The Opportunity

Halifax Regional Municipality, NS
Accounting and Financial
Full-time - Permanent

McInnes Cooper is currently seeking an experienced accounting professional to join us as Professional Corporations AccountantOur new team member may be located in any of our office locations (Halifax, St. John's, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John and Charlottetown).

In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to work directly with the owners of our firm, providing accounting and administration for their individual corporate entities and related trusts. This will be a heavily client service oriented role, ideal for an accounting professional with knowledge of personal and corporate tax structures, a passion for client service, and the desire to have a direct financial impact as the go-to professional for a number of small corporate entities.

What you'll do


  • Maintain accounting records for various ownership entities (professional corporations, service corporations, family trusts);
  • Provide client service to lawyers - respond to enquiries on a variety of matters;
  • Prepare financial statements related to various ownership entities;
  • Process income payments and transfers, tax instalments, and expense reimbursements;
  • Process annual law society / company registrations;
  • Prepare T-slips and tax returns for various ownership entities;
  • Liaise between lawyers, and various internal and external parties;
  • Execute documents for new registrations;
  • Prepare invoices and periodic government remittances, and
  • Reconcile multiple financial and tax reports.

What you'll need


  • Bachelor's degree with concentration in Accounting;
  • 5 years of related experience, with 2 years relating to corporate and personal income tax;
  • Outstanding client service, communication, and organizational skills;
  • Exceptional technical skills, particularly with MS Office (especially Excel) and accounting packages;
  • Fundamental knowledge of accounting and related concepts;
  • Knowledge of personal tax, corporate income tax and payroll remittance concepts, and
  • Knowledge of HST/GST rules.

A little bit about us

McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among Canada's 25 largest business law firms and the exclusive member of Lex Mundi for Atlantic Canada, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients here and abroad for more than 160 years, we continue to thrive through our relentless focus on client success.

Our mission? To turn our knowledge, skills, and effort into value for our clients and our communities through dedicated leadership.

Our People

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.

Collective Social Responsibility

We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

  • Defined-benefit pension plan;
  • Firm-paid health and dental benefits;
  • Health spending account;
  • Personal spending account;
    • Time for you:
  • Including vacation, personal and sick days.
  • Balancing life:
    • Work from home / Flex work options available for many team members.
  • Our Team - we can't say enough about our people! You will be part of a collaborative, collegial, respectful and caring team; and,
  • Participating in a variety of teams including our Corporate Social Responsibility, Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and so many more.