Accounting Clerk - Contract

Aird & Berlis LLP - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Aird & Berlis LLP is a 170-lawyer firm located in the heart of Toronto’s Bay Street business district, which dates back to 1919. A&B, as we’re known, provides a wide range of legal services in areas such as litigation, real estate, environmental, corporate/commercial, municipal & land use planning and tax. A&B proudly provides a friendly and team oriented working environment for all of the lawyers and staff.

Do you have a passion for numbers, organization and attention to detail? We are seeking an Accounting Clerk, to join our Finance Department, reporting to the Accounting Supervisor, with the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

TRUST

  • Prepare daily trust account deposits for numerous banks
  • Process daily trust cheques, obtain signatures from authorized signers and distribute cheques accordingly. Process rush cheques when necessary
  • Process outgoing trust wires
  • Post incoming trust wires to appropriate files
  • Transfer funds from mixed trust account to various investment trust accounts
  • Purchase GIC’s and Term Deposits
  • Trust transfers (to pay accounts, between matters and between clients)

A/R

  • Prepare daily general bank deposit (cheques)
  • Post daily general bank deposit (cheques, wires, EFT’s)
  • Match and post incoming wire disbursement charges
  • Post disbursements and levy
  • Process credit card payments
  • Convert funds into foreign currencies
  • Process and post NSF cheques

OTHER

  • Assist other staff in the Accounting Department when needed

Qualifications or Skills Required:

  • One to two year’s previous general accounting (law firm or professional services experience an asset)
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program in a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Strong technical skills and previous experience using an accounting software system
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and organization skills
  • Friendly, helpful and service oriented disposition
  • Ability to problem solve, possess good judgement and uphold confidentiality

Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the recruitment process may notify Human Resources accordingly.

All interested applicants please submit your resume via our career site at www.airdberlis.com.

Job Type: Full-time