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1235 Bayly Street Unit 7
Pickering, Ontario
L1W 1L7
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ACCOUNTING for LAW

​Financial peace of mind for lawyers

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100 King Street West, Suite 5600
Toronto, ON
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Maintaining Your Law Firms Financial Records is Critical to the Success of Your Business

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 the Law Society of Ontario By-Laws, which can draw you away from the practice of law. 

We receive great satisfaction in using PCLaw bookkeeping software to assist you in meeting your filing obligations, managing your law firms trust account(s), bank financing, taxes and maintaining LSUC By-Law compliance.

 

Let us help you achieve financial peace of mind.

 
PCLaw Bookkeeping Services:
  • Update Financial Data

    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 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.

  • PCLaw Implementation

    Facilitating the set-up and use of PC Law is an integral part of any new Law Firm start-up.​

    Using our "Firm Assimilation Info Package", we assess your Law firms needs in order to customize and optimize your PC Law software.

  • Trust Account Reports & Reconciliations 

    A monthly reconciliation of all trust accounts is required under  LSUC By-Law 9.

    ​It is vital to build a good accounting support team and correct problems before the spot audit occurs.

    Let Accounting for Law help you apply procedures to prepare the reconciliation and comparison of each of your trust account.

  • PCLaw Training

    Our professional PCLaw Bookkeepers are available to train your Law Firm's existing staff in the use of PC Law for your financial record-keeping.

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

  • PCLaw Security Optimization

    Your Law Firms client and financial data should remain accessible to those approved.

    PC Law provides many layers and levels of security.

  • PCLaw Midstream Implementation

    Some firm's use other methods of Bookkeeping. Whether it's Quickbooks, Lighthouse or Paper and Pencil, we are able to deliver a seamless transition of your current records into PCLaw. 

    There are data transfer options from your existing software.

 

LSUC Spot Audits and You Section 49.2

An exponential expansion of The Law Society Audit Department has occurred in the past several years.

Their mandate is to conduct a spot audit on each Law Firm every five years. All newly formed Law practices must be audited in the first 12 months of operation. Our purpose is to maintain your Law Firm's financial records in accordance with By-Law 9.

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 recordkeeping practices before they lead to serious LSUC non-compliance.  

 

Let us help your Law Firm conduct an internal review well before notice of a Law Society of Ontario 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, contact us...

The Spot Audit Program​

Designed as a pro-active compliance measurement and problem detection tool, Spot Audits measure the integrity of law firm financial filing (By-Law 8), assess ongoing compliance with financial record-keeping requirements (By-Law 9) and the Rules of Professional Conduct, and identify serious misconduct related to financial matters.   

-- Law Society of Upper Canada, Spot Audits and You: Setting Standards...Meeting Expectations [Post], Retrieved from 

http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=2147490015#you

* The below information was obtained from the Law  Society of Ontario (LSO), We do not warrant it's accuracy. 

Preparing for a Spot Audit

Initial Spot Audit Notice

The auditor will fax or e-mail to you a list of books and records the LSO is looking for.

Maintaining Financial Records

Ensure that a paper copy of all financial records, whether entered and posted by mechanical or electronic means, can be produced promptly upon the Law Society of Ontario's request. Section 21 of LSO By-Law 9.

Current Financial Records

Ensure your financial records required to be maintained under Sections 18 & 19 of LSO By-Law 9 are entered and posted current at all times : Subsection 22(1) of LSO By-Law 9.

Completeness of Financial Records

You must include the full particulars as required by the subsections of the LSO By-Law. Each record should indicate which record it is and include your firm name.

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OUR VISION

To provide comprehensive PCLaw bookkeeping services for sole practitioners, partnerships, and small to medium-sized legal firms.

ABOUT AFL

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 The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Our staff is made up of a network of professionals with diverse skill sets.  Our main service centers on our helpful PCLaw bookkeepers.  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 of Upper Canada compliance can be overwhelming. 

Let us help you to achieve financial peace of mind.

 

-- THIS IS WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY --

 

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

In September 2000, after working 9 successful years as a full-time Office Manager/PCLaw 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.

PCLaw was on version 6 of its platform at that time.  Since then, PCLaw has been sold to LexisNexis and advancements have been implemented aggressively.  They are now at version 16 which includes more than 40 functional enhancements from version 15.0.  Significant advances in PCLaw and computer technology has resulted in a strong demand for a unique and specialized skill-set. 

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 professional PCLaw bookkeepers who are LexisNexis PCLaw Certified Independent Consultants on staff. Law firms who benefit from the services of Accounting for Law include firms from Ottawa to Hamilton.​

 HISTORY

 
 

AFL PCLAW TEAM

Jacques Tjonasan, President,
Accounting for Law Inc.
PCLaw Certified Partner

As the principal and founder of Accounting for Law, Jacques utilizes his 25+ years of industry experience to oversee all aspects of the company ensuring that client needs are met at every level.

 

Jacques is fluent in Dutch.

Christine Thompson, Director of Operations,
Accounting for Law Inc.

Christine is a seasoned law firm administrator with over 25 years’ experience in accounting and office management. She has a Diploma in Computer Programming and has been using PCLaw for most of her career. She is also a Pro-Advisor for Quickbooks Desktop and Online. Her entrepreneurial spirit and diverse areas of business experience have given Christine great insight in and through the accounting cycle, financial analysis and year-ends.

JACKIE SHALLHORN
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
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ZVONKA HORTIK
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DIAGNORA TIAMO
BUSINESS MANAGER
NAKISSA KOOMALSINGH
MARKETING COORDINATOR
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AMBER IRETON 
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SENIOR ASSOCIATE
LILA PATCHETT 
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ADAM MOHAMMED
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1235 Bayly Street, Unit 7 Pickering, Ontario, L1W 1L7

Email: accounting@forlaw.ca
Tel:  1 905-492-5522

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We are a Bookkeeping Firm with locations in downtown Toronto, Pickering, Mississauga, and Ottawa, that provides PCLaw Bookkeeping for lawyers and small to medium-sized legal firms from Canada's eastern province of British Columbia to eastern Ontario (Ottawa). Services include PCLaw Bookkeeping, Support, Training, Security, and Installation. Law firm trust accounting solutions.  Exceptional law firm-record keeping (in compliance with The Law Society of Ontario and Canada’s 14 provincial and territorial law societies) for high-net-worth individuals, solo practitioners,  or small to medium-sized legal practices in Ontario. 

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