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Farris seeks a talented lawyer to support our busy solicitors’ practice. The ideal candidate will have a background in general corporate/commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance.

Please submit your application, including cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Sharan Sangha at ssangha@farris.com.

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General Accountability

This role comprises both Trust Clerk duties along with providing general assistance to the Accounting department.

Trust-related Duties:

  • Manage trust fund activities including deposits, incoming wires and EFT’s.
  • Prepare trust cheques and outgoing wire transfers.
  • Open, close and maintain trust investment accounts.
  • Reconcile trust bank account balances on a daily basis.
  • Analyze and address stale-dated cheques.
  • Book foreign exchange contracts for outgoing wires, deposits as required.
  • All associated tracking, filing, scanning and record-keeping.
  • File annual T5, NR4 and T4A-NR supplementary returns with the CRA.
  • Manage annual CDIC reporting for trust funds.
  • Assist in the completion of yearly trust audits.

Other Duties:

  • Post, as a general disbursement, weekly wire charges associated with trust transactions.
  • Reconcile general bank accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience to successfully fulfill the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum three to five years’ Accounting experience; preferable within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MSOffice, which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Experience with a complex accounting system. Working knowledge of ELITE considered an asset.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work calmly under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to interact with individuals at all level within the organization.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime (before 9am or after 5 pm) when required to meet client demands.

Candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to: ejackson@farris.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

General Accountability

The Commercial Real Estate LAA will support an exceptionally busy practice by taking ownership for managing client and file information; establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; reviewing documents; document production; billing, filing, and other administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • File preparation, organization, and management.
  • Prioritizing daily tasks, maintaining a Bring Forward system, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Document preparation for standard commercial real estate transactions.
  • Reviewing and revising documents and correspondence.
  • Time entry, billings and client collections.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

Qualifications

  • At least one year law firm experience plus the desire to develop and grow within a very busy, fast-paced commercial real estate practice.
  • Strong document production skills and advanced level of proficiency in MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of various applicable databases i.e. BC Online, LTSA, municipal tax searches, etc. considered an asset.
  • Ability to anticipate and take initiative.
  • The ability to function well under pressure; handle a high volume, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality of work product.
  • Meticulously detail-oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Resilient team player with an unwavering sense of urgency.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • Keyboarding of 60 wpm.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.

 

Please forward resumes to Human Resources or e-mail: ejackson@farris.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.