Pitblado Law Careers

Careers

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Pitblado Law is a business-focused law firm that cares about people, is passionate about our community, and is driven by working together to deliver exceptional service and advice to the people and businesses that we serve. We work hard for our clients and seek the finest, most passionate, and driven people to join our team.

Diversity and Inclusion

Pitblado recognizes the significance of fostering a workplace that reflects the strength and diversity of our community and our clients. We are committed to addressing the importance of diversity and inclusion, and are engaging in meaningful and impactful actions that create and celebrate a refreshed people and culture environment.

If you belong to one of the below designated groups, we encourage you to self-declare when applying to Pitblado Law:

  • Women
  • Indigenous Peoples
    An Indigenous person is a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. First Nation includes status, treaty, or registered, as well as non-registered people.
  • Member of the LGBTQ2S Community
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Two-Spirit and additional sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • Persons with a Disability
    A Person with a Disability includes individuals who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, or learning impairment which may limit certain kinds of activity or could be perceived as a limitation. These include visible and non-visible disabilities.
  • Visible Minorities
    A person in a Visible Minority group in Canada is someone, other than an Indigenous person, who is non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour, regardless of their place of birth.

You can self-declare by stating it on your cover letter/resume.

There are currently three opportunities.


We look forward to hearing from you.

Assistant Controller

At Pitblado Law, we believe our people, our culture, and the way we do business is important. That is why when we hire; we look for a combination of fit and skills.

To support our growing business and strategic plan, Pitblado LLP is currently seeking an Assistant Controller to join our high-performing team.

As a key member of our full-cycle accounting team, you will provide accounting support and drive our financial processes and results. This role will be responsible to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information to internal and external stakeholders of the Firm, from which they are able to make informed decisions.

You are enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and are known to roll up your sleeves to go beyond expectations in a fast-paced environment. This is an exciting role for someone who wants to be part of an exceptional team with a great support structure in place to ensure success and career progression.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Acts as a key member of the Accounting team and oversees the day-to-day accounting operations, including general ledger ownership, accounts receivable, accounts payable, trust accounting, and payroll
  • Leads the full-cycle accounting process and is responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate completion of the period-end close process, including reviewing and posting transactional batches, preparing journal entries, completing account reconciliations, balancing inter-company accounts, government remittances, maintaining monthly working papers for external auditors, and other tasks as relevant to the close process
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Finance to develop, measure, and report on key performance indicators, including revenue and expense analysis, variance explanations, business cases, special projects, treasury management, and the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Enforces the Firm’s financial policies and procedures in accordance with best practices to manage risk and safeguard assets, and actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives by recommending and implementing changes to drive efficiency and effectiveness
  • Acts as a key liaison between Accounting and operations to address informational needs
  • Supports the Accounting team by providing mentorship, initiating professional growth opportunities, and by being a positive change agent to all stakeholders
  • Perform any other duties as assigned in support of the Director of Finance

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Recognized professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) with four years of progressive and relevant accounting experience preferably in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to skillfully convey technical concepts to meet the informational needs of key stakeholders
  • Fosters an environment that embraces innovation and efficiently integrates change into the organization
  • Demonstrates initiative, strong business acumen, critical thinking, and analytical skills to drive performance
  • Skilled in time management and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Solid understanding of accounting standards, internal control frameworks, and applicable regulations
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, an asset
  • COVID-19 vaccination (fully immunized status) is a condition of employment.

Pitblado Law offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package, including a RRSP/DPSP plan.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, in confidence, stating salary expectations to [email protected].

File Opening and Due Diligence Clerk

We have a new opportunity for an individual to join our accounting team on a full-time basis, as a File Opening and Conflicts Clerk. This is a detail-oriented position requiring a high degree of accuracy.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicating with various personnel within the Firm to obtain required information to process new clients and matters;
  • Conducting thorough conflict searches in accordance with the Law Society of Manitoba Rules and the Firm’s File Opening Process and Procedures;
  • Reviewing conflict search results and providing reports to responsible lawyers relating to potential conflicts and preparation of Firm’s Conflict Form for distribution, where applicable;
  • Conducting Companies Office (Corporate) searches;
  • Conducting Due Diligence searches for Commercial Transactions;
  • Communicating with various personnel within the Firm the results of Due Diligence searches;
  • Maintaining the Due Diligence tracking sheet;
  • Obtaining required information and ensuring all compulsory steps are completed in accordance with the Law Society of Manitoba Rules and the Firm’s File Opening Process and Policy/Procedures;
  • Inputting complete and accurate information into the accounting system for the opening of new client files and new matters for existing clients;
  • Inputting information into the accounting system relating to changes and updates to existing clients;
  • Maintaining the Firm’s Limitation Date Diary system and forwarding Active Limitation Date Reports to responsible lawyers on a weekly basis;
  • Assisting with closing files, data entry and various other clerical duties, as may be directed.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience working in a professional or legal office environment;
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate information effectively;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to deal with lawyers and staff in a professional manner;
  • Analytical and strong research skills;
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience with database searching is considered to be an asset;
  • Must strictly comply with the requirement to maintain complete confidentiality on all client and Firm related information.

Training will be provided.

Pitblado Law offers a friendly work environment, a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including a RRSP/DPSP plan.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence stating salary expectations and references to [email protected].

Please include in the subject line of your email: File Opening and Conflicts Clerk.

We thank all applicants however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Legal Assistant - Floater

As a Legal Assistant – Floater with Pitblado Law, you will provide legal administrative and clerical support to lawyers in various practice areas. You will be assisting with overflow work, providing coverage during a Legal Assistant’s vacation/sick leave and for extended leaves of absence. In this position, you will have the advantage of working with the different lawyers, be exposed to various areas of law which is beneficial in getting to know the Firm and see where you will best fit in. If you have 2+ years’ experience in a law firm environment, have a strong work ethic, are self-motivated and eager to learn, we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, transcribe and revise correspondence and legal documents from instructions and precedents;
  • Proofread, edit, and format documents;
  • Maintain established filing system, manual or electronic;
  • Open and close files, conduct conflict searches, regular entry of lawyer timesheets and billing;
  • Liaise with staff, clients, outside agencies and the general public;
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times; and
  • Other duties, as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized Legal Administrative Assistant or Paralegal program;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent proofreading skills (typographical, spelling, grammatical, word usage and formatting errors);
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to multi task, display initiative and use sound judgment;
  • Ability to work well independently and follow instructions with little supervision;
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge with MS Office; and
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and discretion.

Pitblado Law offers a friendly work environment, a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including a RRSP/DPSP.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence stating salary expectations and references by applying online at [email protected]

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals under consideration will be contacted.