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Accounts Specialist

 

Job Details

Firm Name: Torys LLP
Posted: Fri. Sep 20, 2019
Location: Downtown Toronto

Job Type

  • Finance

Accounts Specialist

Torys is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Halifax and Montréal. We work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world.

As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. Our positions are best suited to individuals who take pride and ownership in their work and demonstrate exceptional client service in everything they do. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Client Accounting, the Accounts Specialist is accountable for improving the effectiveness of cash collections by negotiating terms of payment on overdue accounts. This position requires an individual with proven collections experience, a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for supporting client relationships, mitigating credit risk and ensuring compliance with the firm’s credit policy.

  • Build strong working relationships with lawyers to understand their practices.

  • Communicate regularly with clients to ensure payment timelines are met. If delayed, work with lawyers and clients to find an alternate solution.

  • Reduce the firm’s exposure by meeting targets to reduce outstanding A/R on accounts that are 90 days past due.

  • Review, assess and makes recommendation to resolve queries with aging WIP and accounts receivable.

  • Create and generate reports; conduct batch analysis to increase recoveries and improve the firm’s exposure.

  • Prepare account receivable reconciliations.

  • Accountable for meeting monthly collections targets and providing analysis and explanation if targets are not achieved.

  • Ensure compliance with firm and client guidelines at all times.

  • Make recommendations to improve collections processes; work on best practices and communicate information about these processes and practices to the senior leadership team as required.

  • With guidance from Senior Manager work with external vendors to create, develop and implement appropriate collection software to enhance efficiencies.

  • Review files for settlements or closure. 

  • Participate in special projects as requested.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Business Management or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.

  • Minimum 5 years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.

  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word. Experience with Elite and/or related accounting systems would be an asset.

  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.

  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationship with stakeholders.

  • Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the demonstrated ability to prioritize. 

  • Strong aptitude for utilizing technology in improving speed, accuracy and efficiency of a process.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.

  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.

  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills; able to work with tact, poise and discretion.

  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.

  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources (rdhindsa@torys.com).

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

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