Controller

RWR is an insurance litigation boutique law firm in downtown Halifax. We represent national and multi-national insurance companies in all manner of insurance claims and legal actions throughout Atlantic Canada. We have ‘big firm’ clients but provide a ‘small firm’ culture and work experience.

Position overview
Reporting to the Partnership, the Controller will work closely with the Managing Partner and be a key member of the leadership team. RWR offers a casual working environment and offers a complete compensation package.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
– Provide oversight of all accounting functions, including monthly close processes, financial reporting/analysis, payroll, accounts receivable and payables, and cashflow management and forecasting.
-Ensure timely completion of monthly, quarterly, and year-end processes.
-Oversee and assist with the monthly billing cycle.
-Prepare annual operating budget.
-Direct supervision of 2 staff.
-Administer firm benefits plan.
-Trust account reconciliations and reporting.
-Coordinate annual review engagement and trust audit with external accountants.
-Design and implement internal controls and ensure compliance.
-Prepare reporting to external regulatory bodies.
-Oversee HR matters including coordination of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and performance reviews for office support staff.

Qualifications and skills include:
-Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or a related field of study with a focus in Accounting.
-CPA designation is considered an asset.
-Minimum of five years of successful leadership experience in a similar role.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
-Experience in a law firm or with ProLaw software is an asset, but not required.

We ask that all applicants send their resume and cover letter to Lisa Richards by email: [email protected].

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 04/05/2024