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New Job Financial Services Officer 2 In Nova Scotia

Financial Services Officer 2
Financial Services Officer 2

Financial Services Officer 2

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $4,230–$4,974 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 1/27/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Who We Are

The Nova Scotia Digital Service (NSDS) is a team within government, and we are putting people first. We are called a “digital” service for a reason – because we are helping government work the way that people expect things to work these days.

Our team is large, diverse, and passionate about making a difference in peoples’ lives. We believe in user-centered iterative digital service design, and practice internet-era ways of working. Working at the NSDS means you will be a part of a team whose work makes a difference through designing, continuously improving and delivering the programs and services people need, alongside caring, compassionate, highly skilled people.

At the NSDS, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate a supportive culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging!

The people who use government programs and services come from all walks of life. It is important that the NSDS reflects the people that we serve – so we can deliver better, and more accessible, and inclusive public services. We work hard to create an environment where different perspectives and experiences are valued. We are committed to helping diverse talent thrive.

Who You Are

You are passionate about people’s experiences and want to make people’s lives better. You’re curious, and your humbleness helps you learn and grow. You love to collaborate across roles and organizations, and you can create a path forward from uncertainty. You are comfortable inspiring others with your communication skills whether they be senior leaders or technical teams.

You share our values of Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Accountability & The Public Good, have a passion for service excellence and actively promote and encourage the importance of people, teams, diversity, and culture.

Your Role & Its Impact

As the Financial Services Officer 2, you will be reporting to the Director, Business Operations for User-Centered Technology and Cyber Security, and will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and interpreting financial reports
  • Providing advice and recommendations regarding the management of financial resources
  • Tracking and reporting on the financial position of contracts with vendor organizations
  • Ensuring approvals are in place for financial expenditures

You will be responsible for bringing high quality financial services capabilities to support the User-Centered Technology and Cyber Security division and the broader Mission IT and Core Internal Services Team.

How You Can Make An Impact

  • Track and report on financial position of all contracts and commitments with external vendors
  • Analyze and prepare presentation of financial resource utilization including: expenditures, recoveries, and forecasts
  • Produce financial documentation related to procurement activities and expenditure recovery
  • Provide annual budget input in conjunction with Senior Management

What You Bring to the Table

Your ability to:

  • Articulate financial information and provide advice and recommendations, in a manner that is easily understood by non-financial stakeholders
  • Analyze large volumes of information and provide accurate and timely reports and advice
  • Logically problem solve financial issues and identify opportunities for process efficiency and accuracy improvements
  • Manage multiple priorities and deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Build solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Your experience:

  • Completion of three (3) years of post-secondary professional accounting training plus five (5) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be accepted
  • Experience producing financial documentation, performing financial reconciliations, and reporting on financial position
  • Strong knowledge of accounting transactions, procedures, internal controls and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Impeccable attention to detail and strength in the areas of data organization, analysis, and reporting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and Access) and familiarity with financial systems (SAP) would be an asset
  • Familiarity with provincial financial policies and processes would be a definite asset

We recognize that everyone brings different skills and experiences to the table and that not everyone “checks all the boxes”. We encourage you to apply anyway! Tell us why you’re the right fit for the job.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Equivalencies considered include, but are not limited to:

  • at least 8 years of previous experience in an accounting/financial field.
  • significant direct experience with accounting transactions, procedures, internal controls and generally accepted accounting principles.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, 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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • This position allows for flexible work arrangements, but you are required to be in the office two days a week

Additional Information

This posting will be used to fill one permanent position.

While this position is based in Halifax, travel throughout the Province will be required periodically.

This role requires mandatory attendance in the office two days per week.

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: TE 22

Salary Range: $2,114.98 - $2,487.23 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 [email protected]