Department: Finance and Treasury Board
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 26-Sep-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
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.
As the Coordinator, Financial Advisor Services, you will be responsible for leading and managing financial advisory services staff in the functions of accounting, budgeting, forecasting and financial consulting services for the client department(s).
These responsibilities would include, coordinating the preparation of accurate and timely financial information as needed, including annual budgets, monthly forecasts and other financial planning advice and analysis. Coordinating the monthly and annual accounting procedures and the annual audit process. You will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluating financial processes and transactions for compliance with the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) and government accounting policies. You will also provide financial support and advice to clients within the Department of Economic Development and Finance and Treasury Board through various projects and other assignments. Clients could include the Department of Economic Development; Finance and Treasury Board; Labour, Skills, and Immigration and Advanced Education.
As the Coordinator, Financial Advisory Services, you will report to the Manager, Financial Advisory Services.
Please note this is a repost and if you've already applied to this position you do not need to reapply
- Ensure client department’s financial information processing and reporting is accurate and timely and that client service standards are set, monitored and achieved.
- Provide client training in budget, forecast and financial processes
- Preparation, analysis, and data entry of budget managers’ monthly forecasts of expenditures and revenues including providing accurate and timely monthly variance analysis.
- Preparation of the monthly forecast comparison report detailing changes in the Department’s budget.
- Preparation and analysis of spending trends and recommendations.
- Assists with the preparation of the departmental budget.
- Responsible for the month-end and year-end accounting processes.
- Responsible for design, modification, and updating of various reports as required by senior management.
- Responsible for timely updates of the corporate full-time equivalent and salary software system.
- Responsible for distribution and receipt of monthly forecast reports.
- Efficient and effective allocation of resources in managing the performance of your team.
This may be the right opportunity for you if you successfully completed high school and have three years of post-secondary professional accounting training with six years of related experience. This experience should include supervisory responsibilities in which you provided training; feedback and direction to individuals or a team. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable. A Bachelors’ degree in commerce or business administration and/or enrollment in the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) program will be considered an asset.
Knowledge of the corporate financial management system (SAP) or similar applications would also be considered an asset.
You are detail oriented, decisive and guided by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and PSAB while applying an innovative approach to your work. You are proficient in programs such as Office 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook), enterprise resource planning systems, internet, and the ability to quickly learn custom applications is required. You enjoy learning new computer systems which allow you to find ways to streamline processes while maintaining business requirements and meeting tight deadlines. You have exceptional communication skills (Written and Verbal) with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. You possess excellent time management skills, prioritizing work and resources to meet strict deadlines.
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.
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 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.
Most of your time is spent in a comfortable office setting. Your normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day. You may be required to work overtime on occasion.
- 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..
- Numerous career paths.
- Department-specific flexible work options.
Pay Grade: TE 24
Salary Range: $2,358.22 - $2,777.49 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].