The Senior Manager, Accounting provides leadership to Law Society divisions and the Law Society Foundation (“Foundation”) regarding accounting, payroll, accounts receivable, billing, accounts payable, the Parental Leave Assistance Program, bencher remuneration and expense management, internal controls, banking and external audits. The position leads ongoing assessment of opportunities for improvement related to processes, risk mitigation and internal controls with direct or indirect financial impact. The Senior Manager, Accounting is accountable for oversight of the accuracy and integrity of all financial data for the Law Society and the Foundation, culminating in the financial statements subject to external audit. The position establishes and fosters strategic relationships with key external stakeholders such as benchers, auditors, financial institution management, consultants and Foundation Trustees.
Client / Client Service Planning
Client / Customer Service Delivery
Special Projects and Initiatives
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 and embrace change in the workplace.
The requirement to behave with integrity, credibility and honesty when dealing with others, as well as the requirement to grow and develop employee capabilities.