RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: CPA Student-Internal Controls, Finance

  • Location: Various Locations &/or Remote
  • Deadline: December 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm

CPA Student – Internal Controls, Finance, Nova Scotia Health

Req ID: 143367
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Provincial
 Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance – QEII 
Department: FI Internal Controls

Type of Employment: Student Student FT (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Status: MGMT/NON-Union Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

The CPA Student role reports to rotating Managers based on the CPA Pre-Approved Program 30 month Schedule. The CPA Student will work across the below noted Finance and Internal Audit teams, (potentially other areas as required), while working towards obtaining sufficient depth and breadth across the six CPA Program Competencies by completing the below noted technical competencies (Department: Competency (technical competencies):

  • Budget: Management Accounting (planning and budgeting)
  • Capital Accounting: Finance (capital budgeting, valuation, corporate finance); Financial Reporting (financial report preparation, accounting policies and transactions)
  • Financial Analytics: Management Accounting (forecasting and variance analysis, ongoing maintenance of budget, case costing analytics); Finance (financial planning and analysis)
  • General Accounting: Financial Reporting (financial reporting needs and systems, accounting policies and transactions, financial report preparation, financial statement analysis)
  • Internal Audit: Audit and Assurance (internal audit basis and risk assessment, internal audit projects risk response and reporting)
  • Internal Controls: Audit and Assurance (internal control)
  • Strategic Planning:  Strategy and Governance (strategy development and implementation)

This position will be assigned accountability for day to day work and strategic initiatives from each of the above noted departments (projects, process work, focus groups, committees, etc.).  This role will be responsible to provide expertise and analysis, as noted above, in a timely and accurate manner to support management decisions.  This is to support not only finance managers but also to support other NSH leaders (Directors, Managers, Physician Leaders, etc.).

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Eligible to be admitted into the CPA professional education program
  • Excellent collaboration, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, and work effectively under pressure with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Possesses a solid understanding of the finance processes and key performance indicators
  • Behave in a professional and ethical manner that exemplifies the role of a professional accountant (CPA enabling competency)
  • Self management (CPA enabling competency)
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • x 2 Student positions; 75 hours biweekly with an approximate start date of May 01, 2023 and an expected end date of December 31, 2025 (approx. 31 months)
  • Potential of transitioning into a permanent role

Compensation and Incentives

$25.71  Hourly

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Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

​This is a Management/Non Union bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health 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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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