Controller (4413) Full Time

Job Description

Are you a genius with numbers? Looking to take ‘control’ of your career? Our Client is seeking a Controller to manage the firm’s accounting transactions. This opportunity allows you to develop your leadership skills and puts your innovation to the test. In the firm’s empowering and kind environment =, you’re bound to flourish. Apply now!


  • Post-secondary degree and a CPA designation required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proficiency in Excel, eBillingHub, Elite Enterprise, ARCs
  • Experience managing a team of 6 (or more)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must be a change agent, able to communicate and work through changes effectively
  • Dedicated to providing quality service to clients and consistently meet expectations by providing service beyond expectation 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Responsible for all accounting processes, including Billing, Trust, Payroll, Banking, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cost Recoveries, Conflict Checks and File Openings
  • Oversee client billing, including eBilling and collections functions to ensure bills are issued promptly and collections made in line with the firm’s payment terms
  • Manage the firm’s overall work in progress and accounts receivable in line with the firm’s targets bringing forward any significant issues to the Finance Committee
  • Perform month end processes including reconciling accounts
  • Keep abreast of changes in commodity tax rules and act as the lead in ensuring the firm fully complies with the rules impacting billing
  • Oversees the Firm’s relationship with bank, audit firm, LawPRO and Law Society
  • Ensure adherence to Law Society and statutory requirements
  • Oversee the reconciliation and remittance of the quarterly LawPro Transaction Levy Surcharges
  • File the annual LawPro and Excess Liability insurance renewal
  • Oversee annual renewal of membership dues, including the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), CBA, Advocate’s Society, etc.
  • Oversee the filing of the LSO Annual Members Report
  • Provides back up for conflict checking when required
  • Provide training sessions and programs on the Firm’s accounting system for new hires, accounting staff and Legal Administrative Assistants
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to processes and procedures, continually searching for new efficiencies
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting as needed
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required. 

To apply, please forward your resume to Zaheeda Merali, Manager – Executive Search at 

Job Overview

  • Contact Zaheeda Merali
  • Phone 416-359-9000 ext 210
  • Email
  • Posted Jul 21st, 2021
  • Location Toronto
  • Salary N/A
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