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Coordinator (Financial Services Officer 3)



Competition # : 32759 

Department: Finance and Treasury Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 9/28/2021​ (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 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).


 You will be responsible for coordinating the preparation of accurate and timely financial information as needed, including annual budgets, monthly forecasts and other financial planning advice and analysis. You will manage the monthly and annual accounting procedures and the annual audit process. You will monitor and evaluate 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 Public Works through various projects and other assignments.


 As the Coordinator, Financial Advisory Services, you will report to the Manager, Financial Advisory Services.

Primary Accountabilities


  • 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.
  • Efficient and effective allocation of resources in managing the performance of your team.

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you successfully completed high school and have 3 years of post-secondary professional accounting training with 6 years of related experience, including supervisory responsibilities.  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 Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 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.



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


Note:  This is a reposting of a previous competition 31124 and if you have previously applied to this competition, your application has been noted and no need to re-apply. 


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.
  • Mentorship opportunities for employees to gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Numerous career paths.
  • Department-specific flexible work options.


Pay Grade:  TE 24  

Salary Range:  $2,222.35 - $2,617.48 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