Accounting Clerk

Accounting Clerk

One of Halifax’s leading law firms, Burchell Wickwire Bryson LLP (“BWB”) is currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent Accounting Clerk.

BWB provides a wide range of legal services to regional, national and international clients, including multinational corporations, small business owners, major banks, individuals, insurance companies and all levels of government.

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the successful candidate will provide daily assistance to other members of the firm’s accounting department by assisting and performing accounting related duties in a timely and accurate manner.


Opens all new file requests submitted to the accounting department on a daily basis by ensuring all information is entered accurately and according to firm standards and that accurate conflict searches are completed, and proper client verification and ID is obtained.

Runs a new file opening report on a weekly basis for review by all firm members for conflict check purposes.

Oversees all contacts entered in the firm’s accounting system to ensure they are entered accurately according to firm standards and that changes to such information are updated accurately and in a timely manner.

Posts all hard cost disbursements to client files daily for capture on pre-bills prior to invoicing.

Assists the Billing/Accounting Clerk to complete all monthly invoicing.

Closes all files in the firm’s accounting system as per instructions provided by the file lawyer.

Maintains and updates user accounts for the firm’s subscriptions to Westlaw, MBW, Fedex, POL, AllNS, Zoom, Bankruptcy Database, etc.

Provides backup to the Sr. Accounting Clerk and Billing/Accounting Clerk during vacations, absences, and times of heavy workload.

Assists the Accounting Manager with all accounting related tasks as required.

Provides assistance to all firm members regarding billing issues or new file openings, changes to contacts, etc.

Required Skills:

Understanding of accounting principles
Accuracy and attention to detail
Time Management
Communication and interpersonal skills
Problem Solving

BWB offers a competitive salary and full comprehensive benefit package.
Please visit our website at to learn more about our firm.

Send resume and cover letter in one combined pdf to:
Charlene Harrison, Human Resources Manager
[email protected]

Application review begins as applications are received. Position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background check.

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 04/30/2024