Recent or Potential Grads: Accounting Clerk – Nova Scotia Health Authority

  • Location: Cape Breton Regional Hospital
  • Deadline: December 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Assistant Manager – Accounts Receivable, the Accounting Clerk is responsible for carrying out assigned functional accounting and maintaining the integrity of information within the accounting subsystems in Financial Services. The Accounting Clerk responds to and serves as a first point of contact for customers.

The Accounting Clerk ensures that the principles and practices that guide the Nova Scotia Health Authority such as the vision, mission, values, strategic directions, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional collaboration are integrated within the support that is provided by the work that they do and through the messages they deliver.


* Graduate of a two (2) year post-secondary accounting program and a minimum of one (1) year accounting experience in a computerized environment in the past five (5) years
* Experience working within the functional area of Accounts Receivable is preferred
* Experience working within Meditech is an asset
* Experience working within STAR is an asset
* Experience working within SAP is an asset
* Experience in a health care environment is an asset

* Experience working within MS Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook), accounting software and willingness to learn new programs
* Ability to work independently, with continual interruptions, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
* Ability to use general office equipment
* Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
* Demonstrated accountability
* Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
* Demonstrated commitment to customer service
* Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
* Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
* Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
* Demonstrated leadership abilities
* Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
* Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
* Attendance records may be reviewed
* Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
* Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
* Travel to other sites may be required
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


* PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Salary Information

$21.7303 – $24.3130 hourly


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit – CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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