CO-OP: Junior Financial Analyst


About You

This may be the right opportunity for you if you are an undergraduate student enrolled in a business administration or commerce cooperative education program.

You possess strong computer skills and are proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills with the ability to meet multiple deadlines and will be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities. 

While not required, it is considered an asset if you have knowledge of the corporate financial management system (SAP) as well as customer service experience.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


About Us

At the Department of Finance and Treasury Board we strive to provide financial leadership, analysis and policies that strengthen Nova Scotia. As stewards of the province’s financial affairs, we deliver a wide range of corporate fiscal and management services – including the preparation of the provincial budget – as well as ensure government plans are coordinated and fiscally responsible.

We are constantly looking for new and better ways to plan, manage, budget and invest.

We currently have an exciting co-op opportunity as a Junior Financial Analyst.

About Our Opportunity

As a Junior Financial Analyst, you will be a part of the Corporate Services Unit team. You will assist with the financial analysis on a variety of projects including, but not limited to, reconciliation of accounts, comparative analysis, historical analysis and improvements to efficiency and effectiveness of financial services delivery.

You will assist with the budget preparation and forecast process including analysis of salary and fringe benefits. You will also contribute to the production of the Minister’s Briefing Books for the 2019-20 budget. This position requires using discretion when dealing with highly confidential and sensitive information.

As the Junior Financial Analyst, you will work under the guidance of the Budget Coordinator. 

Application Details

Application deadline: December 7, 2018

Please reference competition # 17585 with your cover letter.

This is a co-op opportunity with an anticipated start date of January 14, 2019 ending May 3, 2019. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact

Pay Grade:  HOURLY – HOURLY  

Salary Range:  $17.15 – $20.85 Hourly   

All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome 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 equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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.

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

For questions or concerns, please contact