Capital Markets Officer - Financial Services Officer 2



Competition # : 41066 

Department: Finance and Treasury Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 01-Dec-23 ​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At the Department of Finance and Treasury Board we strive to provide responsible financial leadership, analysis and policies that strengthen Nova Scotia.

As stewards of the province’s financial affairs, we deliver a wide range of fiscal and management services – such as the preparation of the provincial budget – as well as ensuring government plans are coordinated and fiscally responsible.

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

About Our Opportunity

The Capital Markets Administration and Compliance division is responsible for the accounting, reporting and safe custody of the province’s debt and investment portfolio. We provide accounting functions for debt and investment activities, post trade settlement activities, debt servicing activities, miscellaneous trust fund administration, reconciliation of provincial bank accounts, forecasting of provincial debt servicing costs and investment income, as well as managing the risks related to investment and debt management activities while ensuring compliance with legislation and policies. 

The Capital Markets Officer (CMO) reports to the Coordinator of Debt Servicing and Contractual Obligations, and is responsible for the accounting, reconciliation, year end audit requirements and reporting activities for - short and long term debts and investments, debt servicing costs, Trust Funds, Special Purpose Funds (SPF), unclaimed trusts, and unclaimed estates. The CMO is also responsible for trade settlement activities with the Province’s Custodian and payment/receipt activities related to debt servicing costs, Trust Funds, SPFs, unclaimed trusts, and unclaimed estates. This position also provides advice and recommendations to management, based on financial analysis and the application of accepted accounting practices and standards.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have three (3) years post-secondary professional accounting training along with five (5) years of related experience. An equivalent combination of relevant training and experience may be acceptable as well. As the successful candidate you have knowledge and experience with banking services, debt servicing activities, financial activities (accounting, reporting, reconciliations and audits), and experience with trade settlements, derivatives, foreign exchange transactions, debentures and /or external audits. 

The successful candidate would also need to be comfortable managing and producing complex spreadsheets and financial reports. Proficiency using SAP with a strong knowledge of accounting principles would be a definite asset Experience using Treasury Management Systems, database systems, internet-based applications and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) would be desired as well.

You need to demonstrate sound judgement and problem-solving skills to allow for accurate interpretation of information for determining the appropriate course of action and should have strong analytical and organizational skills to strategically manage multiple deadlines and interpret complex data.

While not required, enrolment in any of the following would be an asset:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant program.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst program.
  • University programs – Bachelor or Master’s program


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

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