Manager, Financial Advisory Services



Competition # : 43334 

Department: Finance and Treasury Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 23-Jul-24  (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 Manager, Financial Advisory Services, you will provide sound, timely financial advice to the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.


Responsibilities include: managing the complexity of client department’s expenditure, revenue and capital budgets; accurate reporting of departmental expenditures and monthly forecasts; preparing client department year-end financial audit information as part of government’s financial results; providing advice and financial analysis on complex issues; evaluating and improving financial processes with a focus on internal controls and risk management; and leading, coaching and mentoring budget and financial staff with respect to performance management, training and development.


You will develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior management in the client departments, departmental managers with financial reporting responsibilities, and representatives of Finance and Treasury Board and the Office of the Auditor General.


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


Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or commerce, along with a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA), plus several years of progressive financial management and supervisory experience. An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.


As the ideal candidate, you have sound experience in budget development and forecasting and possess effective leadership skills with experience developing and coaching staff members. You have strong client service skills and can provide timely and accurate financial advice to all levels of the organization, as well as to non-financial program staff and stakeholders. You have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a complex operating environment and manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines. You possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to exercise sound judgment. You are also self-motivated, have strong attention to detail, and are proficient with the Microsoft suite of services (Excel in particular).


While not required, it is considered an asset if you are proficient with the corporate financial management system (SAP) and the Salary Analysis System (SAS).


The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

Please go to the following link for more information: LEADS (

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.



This is an excellent career opportunity for many, and we do consider an equivalent combination of training, education, and 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 a Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Health, Dental, Life Insurance, General illness, Short and Long Term Disability, Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.  For information on all our Benefit program offerings, click here: Benefits for government employees.


Additional Information

This is a TERM employment opportunity with anticipated end date of July 2025.  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:  EC 12 

Salary Range:  $3,687.15 - $4,608.93 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.


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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