• Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: February 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm


Halifax, Nova Scotia

At OERA (Offshore Energy Research Association), we’re helping Atlantic Canada move toward a more sustainable energy future by producing credible and objective data to inform sound energy policies and decisions. Our focus is on coordinating research and projects that will help to decarbonize our region’s economy, mitigating climate change impacts and moving Atlantic Canada toward net-zero emissions by 2050. Our clients include government and industry representatives who need complete and reliable information to guide thinking and action.

OERA is changing the way energy research is delivered.  We’re in the business of facilitating collaborative, made-to-order research projects that resolve key energy-related questions.  We are growing fast and are looking to add to our team. Currently, we are seeking an Accountant.

Our Opportunity

As an OERA Accountant, you will have an impact on our region’s transition to a low-carbon economy. We are looking for someone to join our team on a full-time basis.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for full cycle accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis under the direction of our Financial Advisor.  You will work closely with both the Operations Manager and support staff.  You must be able to prioritize, coordinate, and organize business tasks.  You will have a positive, professional approach in planning, scheduling, communicating and organizing activities in your position.  The day to day role is as follows but is not limited to:

  • Delivery of timely financial and management accounts, budgets and forecasts, supported by commentary, analysis and reporting on variances as appropriate.
  • Accounts payable/receivable.
  • Self Assessment and HST remittances.
  • Project claims.
  • Project and operating budgets.
  • Cash flow management and projections.
  • Completion of monthly financial working papers.
  • Year end audit preparation.
  • Follow the internal control environment ensuring processes are robust and efficient.
  • Special project work as required.

Your qualifications include:

  • Post-secondary degree in Accounting, Finance or Management.
  • Experience and understanding of SAGE software;
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communications skills;
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including strong spreadsheet skills; and
  • Works well both in a team environment and independently.

This position has funding from the Graduate to Opportunities Program, supported by the Province of Nova Scotia.  Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Graduated from a post-secondary program within the last year

If interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume, merged into one document, by Friday, February 4, 2022. We thank all applicants, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

OERA is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying at LGBTQ2SI, and people with disabilities.  Preference will be given to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or person who have been granted Refugee status in Canada.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at OERA you must have received the full series of Covid-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada and provide proof of immunization.  You will also be required to receive any Covid-19 boosters recommended by Health Canada.

Please apply to:

Ms. Nalani Perry, Operations Manager