NSCC - Manager, Accounting Services

Manager, Accounting Services

Accounting / Finance, Education

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) - Central Office
Halifax City, Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) – Central Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Administrative Services, College Services

Term Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately February 22, 2018 and ending approximately December 31, 2018.

Salary range: $86,027.45 to $101,208.76 annually

Application deadline is midnight, January 25, 2018

Competition No. 2018-015

What you’ll be doing…

The Manager, Accounting Services will interact with various levels of management providing guidance and advice for non-technical system issues and accounting inquiries on a daily basis. This position is accountable for quarter end procedures, various financial reporting, creating and updating accounting procedures, and participating in the year-end audit. As well, this position is responsible for managing accounts payable, general ledger, cashiering and involvement in the coordination of the college-wide mail delivery system. Directly responsible for coaching and supervising a staff complement of five.

What we’re looking for…

A collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day. Committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission, they bring a learning-centered perspective to everything they do. They think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. They flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within their role and the College. Is this you?

Minimum qualifications:

  • University Degree in Accounting or Finance and a professional accounting designation

Minimum experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in finance or accounting, including year-end audit file preparation

  • Demonstrated experience managing and coaching staff is a very important aspect of the position

  • Specific areas of required experience include analytical skills, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines

  • Advanced proficiency with and understanding of Excel spreadsheets and PeopleSoft (or similar accounting software) including query and reporting tools.

Minimum skills and ability:

  • Ability to direct, influence and manage several functions simultaneously

  • Demonstrated practice of promoting collaboration and collegiality

  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to establish respectful working relationships across all groups

  • Excellent communications planning skills and demonstrated expertise in innovative problem solving and strategic thinking

  • Ability to operate independently and exercise sound judgment

  • Effective planning and organizational ability

What you’ll experience at NSCC…

You’ll change lives. You’ll join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you’ll be part of that change.

You’ll find a place to grow. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you’ll continue to grow and learn throughout your career. You’ll find a place to thrive. Doing meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You’ll have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence. You’ll celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. Our college welcomes diversity in both its student body and its employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities. Applicants from the following communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. Should an online questionnaire not be available, you may self-identify on your application cover letter or resume.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centered organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

To apply for College jobs, simply click on the Apply Now Online button. To serve you better, NSCC has a user-friendly on-line application process in partnership with Career Beacon. First time users will complete a basic registration and receive a username and password via email (NOTE: email may appear in "Junk Mail" folder depending upon your mail management configuration). You will then have the option of uploading your existing resume(s) and cover letter(s) in seconds or creating them on-the-spot in the "editor". For more information about working at the College, please visit us at http://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/jobs_at_nscc/

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