Junior Accountant

Practice Point

The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (“CLEBC”) is the BC legal profession’s preferred source for education and publications. CLEBC is a not-for-profit society that derives all of its income from the sale of courses and books. With more than 80 live and online courses each year, and an online and print library of more than 50 books, we support BC’s 12,000 lawyers in all aspects of their practice.

We have an immediate opening for a Junior Accountant. As part of the Finance team, the Junior Accountant provides support to the finance team for monthly financial reporting, and general accounting. The Junior Accountant reports to the Senior Accountant.


Accounts Payable

  • Processes accounts payable invoices by matching to purchase orders, obtaining approvals, entering general ledger account codes, checking accuracy and posting
  • Prepare royalties statements for publications authors
  • Create GL Codes when necessary
  • Check and process all expense claims
  • Collates and distributes cheques for payment
  • Enter selected accounts payable debit and credit memos, as well as transfers
  • Generates cheques or electronic transfers for accounts payable, expense claim and other disbursements as required

Accounts Receivable

  • Enter daily accounts receivable cash receipts and posting to accounts receivable sub-ledger
  • Enter non-accounts receivable cash receipts
  • Assist in accounts receivable collections when required

Bank & Cash

  • Maintain petty cash
  • Ensure credit card reconciliations are prepared on a timely basis, complete and accurate
  • Prepare credit card merchant reconciliations
  • Make bank deposits promptly
  • Prepare bank reconciliations


  • Assist in the preparation of management accounts
  • Preparation of month end balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation and timely filing of GST, PST and Non-resident tax returns
  • Preparation and timely filing of T4A, T4A NR & T5 returns


  • Regular update and maintenance of the capital assets register
  • Assist in the preparation of audit working papers and providing assistance during the audit
  • Carry out ad hoc financial analysis, reports and projects as required
  • Assist in ensuring that customer billing is complete and accurate
  • Gym membership registration and deregistration
  • Carry out inventory counts as required
  • Assist in investigating discrepancies during inventory counts and make appropriate adjustments
  • Assist in payroll processing if required
  • Other duties as assigned

Certain duties and responsibilities above will be shared with others on a rotational basis


  • A diploma or degree in financial management, business or related discipline
  • Minimum one-year experience in accounting and finance
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Good communications skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Experience with Great Plains Dynamics is considered an asset

COVID-19 Considerations

Due to COVID-19 most of our employees are working remotely.  The Junior Accountant will work in the office for training and two to five days per week thereafter.

CLEBC is committed to equity and diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities or expression. CLEBC hires on the basis of merit; all qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

CLEBC offers competitive compensation and extended health benefits in a collegial and professional environment. If you are interested in the position, please provide a cover letter and resume to hr@cle.bc.ca by December 3, 2021.

We thank all applicants, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.