New Job Accountant In Nova Scotia



Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : $33.08 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the permanent position of Accountant in the Asset Management Office, Finance and Asset Management. We encourage applications from African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

Reporting to the Manager, Capital and Asset Management, this position is responsible for the timely and efficient performance of accounting and reporting activities of the HRM.

  • Maintain capital project master data (project creation, funding, project closure).
  • Monitor and ensure all capital project budgets are recorded and reconciled in SAP, including verification of budget change requests, funding swaps, and closing projects.
  • Facilitate compliance with external funding programs through preparing submissions for reimbursement, billing external parties, and compiling supporting materials for audit requirements.
  • Review and verify all capital spending requests.
  • Classify capital expenditures to appropriate asset or as an item to be expensed.
  • Analyze Tangible Capital Assets.
  • Maintain asset sub-ledgers (asset creations, adjustments, retirements, asset pools).
Education and Experience:
  • High School diploma
  • Completion of a diploma or certificate program in Business with a focus on Accounting;
  • Completion of two years of a recognized professional accounting program;
  • Approximately 3 years related, broad financial experience;
  • Suitable combination of training and experience may also be considered.
Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles (specifically Tangible Capital Assets), municipal accounting procedures and regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Broad financial background. In a municipal setting would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with windows based software (Microsoft Suite, SAP and other software).
Pre-Employment Requirement: Halifax Regional Municipality has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is a condition of employment. Proof of full vaccination is not required at time of application but will be verified prior to the commencement of employment. Human Resources will notify you when proof of vaccination is required.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion. Interviews, testing, and in-person recruitment activities are being conducted in-person and in adherence with current COVID-19 Public Health protocols.

Competencies: Values and Ethics, Organizational Awareness, Customer Service, Communication, Valuing Diversity, Analytical Thinking, Organization and Planning, Teamwork and Cooperation.

WORK STATUS: Permanent, full time

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SALARY: As per the NSUPE Collective Agreement, Level 7, $33.08/hour

WORK LOCATION: Eric Spicer Building, 21 Mount Hope Ave, Dartmouth, NS

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received until 11:59pm on Tuesday, January 25 2022.

Please note that this is a repost of 5889BR. Candidates who applied to the original posting do not need to reapply as their applications have already been considered.

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified internal bargaining unit candidates.

Please note – we thank all candidates for their application, however only those selected for interview and assessment will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

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