tax technician

Estate Administrator

Personal Insolvency Practice

Location: Toronto
tax technician
Permanent Full-Time Role

Reporting to: Partner, Senior Specialist and Managers

Crowe Soberman LLP is more than one of Canada’s premier independent chartered professional accounting firms.  We are a group of passionate people, delivering meaningful results to our clients.  We are currently looking for a proactive, self-starter to join our team as an Estate Administrator for the Personal Insolvency practice. 

Position Summary

The candidate for this particular position will be responsible for both the Summary Administration and Consumer Proposal file portfolios and be able to work independently.  Must have excellent knowledge of the ASCEND application, as well as Excel and Microsoft. Knowledge of Docusign and Syngrafii is an asset

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

An Estate Administrator will have completed the Insolvency Administrator’s Qualification Program, as well as the Insolvency Counsellor Qualification Program. The candidate will have excellent knowledge of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and be knowledgeable in the application of the Income Tax Act, as well as various other Acts that affect the insolvency Industry, PPSA, Landlord & Tenant Act, Ontario Corporations Act, etc.

Specifically, the duties of the Estate Administrator are:


  • Excellent knowledge of the BIA
  • Attendance & Interview of Potential Bankrupts 
  • Preparing Statutory Documents for Signature
  • Mailings to Creditors, Debtors, and Other Stakeholders 
  • Performing Statutory Counselling of Debtors (All Offices)
  • Report to Trustee/Manager on all aspects of the file
  • Surplus Income and Conditional Discharge Calculations
  • Asset/Fee control and follow-up
  • Bankrupt Discharge Procedures, Reports, and Court requirements


  • Excellent Knowledge of Division II Proposals and Timelines
  • Attendance & Interview of Potential Debtors
  • Preparation of Statutory Documents for Signature
  • Surplus Income and Proposal Payment Calculations
  • Preparing Statutory Documents for Signature
  • Reporting to Trustee/Manager on all aspects of the file 
  • Correspondence & Interaction with Debtors & Creditors
  • Follow-up and Negotiations with creditors and debtors
  • Performing Statutory Counselling of Consumer Debtors (All Offices)
  • Payment, Arrears, and Milestone Tracking


  • Assisting with telephones, mailings, attendance Bankruptcy Court office
  • Varied reports and calculations involving excellent Excel and Word skills
  • Tracking of files, estate payables, time summaries 
  • Supporting Trustees with statutory requirements for Corporate and Personal Ordinary Files
  • Preparation of Dealing with Newspaper ads as required 
  • Division I Proposals, research, preparation of statutory documents and administrative assistance to the Trustee
  • Varied projects, research, investigations involving corporate bankruptcies or receiverships books and records


  • Insolvency Administrator’s Qualification Program;
  • Insolvency Counsellor Qualification Program;
  • At least three to four years’ practical experience.

Key Competencies 

Personal Effectiveness

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Dedication and strong work ethic;
  • Positive team player;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Solid knowledge of the BIA;
  • Requires little supervision on routine tasks;
  • Able to prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously.
Client Service
  • Excellent client service skills, with the desire and ability to understand the clients' needs.
  • Comfortable making contact with clients; conscious of client relations and expectations.

Computer Skills

  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Docusign, an asset
  • Syngrafii, an asset

Located in the heart of mid-town Toronto, we offer a convenient work location that is accessible by public transit for this permanent full time role.  We offer a competitive compensation package that is commensurate with your experience. To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to

Crowe Soberman LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, and visible minority group members. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process, please advise us in advance. We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities and will accommodate such disabilities at all times during the recruiting process. We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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