Corporate Law Clerk / Paralegal & Contract Administrator

April 3 2021
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing
Toronto, ON
EY’s people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and strategy and transaction services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY Canada continually strives to be a great place to work.

The opportunity

EY Canada is looking for an experienced candidate to join its General Counsel’s Office. We are a team of in-house lawyers and staff based at EY Canada’s head office in downtown Toronto, although currently working from home. You will perform corporate law clerk functions including maintaining minute books, preparing director/shareholder resolutions, conducting searches and maintaining corporate & regulatory registrations.
In addition, you will assist with commercial contracting matters in support of EY Canada's professional services business. Candidates should be positive and solution-oriented, with strong analytical and drafting skills.
Your key responsibilities
  • Maintain corporate records for our various legal entities, including minute books, annual resolutions and ancillary documentation
  • Prepare various provincial filings and ensure they are filed on a timely basis with the appropriate registry, including being able to e-file filings with applicable registries
  • Draft and file articles of incorporation, amendment, amalgamation, dissolution, business name registrations, etc., as needed
  • Assist with regulatory filings/permits, registrations & business licenses, & requests from regulators
  • Assist with Ernst & Young Global membership documentation requirements
  • Perform legal and non-legal research and undertake ad-hoc projects
  • Serve as initial point of contact for certain internal requests for legal assistance and triage of internal requests
  • Support internal EY lawyers in the reviewing, editing, and negotiation of certain common agreements, such as confidentiality agreements, waiver letters, engagement letters, subcontractor agreements & procurement agreements
  • Review request for proposals (RFPs), client questionnaires and related documents and direct internal business teams to appropriate responses & resources
  • Maintain internal contract databases, tools & templates and field requests for template documents and standard internal guidance
  • Coordinate insurance matters, including insurance filings & insurance certificates
  • Respond to access to information requests

To qualify for the role, you must have
  • Post-secondary education, or Paralegal certification or diploma, or ILCO certification
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Current knowledge of corporate law requirements associated with maintenance of corporate records and appropriate filings (i.e. OBCA, CBCA, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Be motivated and proactive, with ability to prioritize and effectively meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on exceptional client service
  • A professional approach & excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Proficiency with common applications and online tools (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers and have a very strong attention to detail and the ability to meet multiple and/or unexpected deadlines in a demanding environment.

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today.

EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
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