New Job Manager, Financial Advisory Services In Nova Scotia

Manager, Financial Advisory Services
Manager, Financial Advisory Services

Manager, Financial Advisory Services

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $6,916–$8,646 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Finance and Treasury Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 2/28/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At the Department of Finance and Treasury Board we strive to provide financial leadership, analysis and policies that strengthen Nova Scotia. As stewards of the Province’s financial affairs, we deliver a wide range of corporate fiscal and management services – including the preparation of the provincial budget – as well as ensure government plans are coordinated and fiscally responsible.

We are constantly looking for new and better ways to plan, manage, budget, and invest.

About Our Opportunity

As the Manager, Financial Advisory Services, you will be responsible for providing financial management expertise to a team of professionals responsible for oversight of the replacement, renovation, and new construction of Long-Term Care facilities. As the Manager you provide expert financial advice on funding models and contract renewals for the Continuing Care sector and ensure recommendations being made to departmental senior leadership and other stakeholder groups are based on substantive financial analysis and best practice.

You will serve as the primary day-to-day contact on all financial matters that support program delivery regarding financial accountability between Financial Advisory Services and other branches of the Department of Seniors and Long Term Care and externally funded agencies.

As the Manager, Financial Advisory Services, you will report to the Director of Finance.

Primary Accountabilities

Within a typical day, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing advice and financial analysis on complex issues
  • Ensuring expenditures are accounted for in adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) and government policies
  • Providing advice, recommendations and assistance to senior management, client departments, agencies, and authorities; preparing of budget and forecast briefing material and financial analysis related to departmental project teams and committees
  • Evaluating and improving financial processes with a focus on internal controls and risk management
  • Leading, coaching and mentoring financial staff with respect to performance management, training and development
  • Developing and maintaining an effective working relationship with departmental staff, external stakeholders, representatives of Finance & Treasury Board, and the Office of the Auditor General.
  • You will lead, participate, or advise on various projects and other assignments from time to time, while being client focused and responding to requests using tact and diplomacy.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree from a related discipline, plus several years of progressive financial management and supervisory experience. An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. A professional accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA, CA) is required.

As the ideal candidate, you have solid experience in budget development and business planning, forecasting; the ability to provide sound strategic financial and budgetary advice to senior members of the department; experience in providing sound financial advice to various stakeholder groups; effective leadership skills and experience creating, developing, and working in a team environment and be well organized to meet a demanding workload.

You have experience dealing with complex, contentious and sensitive issues in a public forum; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong analytical skills, tact and diplomacy; capacity for decisive action and the ability to influence others; the ability to manage multiple demands and interruptions in a challenging, deadline driven environment; as well as working both independently and collaboratively with all levels of management, staff, and other stakeholder groups.

While not required, it is considered an asset if you possess:

Experience in the health care industry in a fast-paced environment

Knowledge and experience in the delivery of a broad spectrum of financial services to a varied client group.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

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.


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 offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

May attend meetings, conferences, and workshops, often acting as a resource for the client department.

Additional Information

This is a term opportunity with an anticipated end date of January 19, 2024; however, the status of the opportunity (Term/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: EC 12

Salary Range: $3,458.20 - $4,322.75 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.

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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].