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Posting Number: 5347
Company Description: Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Department Description: Customer Administration
Number of Open Positions: 1
Location: CA - Halifax, Nova Scotia


Job Title:                            Financial Business Analyst 
Reference:                          5347
Type of Employment:         Regular, Full time
Location:                            Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people.  In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees.  We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Financial Business Analyst.


As a member of the Finance team supporting a number of operational workgroups, the Financial Business Analyst will be responsible for monitoring the financial performance of the group and for providing reliable and timely information and analysis.  This includes:

  • Working with business leaders to prepare budgets and quarterly forecasts;
  • Providing accounting for the monthly, quarterly and yearly closes;
  • Providing detailed variance analyses;
  • Conducting monthly reconciliations;
  • Working with external stakeholders to represent Nova Scotia Power and ensure an effective relationship;
  • Assisting internal clients to meet financial goals and identify cost savings initiatives;
  • Performing project and operational tasks with excellent overall quality, while being able to prioritize work to meet deadlines.


You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:  

As the ideal candidate, you have a business degree and a minimum of two years’ experience in a related role. A CPA designation or enrollment in the CPA program would be considered an asset.

You have excellent computer skills using the Microsoft suite of programs, particularly Microsoft Excel, and are comfortable using accounting software.  A working knowledge of Oracle Financial System, PowerPlan and PeopleSoft or equivalent applications would be considered an asset.

You possess excellent communication skills and have demonstrated success in effectively presenting and communicating financial ideas and concepts to audiences at a variety of levels.  You have strong organizational skills, are detail-oriented, and are comfortable working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  You can work well both independently and as a member of a team.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to travel and complete a Criminal Background Check.

Reports to: Business Manager

Form of Application: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must Be Received By:  All interested candidates should apply no later than January 24th, 2019.

Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We're committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles.

Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews. The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee's application.


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