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Job Description

Our client is a prominent legal firm in Toronto who is looking for an experienced Finance Director to add to their team.

To act as a finance business partner and advisor to all legal professionals and staff.  Responsible for local implementation of Finance processes, standards and policies as set by the Firm and Global Process Owners.  Responsible for statutory accounting and tax compliance.

Main Responsibilities:
- Oversee the office implementation and ongoing operations of globally standardized and streamlined processes (Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Quote-to-Cash (Q2C) and Record-to-Report (R2R)).

- Manage the aspects of inventory operations (WIP and AR) to ensure efficient inventory and cash flow

- Work with appropriate regional and functional resources to ensure that the office is compliant with all local tax, statutory and/or AML requirements as it relates to accounting, client intake, client invoicing, vendor payments and other local obligations

- Ensure day-to-day accounting (fees, expenses, Partner disbursements, monthly close of local ledger and balance sheet) are properly managed

- Oversee all GL to sub-ledger reconciliations (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Trust accounting, fixed assets, VAT/GST filing support, Tax payment calculations, bank reconciliations, client costs reconciliation and inter-firm reconciliations

Qualifications and Experience:
- 5 to 10 years of relevant Finance experience in a similar role.  Legal / Global Professional Services preferred

- Bachelor's degree focusing on Financial Management, Accounting or other related areas.  (An MBA with a specialization in Finance - or CA / CFA / CMA is preferred)

- Proven ability to influence, interact and consult with senior leaders regarding finance processes, guidelines and compliances

- Demonstrated expertise in operational efficiency and financial accounting.  Strong in critical thinking, project management and systemic thinking

Accommodations are available on request for any candidates that require an accommodation due to a disability or a medical need.  Please contact us at 416-599-4700 or by email at to discuss specific accommodations.

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Finance Director
Toronto, Ontario
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