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Manager, Transactional Services (Designated)



Competition # : 33583 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/9/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


This position is designated for candidates who identify as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian or other racially visible persons.


If you are a member of one or more of these equity groups, you must self-identify during the application process, to be considered.

About Us


The Operational Accounting team provides transactional financial services, utilizing a Shared Services model, to the Province’s departments, agencies, boards, and commissions.  This includes centralized and integrated support and services in areas of payment production, corporate credit card management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, as well as month end, calendar year end and fiscal year end procedures and internal controls for transactional financial services for the Province.  If it sounds like this job was meant for you, then come join a team of like-minded professionals looking to make a difference, who take pride in the work they do and the contribution they make.


About Our Opportunity


This position reports to and is supported by the Director, Operational Accounting. The accountabilities include management of a shared services operational environment in the areas of Financial Reporting and Reconciliation.

This position will provide you with progressive experience in the following:


  • Management of a complex multi-client service delivery environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while balancing competing priorities.
  • Supporting and leading a team through implementing departmental strategies.


Primary Accountabilities


As the Manager of Transactional Services, you will provide expert leadership and strategic management in the areas of:


  • Providing financial and technical expertise on financial transactional services matters to internal and external clients.
  • Management of shared service transactional business processes, ensuring they align with the strategic business plans of the department.
  • Ensuring the internal control system is appropriately managed and operating effectively to safeguard assets of the Province.
  • Developing and recommending policies and practices in support of sound, effective financial and administrative management.
  • Managing human resources through recruitment, performance, attendance, and retention.
  • Developing a high-performance team using measurable performance indicators to meet service delivery standards.
  • Providing excellent client service and support to government departments, agencies, and the public.
  • Identifying business technology requirements to meet the ongoing efficient and effective performance targets of the division.
  • Ensuring that service delivery levels are monitored, and risks are appropriately mitigated.


Qualifications and Experience


You will have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Commerce plus hold a professional accounting designation with a minimum of three years of related experience post designation. Additionally, you bring several years of progressive management experience working with high volume processing teams in large ERP environments focused on client service.

The nature of the work requires professionalism and discretion to ensure confidentiality of sensitive information. You are an individual who thrives working in a team environment, maintains a client focused approach and are capable responding to requests with tact and diplomacy. It is also key that you work with a high level of accuracy, prioritize tasks/projects within competing deadlines, and have the demonstrated ability to exercise sound professional judgement.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Work experience in a government environment.
  • Work experience in a shared service model environment.

Leadership competencies required are Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

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.



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.

Additional Information


On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. 


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:  $3,368.38 - $4,220.16 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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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