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Accounts Payable Administrator

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (“Blakes”), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, has an immediate opening for a candidate with strong technical skills and a great attitude to join the Finance Department in the Toronto office as an Accounts Payable Administrator.
Reporting to the Director, Financial Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for completing payments and controlling expenses by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices.
The preferred hours of work for this position are 9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicating daily with internal clients of the Firm and with external vendors

  • Paying invoices by verifying transaction information; scheduling and preparing disbursements; and obtaining authorization of payment

  • Maintaining accounting ledgers by posting account transactions

  • Verifying accounts by reconciling statements and transactions; properly coding GL on invoices before management signs off; and ensuring proper documentations/approvals are submitted with invoices 

  • Resolving account discrepancies by investigating documentation; issuing stop payments or adjustments

  • Maintaining financial security by following internal accounting controls

  • Maintaining financial historical records by filing accounting documents

  • Performing other duties as required to achieve firm objectives including assistance with special projects


  • University or college diploma, preferably in accounting or finance

  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in the legal or professional services industry 


  • Excellent client service, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office Excel skills

  • Motivated individual who possesses superior technical and bookkeeping skills

  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles

  • Works effectively as part of a team as well as independently

  • Ability to work in a high volume and deadline-driven environment

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks at once

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please submit your application and include your cover letter and résumé directly to our application portal.
Blakes wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Who We Are
At Blakes, we are all about our people. We are committed to not only providing exceptional client experiences, but also fostering an open and inclusive workplace culture for legal professionals and administrative professionals. As a winner of the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers award, as well as the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers award, we know that diversity and inclusion are not simply initiatives on the perimeter of our business — they are the core of our success. We understand the importance of cultivating an environment that brings out the best in each person. Our success as a Firm starts with the hiring, development and retention of top talent.
Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment comprised of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.
The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities and in respect of other protected grounds during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.