Winter 2023 Co-op – The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment – Finance/Accounting Student

  • Location: Sydney NS
  • Deadline: October 9, 2022

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Job Title: Co-op Student – Finance/Accounting
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Term: 16 weeks (January – April 2023)
Hours per week: 35 (or equivalent)
Salary: Depending on experience ($18-$21/hour)
Program of Study: Accounting or Finance (Management Career Services)

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is an independent clean
technology development and deployment facility. We offer client tailored services to support
companies in developing sustainable solutions that meet industry needs. By working with our highly
qualified team and cutting edge shared-use facility, small to medium sized enterprises can advance
their IP to commercial-scale while connecting with our network of partners locally, nationally, and
globally. The VC inspires a collaborative shared goal of accelerating the transition to a green and
circular economy, matching technology to application and ultimately meeting net-zero targets in an
efficient manner.

The student intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas within the
Finance Department, working directly with the Financial Controller. The duties will span various
areas of business administration and financial management of a growing not-for-profit organization,
including account reconciliation, data collection and analysis, documentation of procedures and
other administrative and financial support. The student will assist with completing financial data
analysis, account reconciliations, preparing monthly reports, and assist with the year-end audit as
required. This position also offers an opportunity to engage in market research and analysis,
creating and providing reports for timely decision making, and provide support with the development
of strategic plans and forecasts while working closely with marketing and cluster development and
client relations team.

• Candidates should be enrolled in post-secondary degree (BBA, MBA, accounting, finance,
commerce, or economics) co-op program.
• Poses excellent computer, database, and spreadsheet software skills; proficient working in a
Microsoft Office environment.
• Demonstrate leadership skills and able to work effectively as part of a team.
• Strong desire to learn and able to lead projects to implement insights that can result in
process efficiencies.
• Demonstrate strong time-management skills and able to multi-task effectively.
• Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public; use discretion, and maintain
confidentiality as well as perform other duties as required.

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