Accounting Clerk

Whitelaw Twining
May 25, 2023
suite 2400 - 200 Granville Street, Vancouver, Canada
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Who we are


Whitelaw Twining is a highly successful multi-disciplinary firm with a focus on litigation and with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto providing a full-range of legal expertise.  We are an innovative, passionate team and we’ve been raising the bar for litigation for over 40 years. Founded in Vancouver in 1979, Whitelaw Twining started as a small, boutique firm with the goal of providing superior client service while promoting a professional, supportive and engaging environment to our team members. Since the beginning, we’ve pushed beyond standard litigation to find progressive, creative solutions for our clients. We build long-term relationships with local, national and international clients, supporting them so their businesses can prosper. 


As part of its pursuit to continuously meet client needs in a global market, and with an eye to growth typical of its spirit since its founding in 1979, the firm recently announced a ground-breaking deal with a global provider of integrated legal and business services, DWF Group. DWF Group (“DWF”)’s recent acquisition of Whitelaw Twining has been met enthusiastically by the firm given DWF’s exceptional record of providing world-class legal and business services to a robust client base through its three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. DWF has approximately 4,000 employees with offices and associations located across the globe. 


Whitelaw Twining is extremely proud of its professional work environment that encourages team and social interaction between staff and lawyers. We believe that our staff work best in a collegial atmosphere where they are empowered to build their careers and make a positive contribution to our work environment.



Join us at WT!


We are currently seeking an Accounting Clerk to join our Vancouver team working with our Accounting team.  This position is for a team player who is proactive with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. The ideal candidate has a strong client service focus, ability to multi-task, and solid analytical and organizational skills. This position reports to Director of Finance. 


Key responsibilities:


  • Carry out accounts payable/accounts receivable and trust-related tasks
  • Administer new business intake process and data entry
  • Process client disbursements and internal disbursements
  • Respond to queries regarding file openings
  • Follow accounting policies and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required




  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and procedures
  • Proficiency in using accounting software and MS Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Client service oriented and team player
  • Willingness to learn and grow, take on new responsibilities as needed
  • Ability to excel in a high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of law firm billing processes and understanding of legal billing software is highly desirable (e.g., Elite or 3E )
  • Experience in a legal environment is highly desirable


Benefits & Perks:

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, together with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our benefits include:


  • Competitive salary and benefits package;
  • Flexible health and dental coverage, plus LTD/DI benefits;
  • Opportunities for professional growth including an annual education/tuition allowance;
  • Subsidized fitness program plus opportunities to participate in a variety of health & wellbeing related activities and programs;
  • Employee assistance program;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Casual dress code (dress for your day);
  • Annual firm closure for mental wellbeing day;
  • Personal days to help balance outside commitments;
  • Early departure on Fridays before long weekends;
  • Monetary incentive for employee referrals;
  • Ongoing staff appreciation events;
  • An engaging firm culture that provides social opportunities to connect with your co-workers.


Diversity & Inclusivity:


Whitelaw Twining recognizes that respect for the dignity and worth of everyone who works at the Firm is the foundation of harmonious and productive working relationships. We commit to providing a professional atmosphere which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices.  All prospective, current, and former employees will be treated fairly and equally regardless of race, age, colour, gender, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation.


Background and Reference Checks:


Offers of employment may be conditional upon reference checks, criminal record checks, and educational verification.


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While we thank all applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.