CBU GRADS – Accounting Technician


Position Title:
Accounting Technician, Town of Antigonish

Job Location:
274 Main St
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2C4


Company Description:
Municipal Government – includes a water and electric utility as well as green energy


  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary business program with an emphasis in accounting or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in Finance/Accounting.
  • Ability to use MS Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), accounting software and willingness to learn new programs.
  • Ability to use general office equipment.
  • Knowledge of general accounting.
  • Demonstrable accountability, judgment and decision making, communication, teamwork, planning, organizing and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past experiences (hobbies, school).
  • Proficiency in English language is required.


Key Responsibilities:

Duties may include:

  • Dealing with front cash
  • Responding to client inquiries
  • Working in other areas of the organization during vacations
  • Developing presentations for Director relating to HR and Finance
  • Preparing reports for the province
  • Preparing supporting information for year end and budget
  • Records Management
  • Billing and internet payment processing
  • Special projects which include regulatory review work, supporting financial analysis for studies or decision-making
  • Preparation of varied documents which could include RFP, business case analysis, etc
  • Financial analysis of varied projects or options required as part of analysis. Analysis may include town accounts, water or electric utilities.
  • Preparing and making bank deposits as well as reconciling bank accounts
  • Financial analysis, report creation and forecasting
  • Working on front cash
  • Developing HR related job descriptions
  • Mapping accounts to GL
  • Other general accounting and administrative duties as required.
  • This is a six-month temporary position. Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Application Details

Other Information

  • Be a graduate of a college or university program.
  • Be between 19 and 30 years of age.
  • Not have an open claim with Employment Insurance.
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
  • Not have relevant previous work experience.

Please apply through the following link: http://ssbdc.ca/jobs/