Director of Finance

33 Whittier Ave, Victoria, BC V8Z 3P9, Canada

Director of Finance Woodward & Co. Lawyers LLP is a national law firm with offices in Victoria and Tsartlip, BC. We aim to be the leading national law firm that provides excellent legal services to Indigenous communities, governments, and businesses, advancing the practice of Aboriginal law for transformative change in an era of reconciliation and decolonization. We are a medium-sized law firm that has experienced significant growth in a short period of time.

We have a strong commitment to a work culture that prioritizes our people and clients. Our team is in search of a Director of Finance to lead our finance department. Role Overview This position involves leading the Finance Department team in delivering all aspects of the firm’s financial needs. It requires a strong leader who is committed to our values of excellence, respect, accountability, trust, and ethics.

Qualifications This ideal candidate for this position meets the following requirements: An accounting designation (CPA). Minimum 5 years of experience in a professional services environment, or related area. Experience leading a team in an accounting, finance, or similar management position. Experience in all aspects of financial administration of a professional services firm, including, but not limited to accounts receivable/payable, payroll, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and reporting.

Strong leadership skills to focus our accuracy, analysis, and financial reporting. Experience with law society trust accounting requirements preferred. Familiarity with taxes for Indigenous communities, governments, and businesses considered an asset. Strategic planning for financial operations.

Key Competencies: High level of expertise and credibility. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Experience working with Indigenous nations, communities, businesses, or organizations, considered an asset. Why Woodward?. Woodward offers meaningful work, meaningful relationships, and a great workplace culture. We offer an anticipated salary range of $105,000 to $130,000 per year (to be negotiated with consideration for education and experience) with a generous range of benefits, including health, dental, RSP contributions, four weeks of vacation, wellness, relocation, professional development allowances, and all professional designation fees.

Woodward offers flexibility with a hybrid work model. This position is a managerial leadership position and attendance in our Victoria office is required. How to Apply If you would like to progress your career with a team that is collaborative and passionate about providing excellent legal services to Indigenous communities, governments, and businesses, please email a cover letter and resume no later than November 20, 2023 to: Woodward is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in our legal services and work environments. We know that our diversity strengthens Woodward values for excellence, respect, accountability, trust, and ethics, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative workplace.

Applicants with Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Woodward & Co. Lawyers LLP.

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