Portfolio Analyst (Financial Services Officer 2)
Competition # : 32394
Department: Labour and Advanced Education
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG
Closing Date: 8/24/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Department of Labour and Advanced Education works to provide fairness, safety and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn and work to their highest potential. We have a staff of more than 500 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Student Assistance Office ensures that all eligible Nova Scotians have equity of access to quality post-secondary education and training.
About Our Opportunity
As the Portfolio Analyst, you will be responsible to initiate, develop and conduct detailed analysis of the student assistance portfolio including conducting investigative analysis and reporting activities of Resolve, SNS, RBC and other service providers to support informed decision making.
You will conduct technical accounting work including providing advice on financial planning as it relates to the performance of general accounting functions, financial and budgetary analysis, year end processing, maintenance and review of the departmental accounting system.
As the Portfolio Analyst you will report to the Manager, Portfolio Programs and Accountability, and work closely with the Director.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
Conducting reviews, reconciliations, audits, reports and recommendations on the various components of programs under the Nova Scotia Student Loan Program.
Advise and recommend on financial systems and improvements to accounting systems and procedures to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public resources.
Qualifications and Experience
This may be the right opportunity for you if you have completed three years of post-secondary professional accounting with five years of related experience; an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.
You demonstrate strong research, analytical, organizational and time management skills, able to prioritize tasks and issues to meet deadlines. You have extensive experience in data evaluation and interpretation and the use of research and evaluation method with a proven ability to design and produce financial reports.
You possess a high degree of initiative and independent judgement and are guided by CICA Generally Accepted Accounting Principles when formulating decisions. You have exceptional computer skills in the areas of data organization, assessment, analysis and spreadsheets; you are proficient in the use of Data Warehouse applications with advanced capabilities with Excel.
While not required, it is considered an asset if you have applied knowledge of the Corporate Financial Management System (SAP).
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.
This is a term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of August 5, 2022. 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 for Nova Scotians.
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 [email protected]
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