New Job Financial Services Officer 2 In Nova Scotia

Financial Services Officer 2
Financial Services Officer 2

Financial Services Officer 2

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $4,357–$5,124 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Finance and Treasury Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 14-Aug-23 (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 Financial Services Officer 2 you have a sound working knowledge of all aspects of accounting, procurement, finance, and on departmental procedures and policies.

As the Financial Services Officer 2 you will independently monitor and provide timely analysis, financial advice and recommendations related to the financial position and accounting functions for the Department of Public Works including the reporting of complex federal/provincial/municipal cost shared programs.

This position reports to the Coordinator, Financial Advisory Services.

Primary Accountabilities

The Financial Services Officer’s 2 primary responsibilities include:

  • Independently monitor and provide timely analysis, financial advice and recommendations related to the reporting of complex federal/provincial/municipal cost shared programs.
  • Work as part of a team to enforce accountability and controls, ensuring integrity of claims processing, and financial analysis, and providing accurate and timely information to support department and provincial goals.
  • Performs detailed reconciliations and maintenance of various balance sheet accounts to support monthly and year-end accounting functions for financial advisory services.
  • Administers the general accounting function including interpretative financial and comparative analysis of contract records and progress payments.
  • Provides summary of financial information and interpretive analysis required by Senior Management-providing advice and updates related to timing and status of departmental expenditures and revenue.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have completed high school and 3 years of post secondary professional accounting training and have 6 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.

As the ideal candidate you have sound working knowledge and experience of all aspects of accounting, procurement, finance, and policies; you can utilize complex spreadsheet applications, prepare reports, and handle administrative details.

You possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team and are guided by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as Public Sector Account Board (PSAB) in your work. You possess exceptional time management skills and are detail orientated. You have strong communication (written and verbal) and relationship building skills and values a diverse and inclusive workforce. You are detail oriented and proficient using computer applications (Microsoft office, Excel, email, etc.) and demonstrated judgement and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in SAP or other ERP system is essential.

Current enrollment in a professional accounting program (CPA) would be considered an asset


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.

Additional Information

This is a Term employment opportunity with anticipated end date of October, 2024. The appointment status Term 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: TE 22

Salary Range: $2,178.43 - $2,561.85 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].