CO-OP ONLY – OPPORTUNITIES – Financial Audit Student, Government of Nova Scotia


About Us

The Auditor General of Nova Scotia is an officer of the House of Assembly, nonpartisan and independent of government.  The Auditor General derives his mandate, authority and responsibilities from the Auditor General Act.  The Auditor General’s mandate includes issuing opinions on government financial reports and conducting performance audits on public sector operations.  By exercising these responsibilities, the Auditor General helps the House of Assembly hold the government to account for its management of public funds and contributes to a well-performing public sector.


You are enrolled in a post-secondary degree program with a major in accounting and in your 3rd or 4th year of study, and are returning to school for at least one term. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed courses in auditing/assurance. Applicants must submit an unofficial copy (photocopy is acceptable) of their university transcript with their application for this opportunity; applications received without this information will not be considered.

What you bring to the role:

You are motivated and enthusiastic, ready to take on a variety of challenges. You have a strong academic record and are interested in pursuing your CPA designation in the future. You are able to build relationships and interact with clients and colleagues through your excellent communication skills (both written and oral). You have experience dealing with competing priorities and deadlines. You have the ability to work both as part of a team and independently.



What you will do:

Under the supervision of senior auditors, the financial audit summer student assists in the conduct of financial audits. This may include being involved in the testing and evaluation of internal controls and transactions, assessing business processes, performing analysis and reviewing compliance with policy and legislation. As part of an audit team you will work with provincial government organizations, adding value and gaining valuable on-the-job experience. Limited travel within Nova Scotia may be required.

Application Details

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to: 

Jennifer Currie:

Special Statement

In addition, the term of work is flexible but should be a minimum of 15 weeks.

  • Start:     May 7, 2018
  • End:       August 17, 2018

Pay Grade:  HOURLY  

Salary Range:  $18.94 –  Hourly

 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.

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