NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION
FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFICER
Available Position: Full Time, Permanent
Location: 902-1701 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3M8
Salary: TE 22
Closing Date: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Who we are:
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission (NSLAC) delivers legal aid services throughout the Province, providing some level of help to all Nova Scotians with a focus on assisting those who are vulnerable and historically disadvantaged. NSLAC’s focus is in the practice areas of criminal, family and social justice law.
Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Financial Services Officer provides comprehensive financial support and assists in the delivery of financial services to NSLAC. This position will provide professional advice and recommendations to internal and external clients and has a broad range of knowledge relating to financial activities.
This role’s primary responsibilities are:
- Financial administration and services.
- General accounting.
- Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
- Maintenance of private lawyer database of outstanding cases.
- Accounts receivable including benefit billings and contribution agreements.
- Banking including reconciliations and deposits.
- Payroll and benefits.
- Purchasing activities.
- Maintenance of accounting system/general ledger.
- Budget management services.
Ideal Abilities and Skills:
- Excellent knowledge in all aspects of accounting, finance procedures, preparing reports and generally accepted accounting/auditing principles.
- Compliance with NSLAC’s policies and procedures.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Capacity to work under pressure of deadlines and multiple competing priorities which may require flexibility.
- Ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to use judgment in matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity.
- Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and accounting software. Sage 300 experience would be considered an asset.
- Payroll experience would be considered an asset.
- Post-secondary education such as an undergraduate degree or diploma or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent will be considered.
- Minimum 5 years related experience.
Our goal is to be a diverse and accessible workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. We encourage qualified individuals from historically disadvantaged groups, including Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, retirees and women in positions where they are underrepresented. Applicants from these groups wishing to self-identify may do so on their cover letter or resume.
If you are talented, hardworking and want to be a member of a team that is highly experienced, very caring, dedicated and committed to their clients, we would like to hear from you.
Please indicate position title and whether you are an internal or external applicant in the posting in the email subject line. Please send your resume and cover letter to NSLA-Careers@nslegalaid.ca
While we appreciate receiving all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be held in strict confidence.