FALL 2024 CO-OP: Finance Co-op Student – Halifax Port Authority

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: May 27, 2024

The Halifax Port Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 resume. If you would like to receive this job posting in French, please reach out to us directly for a translated copy.

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

The total impact of Port of Halifax activity including Nova Scotia exporters on the Province of Nova Scotia was $4.87 billion in economic output in 2022, with the direct portion being $3 billion. This level of activity generated direct and spin-off positive impacts of $2.5 billion in GDP, $1.6 billion in labour income and more than 25,300 jobs.

Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can meet the needs of today’s shipping, cargo, and cruise operations, while building for the future with our focus on the three key pillars of community, economics, and environment. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, sustainability is built into every facet of the Port and how we operate.

To learn more about Canada’s preferred Atlantic gateway, visit www.porthalifax.ca. We are One Port City.

At this time, the Halifax Port Authority (“HPA”) is looking for a Finance Co-op Student (Fall)

A fall student is required for the Finance Department to assist in departmental processes. This would be an excellent experience for a student currently enrolled in an accounting program to gain further understanding of the business needs of the finance/accounting department.

The main responsibilities include:
• Assigning commodity codes, reviewing coding on invoices, etc.
• Preparing financial statement analysis and assisting in special projects as required
• Assisting with revenue billings when required
• Entering Account Payable invoices and batches
• Reconciling supplier statements
Other miscellaneous duties include:
• Updating various listings, subscriptions, memberships, mileage, etc.
• Assistance with yearly data collection and other adhoc projects.
• Other clerical duties as assigned

The successful student must be detailed orientated, organized and thorough. The student must also be proficient in: Excel, Word and PowerPoint. A student enrolled in a business program with a focus in accounting or finance is considered an asset. The term of this position will be from September 03, 2024 until December 20, 2024.

The compensation for this student position will vary depending on program and year of study. The minimum student rate is $19 per hour.

The successful student will be subject to successfully completing and maintaining a Criminal Record Check and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Restricted Area Pass (RAP).

If you are seeking a student opportunity, please send a cover letter and résumé by e-mail in confidence to:
Human Resources
Halifax Port Authority

Applications should be received no later than Monday, May 27, 2024. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews may commence prior to the posting deadline. We thank all applicants and ensure that all inquiries will be treated confidentially; only those considered for an interview will be contacted.