The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Financial Services
Competition Number: 2425-074

Financial Analyst- Academic Equity (CL4)


Central Office/IT Campus

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Academic Equity & Quality
Full-Time Term Position
: Commencing approximately June 3, 2024 and ending approximately June 2, 2026.

Application deadline is 11:59pm, May 21, 2024

Competition No. 2425-074

Salary range: $76,744.59 to $90,287.74 annually

What you'll do


What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Planning, you will:

·Provide overall financial guidance to Academic and Equity in the areas of policy guidance, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, procurement, travel expense claims, government reporting and year end.

·Meet with Central Office budget managers on a regular basis to review quarterly forecasting and to provide overall financial support and advice on queries that may arise.

·Provide financial assistance to the Academic and Equity portfolio leaders in the development and management of annual budgets.

·Responsible for financial support with regards to external financial reporting and internal reporting requirements

·Complete the quarterly forecasts with consultation from Academic and Equity Leadership team. Participate in the completion of Academic and Equity position approvals, budgeting, and year end.

·Provide guidance with procurement procedures and policies to all areas requiring support in Academic and Equity.

·Communicate regularly with Central Office budget managers to ensure they are aware of Academic financial deadlines such as forecasting, budgeting and year end.

·Provide annual year over year budget analysis looking for areas of savings amongst academic programs and suggesting areas where budgets can be revised for fiscal responsibility.

·Coordinate and assist with Academic and Equity budget distribution planning, monitoring, tracking, variance analysis, feasibility analysis and cost templates.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a University Degree in Business or Commerce and a professional accounting designation. A business degree with a concentration in accounting plus an MBA may be considered.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years (full-time equivalent) of recent experience in finance or accounting.
  • Advanced proficiency with and understanding of Excel spreadsheets and PeopleSoft (or similar accounting software) including query and reporting tools.
  • Experience with budgeting applications such as IBM Business Intelligence software would be considered an asset.

  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and E-mail.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.

Relevant Skills and Knowlledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism
  • You possess strong analytical skills and have the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • You have the ability to direct, influence and manage several functions simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated practice of promoting collaboration and collegiality.

  • You have the ability to establish respectful working relationships across all groups.

  • You have excellent communications planning skills and demonstrate experience in innovative problem solving and strategic thinking.

  • You have the ability to operate independently and exercise sound judgement.

  • You have effective planning and organizational ability.

  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and can create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.

  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment.

  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to business analytics/reporting solutions.

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A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Jaclynn Kelly, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.