SUMMER2022 CO-OP: Junior Cost Analyst, Co-op Student – Nova Scotia Power

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: March 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Junior Cost Analyst, Co-op Student

Reference Number:         9515
Department:                      Capital Accounting
Location:                             Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment:     Term, FT (May – August 2022)

*** Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). ***

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill a term position of Junior Cost Analyst, Co-op Student within the Capital Accounting team at Nova Scotia Power.

The Capital Accounting team is responsible for the financial reporting and related analysis of NS Power’s property, plant and equipment. NS Power’s annual capital expenditures program is typically over $300 million and encompasses hundreds of individual projects annually. Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, Capital Accounting, the Junior Cost Analyst will play a role in monthly financial reporting, monthly forecasting, and special projects as required.


As part of the Capital Accounting team, the Capital Finance, Co-op Student will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Capital Accounting team in finalizing and analyzing the month-end results;
  • Working with the Capital Projects and Transmission and Distribution Capital teams to update monthly capital forecasts;
  • Conducting data analysis and assessment of data quality, supporting the Capital Costs Analysts and the month end Capital close process;
  • Analyzing large data sets with the purpose of implementing Tableau Dashboard Reporting capabilities to support NSPI’s Capital Program;
  • Working with business representatives on process review and analytics to identify Continuous Improvement opportunities;
  • You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Must be working towards a post-secondary degree in Business with a focus in Accounting or Finance or other related discipline;
  • Experience and proficiency with entire MS Office suite, particularly Excel (including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, formulas, merging and master sheets) together with strong analytical, data, and math skills;
  • Experience with MS SharePoint is an asset;
  • Must have excellent writing skills;
  • Must have strong business and personal communication skills;
  • Must have strong attention to detail and prioritization skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with good problem-solving approach;
  • Self-starter; must be able to meet deliverables with minimal supervision.

Reports to :   Senior Financial Analyst, Capital Accounting

Form of Application:   Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting.  Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

Salary:   To commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must Be Received By:  All interested candidates should apply no later than March 8 2022.

Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy:

When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

In accordance with Emera’s occupational health and safety program and the Emera Vaccine Program, subject to any approved accommodation, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means 14 days since having the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.

At Emera we value diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the on-line application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.

If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.