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Hartshorne & Mehl: Accountant/Bookkeeper Position Available

Updated: Sep 8

We are a boutique law firm of dedicated lawyers focused on complex litigation with extensive experience in all levels of court in British Columbia. We specialize in all complex litigation; catastrophic personal injury, automotive and commercial products liability, major equipment and property damage, commercial and insurance litigation, estate litigation, defamation and medical malpractice. Our lawyers have conducted hundreds of Supreme Court of British Columbia Trials, jury and judge alone, have appeared before numerous tribunals and have conducted an infinite number of arbitrations and mediations to bring matters to successful resolution. We pride ourselves on obtaining the best result for our client through efficient and cost effective file management, early resolution and where necessary, through strong advocacy skill exercised in the courtroom.

At present, we are looking for an Accountant/Bookkeeper, interested in stepping into a vibrant, challenging, and active work environment. We have a wonderful team of creative litigators and amazing staff, all of whom are outstanding professionals who support one another in our interesting, academically challenging and creative work environment.

About the Job: Our Accountant/Bookkeeper will work closely with the Managing Partner and management team to manage and execute accounting and operating functions within the firm, along with supervising an accounting clerk.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full Cycle Accounting - Disbursements, receipts, billings, accounts payable/receivable, journal entries, bank reconciliations, statutory remittances, prepaid expenses, credit card statements, monthly lawyer reports, financial statements;

  • Trust Accounting - Trust transactions, TAF, trust report, CDIC filing;

  • Prepare and process payroll, T4s and T4As, benefits administration;

  • Year-End - Prepare and review financial statements for tax accountants to file T5013 Statement of Partnership Income; and

  • Other related accounting functions as required.

About our Ideal Candidate: Experience: 2+ years accounting experience, in a law firm environment is preferred. Education: Completed an Accounting Diploma/Degree Program or equivalent relevant work experience. CPA Designation an asset.

  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills;

  • Ability to multi-task, manage competing priorities, and function well in a fast paced environment;

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality;

  • Have a passion for learning and continuing growth in a dynamic environment;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Dependable, reliable, and enjoys being someone a team can trust to get things done;

  • Professional appearance and attitude;

  • Familiar with accounting functions within a legal environment; and

  • Strong working knowledge of legal accounting software (esiLaw, Worldox);

What the firm offers:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive health benefits package

  • Paid Time Off

  • Social Events

  • Great opportunities for personal growth and development

  • A supportive team of colleagues to work alongside with

This position requires 5 days a week (Monday to Friday during business hours) in our Mount Pleasant office. There is opportunity for limited remote work-from-home upon firm discretion. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume with Accounting/Bookkeeper in the subject line, along with cover letter to

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. All inquiries are confidential.


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