Accounting Administrative Clerk

 GROW WITH US AND BE YOUR BEST

Clark Wilson LLP is seeking an Accounting Administrative Clerk to join our accounting group.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a professional office, preferably a law firm.  This is a full-time, permanent position and is perfect for anyone wanting to join a firm that takes pride in having a collegial working atmosphere, where growth and professional development are supported.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Billings (daily)

  • Generate on-demand and month-end pre-bill worksheets;
  • Respond to inquiries of lawyers and assistants;
  • Review bills for accuracy and post bills in accordance with firm policies;
  • Load posted bills for archival or backup purposes;
  • Process unbilled WIP write-offs in accordance with firm policies;
  • Process AR write-offs in accordance with firm policies;
  • Revised posted bills as instructed; and
  • Billing Clerk backup.

Disbursements (daily)

  • Manual input of paper disbursements;
  • Upload of electronic distributions;
  • Load or maintain posted disbursements for backup purposes; and
  • Respond to inquiries of lawyers and assistants.

File Opening (vacation coverage)

  • Perform conflict searches and generate results for lawyers and assistants;
  • Open clients and matters in accordance with firm policies; and
  • Conflict searches.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • At least 1 year of experience working in accounting, preferably a law firm;
  • Accurate keyboarding skills;
  • Basic accounting skills;
  • Strong technical skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, and CMS/Aderant Accounting software;
  • Excellent command of the English language, written and spoken, for accurate data entry and conflict searches;
  • The ability to handle deadlines and volumes of tasks;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize daily demands and month-end deadlines;
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment and adapt to changing demands;
  • A client-centred approach with the commitment to providing outstanding service;
  • The ability to build rapport with the team and provide support to solicitors, legal administrative assistants, and paralegals; and
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a large collegial team.

ABOUT US

Clark Wilson is a thriving regional law firm that provides an excellent platform for business-minded professionals. We are consistently recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers® Canada for professional excellence.

Clark Wilson is proud to be recognized as a Best Workplace™ in both British Columbia and Canada, as well as the following distinct categories –

  • Best Workplace™ for Professional Services
  • Best Workplace™ for Women in the Workplace
  • Best Workplace™ for Mental Wellness
  • Best Workplace™ for Giving Back

Our firm is comprised of over 100 highly accomplished lawyers and 160 support staff. We are proud that our team includes a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, with a common dedication to responsive, thoughtful, and comprehensive client service. Our clients count on us to achieve results and provide value quickly and efficiently. Our employees are instrumental in helping us to achieve these results. If you would like to be part of our team and are hardworking and goal-driven – we want to hear from you!

BENEFITS WE OFFER

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, together with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our benefits include:

  • a matching RRSP program;
  • an annual education/tuition allowance;
  • ongoing continuing education;
  • flexible health and dental coverage;
  • health spending account;
  • short and long term disability insurance;
  • personal days to help balance outside commitments;
  • employee assistance program;
  • monetary incentive for employee referrals;
  • day off with pay after one year anniversary;
  • casual day every Friday; and
  • plenty of opportunities to get to know your co-workers during our various social events and treat days throughout the year.

See for yourself by checking out our Blog under the Culture section of our website.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit our website to find out more about Clark Wilson (www.cwilson.com). You can apply for this position here or by directing your resume to Sherri Fostvelt, Director of Human Resources.

Clark Wilson is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and a positive team working environment. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.