The Forensic Auditor is an Accounting Specialist engaged in the timely, consistent investigation of a wide range of issues relating to the professional conduct and competence of lawyers and paralegals (“licensees”), in accordance with the Law Society’s public interest mandate, legislation, by-laws and policies. This includes independent planning, conduct and closure of investigations in a manner consistent with forensic accounting practices, identifying potential breaches by licensees of the Society’s regulations regarding the maintenance of proper accounting records, investigating mortgage fraud, estates, conflict of interest, and other issues, and providing recommendations regarding further pursuance of files, including settlement and/or discipline of licensees. In addition, the Forensic Auditor is required to act as expert witness at legal proceedings, provide key testimony in court and regulatory proceedings, and may initiate practice controls during an investigation.
Client / Customer Service Delivery
Policy / Regulatory Compliance
Performance Goals, Targets and Standards
The requirement to maintain a high standard of commitment, ethics, respect, care in service delivery to clients (internal and/or external).
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The requirement to structure and deliver effective verbal and written communication with clients, staff, licensees, the public, and others in a non-threatening and constructive way.
The requirement to share responsibility for the achievement of team goals and the associated behaviours required for individuals to contribute effectively in a team environment.
The requirement to demonstrate an attitude that consistently strives to improve a standard of excellence for one’s self and for the benefit of the organization, its licensees and stakeholders.
Problem Solving and Judgement
The requirement to identify and analyze problems, determine root causes, evaluate alternative solutions and take and/or recommend appropriate solutions.
Technical Competence / Professional Knowledge
The requirement to apply knowledge and skills to carry out the work and/or provide advice. This also includes the quality of advice given, as well as the requirement to make decisions in the best interests of the organization as a whole.
The requirement to work towards, embrace and lead change in the workplace.
The requirement to behave with integrity, credibility and honesty when dealing with others, as well as the requirement to mentor and develop employee capabilities.