FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

We are currently seeking a Finance Administrator to join our Edmonton Office.  We offer competitive salaries, benefits, a matching RSP plan and have the reputation of a great place to work!

Purpose of Role

The Finance Administrator supports the Finance Manager with providing analytical reporting, advice and guidance on future financial plans as well as provides advice and practical support to all internal stakeholders including developing, executing and managing focused accounting practices.  The Finance Administrator will be responsible for reconciling and analyzing general ledger accounts, preparing monthly reports by applying fundamental accounting practices and utilizing his/her extensive knowledge of accounting systems and best practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyzing and reconciling of all general ledger accounts
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Assist in the preparation of the Monterey, Spyglass, and Brownlee annual budgets
  • Maintain and develop new processes within Aderant accounting software
  • Maintaining and reconciling Partner’s accounts (Parking, LTD, Memberships etc.)
  • Supporting and backing up of other Finance positions
  • Supervising and providing guidance to accounting staff
  • Prepare worksheets and payment of cash distribution, unallocated income, dividends and Director fees
  • Manage the Firm’s liabilities (e.g. insurance premiums, Law Society dues and ALIA fees, etc.)
  • Review reconciliation of various accounts for month-end purposes
  • Monitor and report on any issues that arise with any of the trust or general accounts
  • Assist external auditors with queries
  • Participating in special projects and other duties as assigned

Key Competencies

  • Undergraduate education in Finance, Commerce, Economics or a relevant field
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive accounting and payroll experience, preferably in a professional services environment
  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and quantitative analysis methods
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • In-depth understanding of legal and business environments with a strong sense of professionalism and work ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and teamwork skills
  • Ability to protect and maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, with strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of payroll systems, principles and practices including federal and provincial regulations
  • Availability to work overtime

To apply for this position, please contact Jodi Horb at jhorb@brownleelaw.com.  We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you.


 

IT MANAGER

We are currently seeking an IT Manager to join our Edmonton office.  Please review the following and if this sets out that perfect opportunity for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Purpose of Role

The Manager of IT is responsible for the direction and development of the Firm’s  IT department in Edmonton and Calgary, ensuring efficient and reliable operation of the firm’s network and the effective use of the Firm’s technology resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of the Firm’s long term technology plan, ensuring such plan supports the Firm’s business goals and objectives;
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the IT department and the management of the Firm’s technology resources. This includes coordination of the IT departments in both the Edmonton and Calgary offices;
  • Provides leadership to IT support staff for providing technical support to end users (includes training and development, performance coaching, setting objectives as well as ensuring for appropriate staff coverage during absences;
  • Acts as Project Manager for identifying, testing and evaluating software programs that will meet the needs of the various practice groups. Prepares written evaluations on the advantages and disadvantages of tested software;
  • Recommends the appropriate acquisition of software as required;
  • Leads the implementation of all software introductions and hardware upgrades. This includes assignment of responsibility for project members and the establishment of deadlines and the monitoring of progress to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Developing, implementing and updating local IT policies and procedures;
  • Develop, implement and maintain business continuity and disaster recovery plan and procedures;
  • Development of annual operating and capital budgets and to ensure that all expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets;
  • Manages the telecommunications infrastructure;
  • Monitoring local help desk, creating reports from ticket tracking software, reviewing and analyzing data and summarizing issues;
  • Serving as primary point of contact for escalating technical issues or external vendors and internal development teams or committees;
  • Provide consistent process consultation as it relates to technology, the project team and user groups.

Key Competencies

  • University degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a technology professional ideally in a professional services environment with at least two (2) years in a management position
  • Experience defining and maintaining technology architectures
  • High level experience with MS Word and Exchange/Outlook and must be familiar with Help Desk tools
  • Experience and competence in coaching and managing technical support staff
  • Ability to identify development, education, training and support requirements of direct reports and ability to recommend effective course of action for same. Solid knowledge of adult learning principles and facilitation
  • Highly developed problem solving skills, including analytical and critical thinking
  • Capacity to handle high pressure situations and tight deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Availability to work overtime

To apply for this position, please contact Jodi Horb at jhorb@brownleelaw.com.  We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you.