Accounting Supervisor (15-Month Maternity Coverage)

ABOUT

As an accounting supervisor at Miller Titerle + Company, you work effectively with the director of finance + operations and accountant, legal professionals, support staff, and vendors. You will supervise the day-to-day accounting functions of the firm. You will lead the accounting team by supporting their development through training, completing regular performance reviews, holding discussions on workload and career development, and managing team dynamics, efficiency, and workflow. You will identify and address inefficiencies, lead financial onboarding and offboarding processes, and ensure the maintenance of accurate and detailed financial records. You will ensure the effectiveness of the firm’s accounting and tax functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable (billing and collections), payroll, and trust accounting.

While the firm is generally supportive of hybrid remote work, there will be some in-office needs that require you to attend the office outside of your hybrid schedule.

ABOUT YOU

Training and other support will be provided to get your skills up to speed, but these are generally the traits you will embody naturally:

  • Confident: You communicate confidently and candidly. You are comfortable asking for what you need, suggesting better ways of doing things, and holding people accountable to following processes and delivering results.
  • High Performing: You are disciplined and take responsibility for your outcomes. You like to have everything under control to stay one step ahead and take ownership of moving things forward as much as possible. You have an eye for continuous improvement and the drive to plan and execute it.
  • Supportive: You enjoy taking care of others by providing excellent service. You like to empower other people’s performance by building systems, documenting processes, and proactively anticipating their needs. Your empathy helps you think critically about the client and colleague experience.
  • Curious: You’re eager to learn and get excited about figuring out new things. You seek out your own learning opportunities and take time to understand the bigger picture of whatever it is that you’re working on.
  • Detail-Oriented: You’re a details person and can proofread and spot errors like a pro. You have an eye for numbers and thrive on precision.
  • Flexible: You’re good at dealing with change and can gracefully roll with the punches when things get a bit messy. You handle stress well, assume positive intentions in others, and step up to the plate when your colleagues need a helping hand.
  • Tech-Obsessed: You get a thrill out of working smarter instead of harder. You like to master your tech tools (while patiently helping others do the same) and are excited about the potential of automation in the workplace. You’re always on the hunt for technology that makes your life easier.

EXPERIENCE

  • Canadian accounting designation (CPA – CA, CGA, CMA) is an asset
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in legal accounting
  • Experience leading a team, project organization, and mentorship
  • Full-cycle payroll experience
  • Knowledge of Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) rules
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for training, compensation and benefits, and Employment Standards
  • Exceptional attention to detail with sound analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work independently, take direction, seek instructions, and operate as a team player
  • Proficient with Excel and PC Law, or similar accounting software
  • Able to execute duties with tact and diplomacy while maintaining confidentiality
  • Fast and accurate data entry skills
  • Change management and process improvement experience is an asset
  • Ability to effectively oversee the accounting team and work alongside the Accountant

A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is CAD$80,000.00 – CAD$100,000.00 at the time of this posting. Within the range, individual pay is determined by factors such as market rates, job-related skills, relevant experience, and education and/or training.

Please note that the range reflects the base pay only and does not include our competitive bonus program, 100% employer-paid benefits, and various other perks offered by the firm.

GENERAL DUTIES

While our firm is constantly evolving (and flexibility is key), as of right now the duties of this role generally include:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the accounting team, including trust accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, and collections
  • Ensure that accounting standards and procedures comply with GAAP
  • Monitor signing authority and manage the firm’s banking relationship and credit facilities
  • Ensure compliance with financial reporting obligations and Law Society Rules, and report errors
  • Manage finance team email inboxes
  • Resolve incoming inquiries and discrepancies
  • Sign cheques and authorize online payments
  • Maintain the established general ledger system
  • Prepare updates on cash position and accounts receivable for the management team
  • Support payroll and other compensation systems, including dividends, bonuses, and employee expenses
  • Reconcile bank accounts and oversee reconciliation of firm visa and other internal accounts
  • Maintain outstanding cheques and trust balances
  • Oversee reporting and payment of GST, PST, EHT, and WCB
  • Oversee preparation, submission, and payment of LSBC reports and premiums
  • Oversee and manage the monthly billing process and timeline
  • Support the Accountant with monthly financial reporting and budget-to-actuals analysis
  • Document accounting processes and procedures
  • Maintain a register of client valuables
  • Maintain and update data in PC Law, including billing rates and exceptions, tax exemptions, ethical walls, task codes, and non-billable matters
  • Support the Accountant with the year-end process
  • Train new employees on MT+Co. financial processes and systems, including onboarding and offboarding processes
  • Manage accounting staff, including performance reviews, training, workload, and career development
  • Provide vacation coverage and overflow backup to all accounting team members
  • Review processes for efficiencies, support change management, and provide training for system upgrades (e.g., PC Law upgrade)
  • Manage the financial filing system to keep records per the firm and Law Society’s requirements
  • Complete ad-hoc projects and reports for the management team as required
  • Assist and support NW Notaries + Lawyers Law Corporation with financial matters

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume and a brief statement describing why this particular role speaks to you to Zarah Hofer, Manager of People + Culture, at zarah@millertiterle.com.

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