Financial Analyst

The Municipality of the County of Kings is one of the fastest growing regions in Nova Scotia. Kings is both urban and rural, offering exceptional life-style opportunities to its residents. The Municipality is seeking an accounting professional that is highly motivated, has budget experience, and is a self-starter to join the Finance Services team.

Reporting to the Director of Finance & IT, the successful candidate will:
  • Lead the preparation of the capital budget. This involves working as a team member with our other service area managers and outside agencies through the budget process;
  • Prepare and maintain capital debt schedules;
  • Accounting services related to the Regional Sewer System;
  • Maintaining schedules and details relating to tangible capital assets;
  • Prepare audit working files for annual external audit;
  • Prepare, explain and present variances in quarterly accountability reports;
  • Ensure sound accounting standards and procedures are followed by reviewing reconciliations of GL accounts;
  • Review existing financial procedures and recommend improvements;
  • Prepare certain compliance filings, e.g. Gas Tax filings; and
  • Other accounting responsibilities as required.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Post secondary degree in Commerce / Business Administration or equivalent;
  • Professional Designation (CPA, CPA with CA, CMA, or CGA legacy designation);
  • Knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAB);
  • Knowledge of Municipal fund accounting preferred;
  • Strong written, research and communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications within a Windows environment with an emphasis on Microsoft Word, Excel (advanced), and PowerPoint.

This is a unionized permanent position that is governed in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Municipality of the County of Kings and CUPE, Local 2618-01. Compensation includes a competitive salary and a benefits plan. The hours of work will be Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (35 hours per week). Salary will be level 9 of the Municipal Pay Band - $62,399 to $71,603. Please submit your application by 12:00 PM Friday, December 17, 2018.

To Apply:
  • Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications.
  • To apply for this position, click here and you will be directed to Career Beacon.
  • Benefits of applying online - The system will allow us to send an immediate confirmation email that your application has been received and we will notify you the status of your application once applicants have been shortlisted.
  • 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 or will result in termination of your employment. Checks may include one or all of the following checks: Reference / Employment Verification, Criminal Background, and Education.
The Municipality of the County of Kings is committed to building and fostering an inclusive and welcoming workplace.
We are an equal opportunity employer.