Bernard is Supervisor of Operational Accounting at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP (formerly Davis LLP). During his 10 years with the firm he has held a number of positions, including finance and operations. He is also the co-ordinator nationally for eBilling support, in the role of eBilling Administrator. Bernard has worked in finance and in other administrative capacities in the legal industry for more than 15 years.
Prior to joining DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Bernard worked as a Programmer/Analyst and Project Manager for a legal accounting software company for 11 years. As Project Manager he was responsible for designing and implementing post-installation accounting processes and procedures for a number of firms across the country and internationally.
Being a part of TLOMA gives their members the opportunity for professional growth and development within their chosen professions. In addition to enhancing his professional development through TLOMA, Bernard has played an active role within the Association by sitting on the Nominating Committee for two years (second year as Chair), and the Conference Committee, as Event Liaison, also for two years. This year he is delighted to be back on the Conference Committee again, now in the role of Conference Chair. Bernard has continued with his professional development outside of TLOMA by taking courses in finance and executive coaching.
In his free time, Bernard enjoys classical singing, going to the theatre and the symphony, and the occasional opera. He travels as much as he can, with regular trips to his home province of Newfoundland to visit his family and to Mexico, his favourite sun destination.