Financial Analyst – Tax & Payments

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Financial Analyst – Tax & Payments
Department/Unit Financial Services
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S101-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1
Salary $56,685 – $75,834 per annum
Classification ADM-05
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Dalhousie Financial Services strives to provide the highest quality financial services and information to ensure the effective stewardship of University assets to the benefit of students and scholarly activities. Financial Services is a core service unit of the University, providing services in areas of financial accounting, budgeting, procurement and risk management, cash management, financial systems and policies, and the University’s endowment, pension and short term investment programs. Reporting to the Associate Director Finance Operations, the Financial Analyst, Tax & Payments, is a key resource person in taxation matters and payment card acceptance for campus, including compliance with merchant security standards.
Key Responsibilities
  • Act as the key contact for payment card acceptance on campus, coordinating with Faculties and Departments to ensure efficient and secure processes while complying with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards. Provide regular training and education sessions for outlets accepting cardholder payments.
  • Maintain all processes and controls related to Commodity taxation, including advising campus on HST matters and preparation of monthly rebate submissions. Ensure the University is claiming appropriate input tax credits and rebates, and respond to Canada Revenue Agency inquiries and audits.
  • Respond to campus queries on matters involving taxation issues, developing a solid understanding of campus processes and researching and summarizing tax guidance to determine appropriate treatment.
  • Coordinate information and complete regulatory filings – Charity return, T4A slips, IRS tax return, municipal taxes, non-resident withholdings.
  • Maintain an understanding of the internal controls impacting the University’s financials, identify areas of weakness, and recommending options to mitigate.
  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement and automation efforts within the Financial Services to achieve best practices for efficiency and effectiveness.

Note The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Incoming incumbents may be required to enroll and pass the CPA Specialized HST/GST Public Sector Bodies Course during the probationary period if lacking equivalent training and/or demonstrated experience.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Commerce or Business, with an Accounting major or similar area of study, plus five years of progressively responsible post-degree financial accounting experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Demonstrated experience with Canadian taxation matters and the ability to interpret CRA guidance.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills, and a high degree of solid judgment. The ability to work independently and also collaborate effectively with stakeholders at various levels.
  • A self-starter with the drive to understand the big picture and the creativity and agility to work within an environment of constant change.
  • Advanced level MS Office Suite capabilities, especially MS Excel (pivot tables, graphs, charts, macros).
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex and confidential matters in a high-volume, deadline driven environment with accuracy, diplomacy, and reliability.

  • Completion of, or actively pursuing the Canadian CPA designation.
  • Prior exposure to card payment processing systems and PCI compliance programs.
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner and Cognos reporting.
Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
– Integrity
– Respect & Inclusion
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Service
– Thinking and Acting Strategically
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/14/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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