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Accounting for Law

Legal Bookkeeping, Payroll, Filing and Spot Audit
We make sure that the financial records of your law firm
remain in accordance with Local law society by laws

Let Us Help You Achieve Financial Peace Of Mind.

Accounting for Law is a bookkeeping firm with expertise specific to the legal industry. Our firm understands that there are many components to running a successful legal practice such as maintaining complete, accurate, and up-to-date financial records in accordance with any Provincial Law Society

By-laws, which can draw you away from the practice of law.

Bookkeeping for Lawyers

At Accounting for Law, our team understands the specific challenges you encounter in your legal practice. This is why our professional bookkeeping firm offers its services solely to lawyers. We have a capable team that is privy to the various types of business planning has years of experience of financial planning, practice management accounting, and tax services you need.

Entrust your Bookkeeping tasks to us so you can focus on what you do best — your legal practice.

About Us

For over 20 years, Accounting for Law has demonstrated the ability to produce a clear concise financial picture, a development of techniques for tax minimization and maintenance of financial records in compliance with Provincial Law Societies.

Our staff is made up of a network of professionals with diverse skill sets. Our main service centers on our helpful legal bookkeeping staff. We also have a network of IT, staffing and management professionals to be available at a moment’s notice within your budget. Our company understands that running a law practice can be all too time consuming. We receive great satisfaction in bridging your law firms operations and financial reports.

Getting a handle on bank financing, taxes and Law Society compliance can be overwhelming.

Let us help you to achieve financial peace of mind.

Who do we serve:

The cornerstone of our service involves providing a comprehensive Legal bookkeeping service for sole practitioners, partnerships and small to medium sized legal firms.

About AFL
History

History

In September 2000, after working 9 successful years as a full-time Office Manager/Bookkeeper for prominent lawyers in Toronto, including the legal firm of Clayton Ruby and Marlys Edwardh Barristers, Accounting for Law was launched by Jacques Tjonasan. Jacques received the blessing of his former employer, leads from chartered accountants, several references, and ultimately the benefit of word-of-mouth allowing Accounting for Law to originate with a handful of clients.

Technology is advancing aggressively, therefore most legal bookkeeping software are switching over to cloud or subscription-based software. Which means there are new functions that require a specific skill set. Many of the older versions of bookkeeping softwares are outdated. Law firms are currently starting to feel the significant changes in technology which has resulted in a strong demand for bookkeepers with advanced skill-sets.

In the past 20+ years, Accounting for Law has focused on this specialized skill-set in this niche area, and we continue to grow and expand our services. We have bookkeeping professionals who are certified by LexisNexis in PCLaw, Cosmolex & Ghostpractice on staff. Law firms who benefit from the services of Accounting for Law include firms across Canada.

Law Society

A primary goal, which reflects a remedial approach, is to attend your law office and provide on-site guidance aimed at helping your Law Firm correct minor deficiencies with your firms record-keeping practices before they lead to serious local Law society non-compliance. Let us help your Law Firm conduct an internal review well before a notice of a Provincial Law Society Spot Audit.

If your law firm has an audit pending, our accounting firm will urgently step in and provide the necessary support and preparation for your Law Practice. After a spot audit your law office may receive correspondence which requires a detailed reply. Allow us to review your law firm's books and assist with a comprehensive response.

What We Do

There are occasions where a Law Firm can fall behind in their Bookkeeping. No matter the reason, we are experienced in stepping in to bring your books up to date. Updating, migrating or re-building a set of financial records is a process. Our goal is to accurately and efficiently enter your financial data in the most cost effective manner.

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Legal Bookkeeping

Our legal bookkeeping team can help you get — and stay — organized so you can make the best financial decisions for your company.

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Payroll

Let us take care of the back-end payroll, tax forms, and remittances. With our help, you can spend less time on payroll and more time on your clients.

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Filing

With the help of our team, you can rest assured that the required government & law society filings will be completed on time.

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Spot Audit

We make sure that the financial records of your law firm remain in accordance with. Local law society by laws. We can conduct an internal review before a Provincial Law Society Spot Audit to ensure that you are in compliance with the LSO. We also attend spot audits to provide on-site guidance.

Data migration

A desire to evaluate current software capabilities and market comparisons should be part of any Law Firms future growth. AFL encourages all lawyers to remember R.D.F. when considering a migration from one practice management/legal bookkeeping software.

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Data Rebuild

Do you have data to rebuild from previous years? Click the video above to view our onboarding process.

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Legal Bookkeeping Training

The AFL Team has the expertise to run Webinars, in class sessions and one on one training. Our team are career legal bookkeepers and law office managers, some 25 years or more. No matter the software, we have a formula to teach software optimization and financial record keeping. After the training we provide ongoing support to your full-time bookkeeping personelle. Call us today.

