Stanhope Simpson is an independent and privately owned Atlantic Canadian family business similar to many of our long-standing, highly valued commercial clients.

Our mission is to provide our clients with superior insurance, surety bonding and risk management services, and to do so at the highest level of customer service so they may focus on cultivating their businesses and enjoying their families while feeling protected and well taken care of.

With 70 years of history and a strong reputation in the Maritimes, we invite you to join our team and become a part of our exciting future.

Where We Are:  3845 Joseph Howe Drive, Suite 300, Halifax, NS

Who We Are:  A general insurance brokerage providing exceptional commercial insurance, surety bonding and personal insurance solutions to businesses and individuals throughout Atlantic Canada.  We stand out from other brokerages in our region because we are an independent and family owned company; we are not owned or controlled by an insurance company or larger corporation.  In fact, we have successfully transitioned our business to a very capable and proven second generation who are actively growing our company.  Our management team is comprised of both men and women including an MBA and CPA, CA.

We are seeking a highly dependable and experienced individual to work in the role of Accounting Administrator in our firm’s growing Finance Team.  This is a permanent, full-time position that is available immediately.

We are looking for a self-motivated professional who is highly proficient at working with numbers.  Diligence and organizational skills are imperative.  Applicants should consider themselves to be detail-oriented with a positive attitude and a willingness to pitch-in whatever needed.  We are looking for an independent and reliable individual with the ability to be a collaborative team player and build positive professional relationships with colleagues and management.  A successful candidate is adaptable to a fast-paced and dynamic office environment. The successful candidate will be under the leadership of Lynn Perrin, Director of Finance.

What makes this position so unique and rewarding?

  • At Stanhope Simpson, you are not just an employee number; you are part of an extended family whose culture is as tight-knit as it gets – simply put, every member of our team has each other’s back

What do current members of our team say about us compared to other companies in the industry?

  • “Morale is higher”
  • “More rewarding”
  • “Staff feel like they matter…opinions are heard”
  • “Head office is in the next room”
  • “More personal”

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Processing daily deposits
  • Participating in the monthly and year-end closing
  • The preparation of monthly reconciliations, including direct bill and bank reconciliations
  • Contributing in the development and implementation of new processes
  • Supporting the finance team with various projects as assigned

Education/Experience Requirements for this Role:

  • Post-secondary education with a focus in accounting or other equivalent training/career experience
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook & Word) and PDF software is required
  • Experience working with Applied Epic (insurance broker management software) would be considered an asset, but not required

Why Join Our Company?

  • Recently awarded Top Insurance Workplace in 2020 & 2021 by Insurance Business Canada
  • Competitive compensation including bonuses paid twice per year
  • Hybrid work model with work from home flexibility
  • Generous vacation and personal days program
  • RRSP contributions provided to all staff
  • We have a terrific employee perks program which includes fitness and wellness benefits, Costco membership, employee anniversary gifts
  • Free, onsite office parking
  • A fantastic corporate culture with great comradery and company spirit
  • A comprehensive group health and benefits plan with Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Financial support for professional development (subject to management approval)
  • A strong reputation in the business community and an exciting future

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Lynn Perrin at   We thank all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: May 31, 2024