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Bookkeeper / Office Accountant Filled

Halifax, NS

Established in 1986, Metcalf and Company is a Halifax-based law firm that specializes in admiralty and shipping law, marine insurance, and related litigation. Their small team of experienced lawyers serves a national and international client base of small, medium, and large corporations, advising them on commercial and corporate matters.

Their incumbent Office Accountant is retiring after serving in this role for many years, and we are now seeking a knowledgeable and experienced individual as their replacement.

What qualities are needed in this role?

In this role, you will report to the partners and be responsible for all their accounting from data entry through to preparation of draft financial statements.

This includes billings, payroll, accounts receivable and payables, bank deposits and reconciliations, budgeting, account analysis, cash management, government remittances, trust accounting, and various other duties.

As the preferred candidate, you have a breadth of skills and experience in accounting. Ideally, this experience has been gained working in a small office. You are comfortable being hands-on and bring excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, personal responsibility, and accountability to your work. In particular, the firm requires report level writing skills and communication including the ability to create a narrative of work-related activities for billing purposes. 

A post-secondary diploma or degree in accounting and a minimum five years related experience in a professional service environment is preferred. The position is office based (in downtown Halifax) and cannot be done remotely.

If this describes you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of Metcalf and Company. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1907 in the subject line.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.