of the curve in charity tax laws, making sure we’re compliant and our returns are filed without a hitch.
  • Plus More: Embrace a variety of financial tasks that ensure our operations run without a financial hiccup.

Let’s make magic happen together.


You’re not just looking for a job; you’re looking to invest your skills in a space that celebrates diversity, challenges norms, and champions queerness in all its forms. You:

  • Are passionate about maintaining financial integrity in a queer, creative environment.
  • Thrive in dynamic settings where every day presents a new challenge and an opportunity to learn.
  • Are detail-oriented, with a knack for numbers and a commitment to accuracy.
  • Enjoy the harmony of working within regulations while embracing the unique chaos and vibrancy of a queer cultural institution.
  • Have experience with QuickBooks Online, Payworks, or similar financial software. Knowledge of Desjardins benefits administration is a plus but not a requirement. Other softwares and tools used include Dext, Float, and Google Workspace
  • Are ready to jump into a role that demands flexibility, including the readiness to meet the evolving needs of our organization.

We prioritize applications from folks from equity-deserving groups, including those who identify as Indigenous, racialized, Trans, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled, Neurodiverse, MAD and intersections of those identities. 

If you’re ready to be a cornerstone of an organization that stands at the intersection of financial stewardship and queer culture, we want to hear from you. Your work will not just keep us running; it will ensure we continue to be a beacon for queerness, creativity, and community.

To apply, attach a resume and cover letter as PDFs to 

In your cover letter, please speak to your experience with Quickbooks Online, Google Workspace, and charity bookkeeping and financial management.

Form will be open until April 9 by 11:59pm. 

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments – if you require accommodations at any point in the application or recruitment process please submit them in confidence to – Kristina Lemieux monitors this email.

  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Closing Date: April 9, 2024
  • Location: Toronto ON
  • Salary: 17550-32500