FALL 2021 CO-OP: Junior Cost Analyst

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: July 31, 2021

Junior Cost Analyst, Co-op Student

Reference Number: 8618

Department: Capital Accounting

Location: Halifax, NS

Type of Employment: Term, FT(September-December2021)

*** Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). ***

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 e excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fiLl a term position  of junior Cost Analyst, Co-op Student within the Capital Accounting team at Nova Scotia Power.

The Capital Accounting team is responsible for the financial reporting and related analysis of NS Power’s property, plant and equipment.NS Power’s annual capital expenditures program is typically over $300 million and encompasses hundreds of individual projects annually. Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, Capital Accounting, the Junior Cost Analyst will play a role in monthly financial reporting, monthly forecasting, and special projects as required.


As part of the Capital Accounting team, the Capital Finance, Co-opStudent will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Capital Accounting team in finalizing and analyzing the month-end results ;
  • Working with the Capital Projects and Transmission and Distribution Capital teams to update monthly capital forecasts;
  • Conducting data analysis and assessment of data quality, supporting the Capital Costs Analysts and the month end Capital close process;
  • Analyzing large data sets with the purpose of implementing Tableau Dashboard Reporting capabilities to support NSPI’s Capital Program;
  • Working with business representatives on process review and analytics to identify Continuous Improvement opportunities;
  • 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 .

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Must be working towards a post-secondary degree in Business with a focus in Accounting or Finance or other related discipline;Experience and proficiency with entire MS Office suite, particularly Excel (including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, formulas , merging and master sheets ) together with strong analytical, data, and math skills;
  • Experience with MS SharePoint is an asset;
  • Must have excellent writing skills;
  • Must have strong business and personal communication skills;
  • Must have strong attention to detail and prioritization skills;
  • Excel lent organizational skills, with good problem-solving approach;
  • Self-starter; must be able to meet deliverables with minimal supervision.

Reports to: Senior Financial Analyst, Capital Accounting

Salary: To commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must Be received by:All interested candidates should apply no later than July 5 2021. Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included.We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGTBQ+ community. If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process .