in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Entry Level
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Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Department of Financial Services at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the Financial Services Support Assistant position.

Classification: Full-time NSGEU Level 5 Position
Salary: $35,462 per annum (Step Progression: $35,462 to $42,340)
Start Date: ASAP

Application Process

If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. We will begin reviewing applications on May 26, 2023.


This position provides support to a variety of functional areas within the Financial Services Department. Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning & Control, the Financial Services Support Assistant:

  • Provides support to the Student Accounts area including payment processing, student loan processing etc
  • Processes accounts payable initiated through purchase orders and assist with other invoice processing for payment
  • Processes all internal billings for Bookstore, Print Shop, Technology and phone charges, parking etc
  • Posts all charges for food services and conference billings
  • Reconciles receivables accounts on a monthly basis
  • Administers a petty cash fund
  • Handles general administrative duties such as mail distribution for the department, scanning of documents as required, ordering of supplies for the department
  • Performs other duties from time to time


Candidates must have completed a 2 year Community College diploma in business administration or another related area, and have a minimum of two years performing similar administrative functions. Strong verbal and written communication and inter-personal skills are essential. A high level of attention to detail and efficient time management and priority setting skills are also prerequisites for this position. Candidates must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with advanced skills in excel and use of technology to conduct the responsibilities of the position in the most efficient manner. Experience in using business enterprise systems for finance is required. Completion of a university degree would be considered an asset.

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About Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.