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Accounts Payable Accountant (6-month contract)



Posting Date

January 17, 2023

Position type


At McCarthy Tétrault, we offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities and are delighted to have been selected for the tenth consecutive year in 2022 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Our culture is built on professional excellence, collaboration, innovation, thought leadership and entrepreneurialism. We embrace inclusion in all its forms and we provide the tools and opportunities to help our people develop to their full potential.

This position can be based out of Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary. McCarthy Tétrault employees benefit from a hybrid work environment.

As an Accounts Payable Accountant (6-month contract), you will be:

  • Invoice entry with high accuracy by ensuring amount, currency, expense code and billing entity are correct;
  • Invoice analysis including account reconciliations, pattern identification through invoice comparison, and identification of missing or invalid invoices;
  • Creation of cheque schedules in preparation of invoice payments;
  • Send files for posted and approved electronic payments including wire transfers and EFTs;
  • Ensure time sensitive payments are made according to the specified timeline;
  • Assist with coaching of end users and ensure they are well versed with expense codes and functionality of digital invoicing platform;
  • Send requests for journal entries to the financial reporting team so that errors are fixed prior to month end;
  • Assist with special projects as requested;
  • Oversee the review of the various vendor reconciliations.

As our ideal candidate, you will distinguish yourself by the following profile:

  • Post-secondary Diploma or Certificate in related field (i.e. accounting or business administration).
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy, to be detail oriented and well organized.
  • Ability to handle stress in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and stay calm amidst conflicting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving skills.

As a member of the McCarthy team, you will have access to:

  • Competitive compensation including paid overtime.
  • A commitment to professional development and growth opportunities for our people at all levels, supported by a culture that fully embraces and encourages two-way feedback.
  • Strong community involvement and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • A collaborative, cohesive culture that connects lawyers and business teams through collective purpose.

How to apply:

We invite you to submit your application to [email protected] We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status. McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.