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Finance & Administrative Assistant

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The Canada Games Centre (CGC) is a vibrant multi-sport community and recreation centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a 176,000 sqft facility operated by a non-profit society committed to promoting physical literacy, fitness and wellness, and to supporting the needs of high performance sport & athlete development. The Centre runs sport and recreation programs, camps, fitness classes and so much more in an inclusive environment. Located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people, the CGC acknowledges the Peace & Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.

Together, we inspire healthy active living.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Finance Manager, Finance & Administrative Assistant supports the organization by providing administrative, accounting, and other support services required to provide excellent customer service experience. This position is responsible for assisting with various accounting and administrative duties, it also provides a key administrative support service for the General Manager and Volunteer Board of Directors and its committees.


  • Accounts payable and receivable processing
  • Preparation of daily cash reports
  • Installment billing processing
  • Coordinating the Office of the General Manager and Finance Manager through preparing agendas, minutes and attending various meetings, preparing reports and visual aids; managing all correspondence and drafting general replies for signature
  • Perform confidential HR duties as assigned by HR
  • Undertaking other duties or special projects as assigned by the GM relevant to the development of the goals and objectives of the Centre and the position
  • General administrative support (filing, maintaining records, etc.)
  • Assisting with other accounting duties as required
  • Other miscellaneous tasks and responsibilities as required


Education & Experience

  • Experience working with accounting software packages, Sage 300 is an asset
  • Post-secondary business degree or diploma in Accounting, Business Administration or related discipline is an asset
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in a similar, versatile support role
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and oral skills
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • General working knowledge of accounting procedures and practices
  • Time management skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Working Conditions

  • This position requires full-time work, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30 pm
  • Working environment includes physical, emotional, and mental demands on infrequent occasion
  • Safe use of all protective and barrier equipment is required by the employer
  • Exposure to loud noises and ability to concentrate in a busy environment


  • Criminal Record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process

What’s in it for you? 

  • Group benefits and RRSP plan
  • Education allowance
  • Free facility membership
  • Free parking and close proximity to Halifax Transit
  • Amazing team environment
  • Organization committed to extraordinary staff and customer experience


Salary will be based on a range from $35,000–$48,000, with a starting pay range of $35,000-$40,000, commensurate with education and level of experience.

Applications Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, outlining how you meet the specific qualifications listed in the job posting to Wasan Nayfeh at by Friday, October 20th, 2023.

Please include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents may result in your application being omitted.

We are a welcoming and supportive environment whose goal is to be a diverse workplace representative of the citizens we serve. Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in occupations where they are under-represented, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

This opportunity is now closed