The Auditor, Spot Audit Program, either alone or occasionally as a member of an audit team, conducts an examination of a lawyer’s books, records, files and related documents to ensure compliance with the Law Society’s rules and By-laws . Focusing on areas of practice, which historically give rise to disciplinary actions or other regulatory concerns, or because of a member’s past poor record keeping practices, the Auditor prepares audit reports, provides timely suggestions to the member for improvement or, in cases of serious breaches, may recommend referral to investigations teams for further action.
A university degree, or equivalent training and / or experience, coupled with a professional designation in law or accounting and membership in a recognized Canadian professional body.
3 years’ financial, regulatory or compliance auditing experience, ideally related to the practice of law.
Knowledge of real estate law, estate law and related accounting procedures would be an asset.
Solid understanding of the Law Society’s mandate, services, legislation and policies, or willingness to learn.
Knowledge of current trends and developments in accounting practices, their practical applications and auditing techniques.
Computer literacy, including word processing software, spreadsheet functions and accounting system software.
Broad understanding of the application of technology preferably in a regulatory/legal environment.
The incumbent is required to work out of the office on a continuous basis, attending at members’ offices. Extensive, and occasional overnight, travel throughout Ontario is required when conducting audits. Auditors outside of the GTA experience significantly more travel due to the lower concentration of members outside of the GTA and a larger area of coverage.
Auditors frequently drive substantial distances to and from audits.
Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language.
Able to reason through complex spoken and written information.