DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Junior Accounting Clerk (Contract) Contract in Vancouver, BC

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Junior Accounting Clerk (Contract)
Vancouver, BC

Provide backup support to Accounts Payable, Client Billing, and Trust Accounting; The primary focus of the Clerk will be to process transactions in the costs…

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is one of Canada’s leading law firms with a team of innovative, proactive and dedicated lawyers, administrative and support staff who serve our clients in Canada, the Pacific Rim and around the world. As one of British Columbia’s Top Employers from 2008 to 2016, we offer competitive salaries and benefits including a generous, top-rated employee pension plan. We believe that all members of our team need to work together to provide world class service to our clients.
If you are talented in providing unprecedented service, are enthusiastic and a team player, we are looking for you! We are currently looking for a Junior Accounting Clerk to join our Finance department in Vancouver and invite you to review the job description. The primary focus of the Clerk will be to process transactions in the costs and cash receipts areas, but will also provide support to other areas of the department.
Please note this position is for a 14 month contract.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Entering data for costs and Accounts Receivable receipts;
  • Provide backup support to Accounts Payable, Client Billing, and Trust Accounting;
  • Assist the team with various special projects and department initiatives;
  • Handle customer service requests by phone and email from clients;
  • Analyze and evaluate potential changes to processes and procedures to increase efficiencies within the department;
  • Obtain signatures on cheques and assist with bank runs when required;
  • Assist with the implementation of approved changes to departmental processes;
  • Assist with other duties as required throughout the Department.

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

  • Post-secondary education in Accounting or equivalent work experience with basic accounting procedures;
  • Detail oriented, methodical, well organized, with quick and efficient data entry skills;
  • Experience in a legal office or professional services firm is preferred yet not required;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Law Society By-Laws as they relate to Trust Accounting preferred yet not required;
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions;
  • Experience in any financial operating system, in particular Elite Information Systems and ARCS;
  • Proficiency with Excel and Word 2010;
  • Strong technical aptitude;
  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives under minimal supervision;
  • Desire to learn, initiate changes and to assume additional responsibilities as time progresses;
  • Flexible to work occasional overtime as required;
  • Dedicated to providing quality service to clients and consistently meet expectations by providing service beyond expectation;
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills with ability to listen effectively respond appropriately and maintain mutual comfort level while relating to a diverse group of individuals; and
  • Strong ability to perform well and be unfailingly diplomatic in a high pressure environment with multiple internal clients.

To apply for this position, please follow this link to the DLA Piper (Canada) careers page: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/canada/careers/#segment-6
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Type: Contract

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-10-31
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