*Alongside legal bookkeeping, we offer assistance with spot audits and systems training.

Our professional Bookkeepers are available to train your Firms existing staff in any legal accounting software. Whether your staff needs a refresher or you are setting up a new accounting software, we are here to guide your staff step by step.

Our expert Bookkeepers train partners, secretaries, clerks and receptionists in the proper use of PCLaw.

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Why Partner With Accounting for Law

Our company understands that there are many components to running a successful legal practice; such as maintaining complete, accurate and up to date books and records in accordance with any Provincial Law Society By-laws, which can draw you away from the practice of law.

Expertise

Our bookkeepers have the expertise to handle legal accounting software including Cosmolex, Leap, Ghost Practice, PCLaw accounting support in Canada. We work with you to achieve your financial goals and enhance the profitability of your law practice.

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A Team of Bookkeepers

We have a large team of bookkeeping and tax experts who will see to your law firm bookkeeping needs.

Compliance

We receive great satisfaction in assisting you in meeting your filing obligations, managing your law firm's trust account(s), bank financing, taxes, and maintaining provincial law society By-Law compliance.

With our services, you can remain compliant with your Provincial law society by Law

Let us help you with your accounting so that you can focus on the growth and development of your legal practice. Consult with us today; call us at 905-492-5522.

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    Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau

    Our firm is most happy with the excellent quality of your bookkeeping services. We find your firm to be reliable, consistent and proficient. We are particularly pleased to note that your staff is always cordial and prompt to respond to any of our special needs and inquiries. You folks get things done quickly and accurately. We consider you to be an important and dependable asset to the operation of our law office. We rate your services in the 5-star range.

     

    Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau Director of Administration / Chef de l’administration
    Michel Drapeau Law Office

    Seema Jain

    It has been a positive experience working with For Law. Despite working for many law firms, the staff are able to remember the specifics of my law firm. Yvonne Parry has been helpful at problem solving to improve efficiency. The team are always willing to answer questions as they arise and are current with important information. They were very helpful during the pandemic. The team has strong technology knowledge and skills. Additionally, they have strong personal skills and are a pleasure to work with.

    Seema Jain
    Jain Family Law & Mediation

    KORTNEY MCVITTIE

    Tina and her team at Accounting For Law have become an instrumental component to the financial administration of our firm. The word “no” doesn’t seem to exist in the AFL vocabulary. Whatever we ask of or throw at them they always start with “yes” and then get it done in a timely, accurate and professional manner.
    We have no hesitation recommending AFL for legal accounting support.

    Jennifer Bezaire, Partner, Greg Monforton and Partners

    KORTNEY MCVITTIE
    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL OUTREACH

    Jens Drees

    It has been a pleasure working with Accounting For Law for approximately 4 years. Tina Globocki has managed our firm’s bookkeeping services. We are very satisfied with her services and her commitment to our business. Tina is very responsive and knowledgeable. Tina has been extremely helpful and is a significant asset to our firm. We highly recommend Accounting For Law’s services.

    Jens Drees
    MPD Law Firm LLP

    Sender B. Tator

    After having the same bookkeeper for our firm many years, we were very worried about finding someone new. Our move to Accounting for Law could not have gone any better. It was a seamless transition and for the past 9 years we have been extremely happy with the services provided by AFL.
    Tina is so easy to work with and is always available to assist every member of our firm (even though we know how busy she is). She pays very close attention to detail and is always up-to-date with the financial aspects of our firm. Tina (and her team) are also very organized, and keep all of our firm’s financial systems and routines running smoothly. Even throughout the pandemic, this same outstanding level of service was maintained at all times. As if all of this wasn’t enough, Tina is also a kind and caring person, and there is no doubt that she is a very valued member of our firm. I truly could not give a higher recommendation for a bookkeeper or accounting firm than I can give for Tina and Accounting for Law.

    Sender B. Tator
    Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator LLP

    Brad Teichman

    My law firm has worked with AFL for more than eight years. Tina Globocki and her team provide timely and reliable service. My partners and I take comfort in knowing that AFL will ensure that our accounting records are accurate and up to date, revenue and expenses are correctly recorded, and our various tax payments are processed on time. This applies to our firm as well as our individual professional corporations. We have no hesitation in recommending AFL’s staff and services to other law firms.

    Brad Teichman
    Overland LLP

    Melissa A. Douglas

    Finding a bookkeeper that has extensive experience, especially with the accounting software we use, was very hard to find. Accounting For Law not only exceeded our expectations, but they helped our Law Firm run smoothly and efficiently. Tina and Amber are amazing to work with and we truly appreciate their dedication and hard work! 🙂

    Melissa A. Douglas
    Barrister & Solicitor

    Mark A. Epstein

    Our experience with Accounting for Law has been excellent right from the start. Tina and Amber are always on top of things, so our reconciliations are completed in a timely fashion and our reporting exceeds what is mandated by the Law Society of Ontario. Even more important, is that Tina and Amber are always available and accessible to deal with any issues or questions that we may have. We are so happy that we found the Accounting for Law team and that they are now a part of our team!”

