The Law Society of British Columbia’s Forensic Accounting department is seeking an experienced Forensic Accountant for an 18 month term. The Forensic Accountant is responsible for completing investigative and forensic accounting files and other related support.
The duties of this position include:
- Provide assistance to the Investigations, Monitoring & Enforcement department in the assessment of the complaint and determination of the scope of the work to be performed.
- Investigate the books, records and accounts of the lawyer to determine whether there is evidence that the lawyer committed a discipline violation, breached Law Society Rules, the Legal Profession Act and/or the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.
- Conduct the investigation from start to finish, including planning, executing, information collection, interviewing, analyzing and reporting. Apply investigative skills to collect information, analyze accounting transactions, spreadsheet modeling, electronic discovery, and present findings.
- Write and author forensic investigation reports and schedules to assist the Investigations, Monitoring & Enforcement and Discipline departments in the complaint process.
- Prepare adhoc schedules or summaries to assist others in understanding the facts.
- Provide litigation support to the Discipline department by providing affidavits and oral evidence at a disciplinary hearing or interim proceeding, including cross-examination by opposing counsel.
- Monitor the lawyer’s compliance with financial conditions imposed by the hearing panel and report any failures to comply with the disciplinary measures.
- Support and assist departments with the interpretation of Law Society Rules, accounting procedures, and analysis of accounting issues.
- Establish appropriate control and management procedures to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and preservation of all documents and other material that come into possession or are created during the course of an investigation, internal assist or litigation support. If needed, the chain of custody and appropriate record of all relevant information received orally should be maintained.
- Such other duties as the Director of Trust Regulation may require.
- Must hold a CPA Accounting Designation.
- Must hold a DIFA, CFF, or CFE certification.
- Minimum 10 years of accounting or auditing experience with at least 5 years of forensic accounting experience or fraud investigations.
- Experience presenting evidence in the criminal or civil courts.
- Superior report writing and document management skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Familiarity with accounting software used in law practices and electronic discovery software.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the application form below or email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line: Forensic Accountant (18 month term). The closing date for this competition is April 28, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.
845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia