SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: Finance Summer Student – Port of Halifax

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: January 28, 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 in developing business for the Port of Halifax in collaboration with our partners and we responsibly manage Port of Halifax assets. The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries. The direct economic output of Port of Halifax operations and Nova Scotia exporters is $2.45 billion, generating 13,600 jobs. Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, breakbulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong
partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence. At this time, the Halifax Port Authority (“HPA”) looking for a Finance Summer Student

A summer 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 May 6, 2024, until the August 23, 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 Sunday, January 28, 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.