Senior Bookkeeper

Date Posted
Apr 18, 2022
Closing Date
May 27, 2022

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Advising many of Canada’s corporate leaders, as well as U.S. and international parties with extensive interest in Canada, our more than 1,000 firm members are based in offices in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and New York.

Osler prides itself on attracting and maintaining some of the brightest talent in the legal arena. Our lawyers, students, management and staff have created a unique firm culture which nurtures mentoring and the exchange of ideas. Osler is a dynamic and exciting place to begin a career or carve out a new path.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Bookkeeper in the Toronto office. Reporting to the Manager, Financial Control, this role will be responsible for reconciling, balancing, and assisting in the preparation and reporting of financial information for the Firm.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensures month-end accounting activities are completed such as various bank & trust account reconciliations, credit card reconciliations, deposit account reconciliations and preparation of journal entries
  • Monitors operating accounts for incoming payments and directs application of payment
  • Prepares and sends outgoing electronic payments
  • Calculates daily interest on lending and borrowing facilities
  • Reconciles transactions related to the Firm’s travel program, such as airline tickets and rewards programs
  • Reviews financial statements for an assigned office to analyze actual to budget expense variances. Prepares adjusting journal entries to reflect corrections
  • Analysis of recoveries on taxi, courier, food service, etc charges allocated amongst departments.
  • Assists management with various financial reports, audit requests, system upgrades/implementations, budget process and other ad hoc duties, as requested
  • Analyze and recommend improvements to various financial reporting practices
  • Help train other team members, as required
  • Back-up for financial systems mailbox which is responsible for TKID maintenance
  • Handles confidential materials and documents
  • Performs other duties as required
Position Requirements

Education and Experience

The position requires a university degree, college diploma or an accounting designation.  The position also requires a minimum of four years working experience in accounting.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be acceptable.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and concepts
  • Computer application knowledge (MS Excel, banking software, CMS Open or other accounting system)
  • Oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required order to communicate with a number of various contacts internally and externally
  • Time management skills in order to efficiently multi-task
  • Sound judgement and analytical skills required for reconciliation of accounts and preparing detailed analyses of financial statements

To protect the health and safety of firm members and visitors and to comply with the recommendations of public health authorities, employment at Osler will be conditional on the candidate submitting evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We are currently working mostly remote, and subject to public health guidelines we are actively planning for a gradual return to office.  We anticipate that a hybrid work arrangement will be in place for this role, with a requirement to work partially in the office and an opportunity to work remote.

How To Apply

Accessibility and Accommodation

We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted.  Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all phases of the selection process.

Background and Reference Checks

Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment and educational verifications.

If you have the required background with the ability to provide exceptional customer service and wish to work in one of Canada's leading law firms, please reply in confidence with a cover letter and résumé by the closing date.

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