New job Accounting Services Officer (Clerk 4) in Nova Scotia

Accounting Services Officer (Clerk 4)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,627 - $4,012 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 9/15/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, we impact every citizen, business and municipality and business in Nova Scotia. Our mandate is to design and deliver programs and services to meet the needs of our clients and the public good through a culture of excellence. Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services’ vision is to be a recognized leader in service and public protection that delivers trusted, accessible, modern programs, and contributes to Nova Scotia as a safe and desirable place to live, work and do business. To learn more about our Department, please click on the following link:

About Our Opportunity

As the Accounting Services Officer (Clerk 4), you are responsible for providing wide range of central accounting services to government departments by ensuring the accurate processing of financial/accounting documents (e.g. SAP master data maintenance, accounts receivable, third party demands, corporate payroll remittances, etc.) as per provincial policies and procedures.

You will also apply control requirements, customer service standards and best business practices to resolve problems and provide subject matter expertise and guidance to departments and agencies of the province.

About You

You possess five (5) years related experience in a financial administration environment; or an acceptable equivalent of training and related experience. A post-secondary degree with a focus in accounting/finance or actively working towards a professional accounting designation will be considered assets.

Proficiency in Accounts Payable is essential. You will have a demonstrated ability to analyze and reconcile accounts and determine causes of variances. You will also have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Good judgement to identify sensitive and/or urgent issues that require special handling, an ability to research, compile and evaluate information in a timely manner. An ability to work in a consultative manner with internal and external clients is also required.

A working knowledge and/or training in SAP Accounts Receivable, HR/Payroll, General Ledger, Procurement and Business Warehouse would be an asset. A working knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply government policies and procedures would also be an asset.

Proficiency in the use of PC computer systems, database systems, internet-based applications, spreadsheets, and word-processing packages is essential. You must also be capable of effectively managing multiple projects in a high volume, team-oriented environment with a customer service focus. Attention to detail is very important.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

Working Conditions

This position offers the opportunity to enroll in the Flex NS working arrangement.

Additional Information

Please note, this is expected to be a Full-Time, Term status position with an end date of May 7, 2023; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: CL 22

Salary Range: $1,813.71 - $2,006.07 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to

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