Accounting Manager


Value & Profile

Ross & McBride LLP is Hamilton’s largest law firm with a rich history of commitment to our clients and our community. We pride ourselves on offering a full-service menu of innovative and intelligent legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions throughout our community and beyond.

Our accounting department is seeking an Accounting Manager, who will report to the Management Committee of the Firm.

Scope & Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will need to have experience reconciling, balancing, and preparing financial statements and other financial reporting information for the Firm. 

Major Responsibilities and Duties will include:
  • Prepares daily cash receipt deposits for incoming cheques to the Firm
  • Prepares daily cash statements
  • Updates daily bank reconciliation details in preparation for month-end bank reconciliation
  • Prepares and processes month-end activities including journal entries, HST returns, cheque cancellation, various balance sheet accounts reconciliation and deposit accounts reconciliation
  • Prepares monthly and year-end financial statements
  • Assists the Treasurer in the review of monthly financial statements
  • Identify and monitor financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecast
  • Compiling and distributing reports, conducting internal audits and providing information to external auditors as required Assist with preparation, filing, and remittance of taxes
  • Participate in budget preparation and analysis by ensuring accuracy and integrity of all the reports used for budget analysis
  • Ad-hoc accounting activities resulting from any finance initiatives
  • Prepare payroll and payroll remittances
  • Track prepaid and accrued expenses and adjusted monthly as needed
  • Assist in special projects, as needed

Skills & Qualifications Required

The ideal candidate will ideally have a CGA, CMA, or CA qualification with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience of financial accounting experience. 

The ideal candidate will have sound knowledge of accounting principles and concepts, have excellent attention to detail and accuracy skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. They will also need to be proficient in time management and organizational skills, in order to efficiently multi-task and prioritize competing demands. Knowledge of Soluno Accounting Software would be beneficial and knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is a must.

We are offering

Ross & McBride offers a competitive benefits package, which includes extended health, dental, and vision, as well as an RRSP/DPSP program. Please send your resume in confidence to Dawn Power, Office Manager, at dpower@rossmcbride.com. Salary to be negotiated corresponding with the successful candidates experience. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Our Firm’s success is built on the unique skills, perspectives, experiences and values of each individual. We encourage a corporate culture that respects and celebrates the dignity, value and diversity of all. The Firm is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and has created policies and procedures to meet the requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Human Rights Code. If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Dawn Power by contacting her at dpower@rossmcbride.com or by telephone at 905-667-6409. Where an accommodation is requested, Ross & McBride LLP will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.