The Government Accounting Division, of the Nova Scotia Department of Finance, provides central agency services to all government departments and agencies through financial accounting and operational accounting.Financial Accounting
The financial accounting section is responsible for the preparation of the province’s public accounts containing the annual consolidated financial statements for government departments and over 113 government controlled entities.
We provide professional accounting advice, recommendations and opinions to the Province's financial community, and comments on national accounting standards under development to the Public Sector Accounting Board.
In addition, we ensure the province’s financial community is aware of accounting principles and reporting requirements.
Operational AccountingThe operational accounting section provides central agency support and services to all government departments and agencies. This includes centralized payment production for goods, services and social programs. They also provide advice and training for Systems Application Products (SAP) users of accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, asset management, cash management, procurement and business warehouse modules.
Additional responsibilities include:
See also: Provincial Management Manual (PDF)
- Handling vendor/customer and general ledger master maintenance
- Processing third-party demands and cross business area invoice/journal entry
- Managing the corporate credit card program
- Leading the preparation of the annual supplement to the public accounts
- Setting business process standards.