    Mark A. Epstein
    Epstein & Associates

    Jordan D. Oelbaum

    Accounting for Law has provided our bookkeeping services for our eight member law firm with offices in downtown Toronto and Bowmanville, Ontario, [since 2013]. We have been very impressed and satisfied with the level of service we have received from this firm. The staff have been responsive and extremely dependable over these years. We have had great peace of mind knowing that Accounting for Law is handling our books and we would highly recommend, and have recommended, accounting for Law’s services to our fellow lawyers.

    Jordan D. Oelbaum
    Schnurr, Kirsh, Oelbaum, Tator LLP

    Gary J. McCallum

    I was recently the subject of a routine Law Society of Ontario spot audit. I called upon Accounting for Law for assistance in readying my books for the audit. I was immediately impressed by their responsiveness, knowledge, and professionalism. These qualities continued throughout the audit. As a result of their assistance, the audit went smoothly. I appreciate their assistance and commend their abilities.

    Gary J. McCallum
    Gary J. McCallum Barrister & Solicitor

    Mihkel Holmberg

    We have been extremely satisfied with the level of service we receive from this firm. The staff are responsive, dependable and extremely knowledgeable in their field. We would highly recommend their services to our fellow lawyers.

    Mihkel Holmberg
    Holmberg Watson Business & Estate Lawyers

    Christopher J. Tanzola

    We have comfort and peace of mind with the knowledge that Accounting for Law is handling our books, providing support with accounting software, assisting our day-to-day operations, and working seamlessly with our accountants for tax filing purposes. We would not hesitate to recommend Accounting for Law to our fellow lawyers and firms.

    Christopher J. Tanzola
    Overland LLP

    Alexander S. Yeung

    I have been a client of Accounting for Law since February 2014 and I have been extremely satisfied with the level of service I received from Jacques Tjonasan, and his team of highly qualified bookkeepers and accountants at Accounting for Law Inc.

    Alexander S. Yeung
    Real Estate Lawyer

    Marie Henein

    Jacques Tjonasan has successfully completed bookkeeping tasks and demonstrated expertise in PCLaw, reliability and professionalism. He is responsive and coordinates well when with accountants and other service providers. I have no hesitation in recommending Jacques’ services.

    Marie Henein
    Henein Hutchison LLP

    Clayton C. Ruby

    Most law firms work exclusively with PC Law . . . Finding bookkeepers who are not only competent but proficient in PC Law and law firm accounting is extremely difficult. We sought out this firm [in 2017] and I cannot praise them enough. We have been extremely satisfied with the level of service we receive. We would highly recommend their services to other law firms and sole practitioners.

    Clayton C. Ruby
    Ruby, Shiller & Enenajor Barristers
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    Top Questions

    Why should I hire a Legal Bookkeeper?

    Bookkeepers record the financial transactions of your business. Legal Bookkeepers are professionals that are familiar with the unique requirements of Law Firms. From trust accounting, to Law Society reporting, Legal Bookkeepers understand the necessity to maintain compliance and healthy financial records. Accounting for Law is a Team of Legal Bookkeeping Professionals that can help you with your immediate or long-term needs. Call us today!

    What happens if my system crashes and I lose all my data?

    Accounting for Law offers financial data rebuilds. Our bookkeeping and IT professionals can help you re-enter missing information and get your books back in order. Contact us to find out more.

    I want to change Legal Accounting Software, what do I need to do?

    1. Research which legal accounting software is the best fit for your needs.
    2. Contact the provider to discuss pricing
    3. Contact Accounting for Law to find out how we can help with your data migration

    What does the Law Society look for during spot audits?

    When your local Law Society is auditing your financial records, they look for inconsistencies and/or discrepancies in your books. Trust Accounts need to be reconciled regularly and financial records maintained in order to have a successful audit. Are you preparing your Form 9’s? Are you reconciling your trust account regularly? Do you have uncleared errors in your bank account? If you need help reviewing any of this or need help cleaning up your financial records, call Accounting for Law today!

    Do you offer Payroll/ T4 Filing Services?

    Accounting for Law has an entire department dedicated to Payroll Administration. Some of the highest penalties are related to late filings and source deduction remittances. Don’t get behind, call us now!

    What are your core services?

    Our core services include Trust and General Bank Reconciliations, HST filings, and Yearend Processing.

    What Legal Accounting Software do you recommend?

    Accounting for Law encourages all law firms to research each available software. Software companies offer in-depth demonstrations. Contact them directly to discuss pricing options. Accounting for Law bookkeeping professionals support a wide range of these softwares.

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    Calgary, AB