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Financial Analyst (Financial Services Officer 2)(3 Opportunities)



Competition # : 36336 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 8/18/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, we impact every citizen, business and municipality in Nova Scotia. Our mandate is to design and deliver programs and services to meet the needs of our clients and the public good through a culture of excellence.  Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services’ vision is to be a recognized leader in service and public protection that delivers trusted, accessible, modern programs, and contributes to Nova Scotia as a safe and desirable place to live, work and do business.


To learn more about our Department, please click on the following link:


About Our Opportunity


As the Financial Analyst (Financial Services Officer 2), you will conduct accurate, timely, and in-depth financial reconciliations and reporting. In this critical role, you also provide expert business process advice, as well as options and recommendations to provincial government departments and agencies. In addition to this, you will research and monitor the processing of integrated vital financial data (salary, expenditure & balance sheet) flow to the Business Warehouse Module; which is critical to budgetary reporting and management decisions. You also support the operations of complex financial systems, maintenance of general ledger and cost centre master data, maintenance of specialized accounting records, and reporting to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Primary Accountabilities


A few of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Independently analyzing, monitoring, and reconciling all salaries and expenditures posted daily for government-wide departments and agencies
  • Proving advise on correct policies and business processes concerning recording of salary and expenditures, and financial systems reconciliations.
  • Performing, monitoring, assessing and in-depth analysis of T4A, AGR1, and T4E coding to ensure compliance with provincial policies and procedures as well as Canada Revenue Agency rules and regulations.
  • Maintaining the provincial general ledger and cost centre master records involving creating, modifying, and blocking accounts.
  • Assisting departments in the proper use of general ledger accounts for accurate posting of transactions and to meet the needs of the Supplement to the Public Accounts.
  • Advising departments of corrective action required to balance financial modules under tight time pressures.
  • Conducting research, analysis and production of miscellaneous reports in response to department inquiries, audit queries and special projects.
  • Providing ad hoc financial analysis and reporting of activities to ensure information is accurate, current, and consistently reported government-wide.

Qualifications and Experience


You have three (3) years of post-secondary professional accounting training, plus five (5) years of related experience.


You are knowledgeable of financial policies and procedures and have an excellent understanding of the demands and requirements of a large and diverse group of clients. You are also effective at managing multiple priorities, are a team player, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. You exercise sound judgment and apply critical thinking while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information. Furthermore, you possess ERP experience/knowledge; and are proficient in Microsoft Excel.


The following are considered assets including: knowledge of Business Warehouse, knowledge and/or experience with taxable benefits, experience with SAP, and Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access.


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 training, education and experience will be considered. Related equivalencies may include, but are not limited to:


  • A completed related 2-year diploma along with six (6) years of related experience;
  • Eight (8) years of related experience


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 offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions


Most of your time is spent in a comfortable office setting. Your normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.

Additional Information


Three (3) opportunities are available: Two (2) permanent and one (1) term opportunity with anticipated end date in May 2023. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘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:  TE 22  

Salary Range:  $2,052.93 - $2,414.26 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