Accounting Clerk – Halifax Port Authority

  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: November 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels. The Halifax Port Authority welcomes applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women, in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the above groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your covering letter, or on your resumé.

The Port of Halifax is about making connections between people, commerce and opportunity. We take a leadership role in developing business for the Port of Halifax in collaboration with our partners and we responsibly manage Port of Halifax assets.

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.

At this time, the Halifax Port Authority requires a:

Accounting Clerk (6-month term)

Reporting to the Manager, Accounting, the Accounting Clerk processes accounts payable and performs general clerical duties. The duties may include, but are not limited to, processing supplier invoices for payment, preparing disbursement of funds through EFT, online banking, ACH and wires, maintaining the accounts payable subledger and contracts ledger, completing monthly accruals, creating journal entries, and completing monthly pre-authorized debits for parking and rent payments.

The successful candidate must have successfully completed Grade 12 and have completed some introductory level accounting courses. Three (3) years accounting-related experience or equivalent education and experience and good knowledge of electronic data processing systems (i.e. Excel, computer accounting systems) is required. General knowledge of purchasing procedures would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be subject to successfully completing a physical examination, must pass and maintain a Criminal Record Check and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Marine Transportation Security Clearance (MTSC).

Core competencies include: Communication, Relationship Building, Decision Making, Results Oriented, Leadership, and Adaptability.

This is a unionized position with a starting salary of $46,191 per annum.

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, please forward a résumé by e-mail in confidence to:

Margo Hampden
Director, Human Resources & Labour Relations
Halifax Port Authority

Applications should be received no later than November 12, 2020. We thank all applicants and ensure that all inquiries will be treated confidentially; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.