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Position: Finance Clerk
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

(part time, 10 - 12 hrs/week)


The Ecology Action Centre is a dynamic environmental charity based in Nova Scotia. Since 1971, we have been leaders in tackling critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. Grounded in community, we take a holistic approach to our environment, our economy, and the creation of a just and sustainable society.

We promote a diverse and inclusive organizational culture that emphasizes shared values, collaboration, high quality work, and meaningful outcomes. We value our members, volunteers, staff, and partners. Our incredible team shares ideas, friendships, inspiration and a passionate determination to make the world a better place.


The Finance Clerk assists in maintaining the daily and monthly accounting and financial activities for the Ecology Action Centre, including month end postings, bank reconciliations and financial tracking for both Operations and Projects. The position reports to the Finance Manager.

Duties include:

  • Assist with month-end activities; all bank statement postings and bank account reconciliation
  • Enter bi-weekly payroll posting into accounting software
  • Provide support for fiscal year-end and annual audit
  • Update tracking of Operations revenues and expenses monthly
  • Update monthly tracking of projects
  • Physical filing of finance documents
  • Additional activities as required


Required skills and experience:

  • 1-2 years experience in a financial capacity. Some post-secondary education.
  • Experience using accounting software. Knowledge of Sage 50 an asset.
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • High level of trust and integrity
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy. Strong organizational skills.
  • Initiative, self-motivation and the ability to work well independently
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Positive problem-solving attitude
  • Commitment to social and environmental justice

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience in a non-profit environment
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping courses (community college or university)
  • Comfortablne working in contact management databases


  • Start: August 2019 for an indefinite term
  • 10-12 hours per week @ $18.00 - 20.00/hour, based on experience
  • Workdays: 2 days per week, Monday to Friday, specific days to be decided
  • Location: This position will be based at our Halifax office.


Please email a cover letter and resume (including 2 references) to Nancy Julien, HR Manager at

DUE DATE: Friday, July 26 by 9:00 am

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals in traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: African Nova Scotian and other racialized people, Indigenous people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer people, and persons with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of a marginalized community.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jul 9 2019    Numéro : 54112