Accountant - Contract

Toronto (ON) Both (on-site & remote)
Opportunity Number: 2073364
LegalFinance & Accounting
LanguageSecurity Clearance
English verbal and writtenCriminal Check at time of placement
Start PeriodDate Posted
ASAPWednesday, September 21, 2022
Job Description

Our client in Toronto, a law firm, is seeking to bring an Accountant on board to join their team on a contract basis. In this role, your core responsibilities will be to support the financial and trust accounting functions of the firm. Your attention to detail and ability to efficiently analyze large amounts of data will be instrumental for accuracy and controls over various processes. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in financial accounting best practices, with the motivation and ability to implement process improvements. They will also have strong communication and interpersonal skills to address and resolve issues.

With a head office in Downtown Toronto, the individual in this role will work a hybrid model of 2 days in office and 3 days from home (please note, at the beginning for training there may be a few more days in office initially). In return, they offer a competitive hourly rate.

"The successful candidate will be vaccinated as a condition of employment as part of the organization’s legal obligation under Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and that the vaccination requirement is subject to the employer’s duty to accommodate under applicable human rights legislation."

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Month and Year End Close
  • Bank reconciliations and other financial statement line reconciliations.
  • 3E financial system close tasks, including journal entries and accruals
  • Banking and Trust Accounts
  • Process deposits and payments, including time sensitive trust transactions.
  • Process all incoming and outgoing bank transactions in the 3E financial system.
  • Maintain controls over all transactions, ensuring appropriate authorizations and backup.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A university degree or College diploma in accounting or business is required.
  • Relevant professional designation (CPA, CA, CMA) or in progress.
  • 2-5 years of progressive accounting experience in a legal or other professional services firm.
  • Experience in Elite 3E or similar accounting system is an asset.
  • Attentive to detail and can provide consistently accurate deliverables.
  • Forward thinking with the initiative to build efficient and scalable processes.
  • Ability to efficiently handle large data sets to perform reconciliations and analyses.
  • Self-starter who can go beyond the numbers to generate ideas and proposals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise with various stakeholders.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented atmosphere.

Education and Certifications

Minimum education required: University Degree or College Diploma

We’re an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation, please review our accessibility policy and reach out to our accessibility officer with any questions.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous manifestez pour ce poste. La description du poste nous a été fournie en anglais par notre client. Si vous souhaitez passer l’entrevue avec nous en français ou fournir votre CV en français, nous vous confierons à une personne de notre équipe qui parle français.

Opportunity Number: 2073364

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