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May

Supervisions Manager, External Interventions

Queensland Law Society - Brisbane City, QLD

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About us

Queensland Law Society (QLS) is the professional body for legal practitioners, representing more than 14,000 members state-wide. We lead the legal profession by advocating for good law and supporting good lawyers.


About the role

We are looking for a Supervisions Manager, External Interventions who can ensure the Society discharges its obligations under the Legal Profession Act 2007 with respect to the discharge of external intervention functions when officers of the team are appointed as external interveners. This role will report through to our Manager, External Interventions.


Some of your key accountabilities will include:

  • To accept appointment as Supervisor of the Trust money of Law Practices;
  • To be the prime contact person for issues regarding supervisions;
  • Drafting of applications for the appointment of receivers of law practices and supervisors of trust money
  • Receive and review a variety of items including cheque/EFT/PEXA requests, monthly reconciliation reports, declarations, statements and invoicing.
  • Liaise with each Practice in supervision to correct their Trust Accounting processes and to make recommendations whether a supervision should continue or be terminated or whether other regulatory action is required;
  • Systems administrator for the Society for supervised Practices in PEXA;
  • Liaison between the Society and Trust Account Bankers;
  • Assist, as directed by the Manager External Investigations, with management and disbursement of Trust monies in Trust Accounts of Law Practices in Receivership.

To succeed in the role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business or equivalent which provides immediate eligibility for CPA or CAANZ certification (essential).
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire and develop a team of professionals committed to excellence.
  • Sound knowledge of contemporary accounting practices and principles.
  • Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of the Legal Profession Act 2007 and the Legal Profession Regulation 2017 and other legislation applicable to the operations of Law Practices, in particular Law Practice Trust Accounts.
  • The ability to examine legal accounting records and client files to ascertain whether client funds have been properly dealt with.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to prepare complex reports and recommendations.
  • Strong negotiation and consulting skills.
  • Sound time management skills in order to plan, prioritise and work to regular type deadlines.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience.

For more information about the role, including obtaining a copy of the position description, please email People and Culture on employment@qls.com.au or call 07 3842 5919.


Why work for us

With a commitment to continuous improvement and exceptional customer service, along with a passion for our vision of Good Law, Good Lawyers, Public Good, QLS continues to serve the legal profession and the community in Queensland in new and innovative ways.

QLS strives for diversity, inclusion and equality of our people. We seek a workforce that is representative of our members. We encourage people of all cultures, age, sexual orientation or abilities to apply.