The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Financial Services
Full-time - Permanent

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Department of Financial Services at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Financial Analyst.

Classification: Full-time, MPA Level 2 Position
Starting Salary: $53,082 per annum (Step Progression: $53,082 to $64,582)
Starting Date: ASAP

Application Process: If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. We will begin reviewing applications after July 28, 2023.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning & Control, the Financial Analyst will provide support to the department including financial reconciliation, analysis and reporting.

  • Reconciles all bank accounts and conducts ongoing analysis of bank transactions as required.
  • Processes of all wire transactions and recording of related journal entries.
  • Prepares the monthly GST/HST returns for CRA and all HST self-assessment.
  • Reconciles accounts payable on a weekly basis.
  • Reconciles various accounts and preparation of journal entries as required;
  • Provides support for annual audit preparations.
  • Works with departments to respond to inquiries and complete budget transfers as required.
  • Serves as back-up for Accounts Payable/Payment processing.
  • Performs various financial and budget analysis required by the Manager on a daily basis.
  • Performs other duties from time to time

What you'll need


Candidates must have completed a Bachelor of Business Administration/Commerce with a major in Accounting and have a minimum of three years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Effective communication and inter-personal skills are essential. A high level of attention to detail and efficient time management and priority setting skills are also prerequisites for this position. Candidates must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with advanced skills in excel and use of technology to conduct financial analysis in the most efficient manner. Experience in using business enterprise systems for finance is required. Supporting these skills is a strong commitment to excellent customer service.

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Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.