Auditor, Trust Assurance (15-month term)

Auditor, Trust Assurance (15-month term)
Are you looking for an organization where work-life balance, diversity and a common sense of
purpose are more than just talk? Join the Law Society of British Columbia. Our staff, volunteers
and Benchers are committed to one common goal: upholding and protecting the public interest in
the administration of justice.
Our Trust Assurance department is seeking an Auditor on a 15 month term, to start as soon as
possible. Working under the supervision of the Manager and Trust Assurance Team Leaders, the
Trust Assurance Auditor conducts compliance audits in accordance with Rule 3-85 to ensure
compliance with the Law Society’s Division 7 Rules and reviews annual Trust Reports.
The duties of this position include:
Conducting visits to new and established law firms throughout BC to perform compliance
audits to ensure lawyers comply with the trust accounting rules and to identify potential
misconduct related to financial matters.
Providing feedback to lawyers regarding their level of compliance with the rules and
what steps should be taken to remedy any deficiencies and recommending non-compliant
firms to Professional Conduct, or Practice Standards Departments.
Reviewing annual Trust Report submissions and using professional judgment to
determine if the firm’s level of compliance with the Division 7 Rules is acceptable.
Composing letters and reviewing correspondence from lawyers regarding Trust Reports,
rule violations and other matters.
Responding to inquiries regarding trust accounting, the Trust Administration Fee and
Division 7 rule interpretations.
Participating in the review and refinement of the Trust Assurance Program, including the
continued development of audit procedures, review and revision of the Division 7 rules,
and reference material such as the Trust Accounting Handbook.
Assisting new firms in understanding the rules and answer questions on site and any
future questions regarding the Law Society Accounting Rules.
Providing oral evidence supporting the referral to Professional Conduct, when required.
Such other duties as the manager may require.
CPA, CA, CGA, or CMA designation
Advanced training in fraud related courses or CFE or CIA designation considered an
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
A professional, mature, and confident disposition
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail and capable of performing autonomously while meeting strict
Knowledge of the Law Society’s Division 7 Trust Accounting Rules in addition to
general law firm accounting
Travel within the Vancouver and surrounding areas will be required. The applicant must hold a
valid BC driver’s license and have access to a vehicle. Limited travel outside of Vancouver but
within BC will also be required.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to The closing date for this
competition is October 2, 2015. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.