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Employment Opportunity: Trust Compliance Auditor – The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, the legal profession’s regulatory body responsible for the protection of the public interest, is seeking a Trust Compliance Auditor (permanent position).


Reporting to the Executive Director and in consultation with the Director of Professional Responsibility, the Trust Compliance Auditor plans, organizes, leads, and manages the Trust Audit Program for the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The Trust Compliance Auditor researches, develops, and formulates policies, procedures, and standards for Benchers’ approval; conducts audits and investigations; analyzes, interprets, and summarizes complex financial and business matters; compiles financial evidence; communicates findings in the form of reports or presentations; testifies in court proceedings; and participates in dispute resolution as required. The Auditor provides guidance and general information to members and the public related to trust compliance, including the applicable rules, standards, and resources; assists with member education in trust compliance and ensures that members have access to relevant trust compliance resources; as well as instructs at the Bar Admission Course in trust compliance. The Auditor researches, analyzes and provides best practice advice and support to the Executive Director, Benchers, and committees established by the governing body with respect to related Law Society matters; represents the Law Society with various stakeholders locally and nationally; responds to requests for information regarding trust compliance from other regulatory bodies; and performs other related duties, as required.


A member in good standing with the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador or be eligible for membership in good standing is required; supplemented by progressive audit experience. Training in fraud related courses, a CFE, CIA or CAMS designation, or experience in forensic accounting and knowledge of the Law Society’s Trust Account Rules are considered assets.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a satisfactory certificate of conduct from the local police department.

The Law Society offers competitive compensation and benefit programs.

View the job description here.

To apply in confidence please provide a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2022 to For more information about the Law Society please refer to our website at