Sidley Austin LLP

  • Billing Specialist

    Recruiting Location US-DC-Washington
    Department
    Billing
  • Summary

    The Billing Specialist will assist attorneys in preparation of bills to clients and performs follow up action on past due client accounts. He/she will provide administrative and accounting support to Attorneys and Accounting department staff. He/she will answer billing questions and researches billing related issues, prepares and distributes billing proformas, invoices and billing related reports. The Billing Specialist will manage client accounts according to the billing agreements and performs necessary maintenance and will manage past due accounts and performs necessary follow up action. He/she will act as a billing advisor to attorneys and insures that all transactions are recorded according to accounting standards.

    Duties and Responsibilities

     

    • Perform daily activities of the billing function in support of Partners and Clients. This includes but is not limited to Proforma generation and edits, creating timecard summaries, updating matter and Timekeeper rates and running client reports at the request of the Partners and Attorneys.
    • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and acceptance of invoices on a monthly basis. Effectively follow up with Billing Partners and others in order to resolve client billing issues and ensure invoices are approved and billed.
    • Understand and ensure correct implementation of client Outside Counsel Guidelines.
    • Ensure electronic invoices (EDI) are processed accurately and efficiently.
    • Must be highly detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrates professional and highly-developed communication skills. Ability to deal professionally and courteously with attorneys, staff, vendors, and clients of the Firm while observing confidentiality of client and firm matters.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

    Education and/or Experience:

    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree or two years of related experience in an accounting department
    • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
    • Understanding of general accounting principals as they apply to Billings and A/R
    • Excellent math aptitude

     

    Preferred:

    • Previous law firm experience
    • Implementation of, or exposure to various client billing agreements
    • Experience with electronic billing and electronic billing vendors
    • Knowledge of Elite, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office

     

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    Strong organizational skills

    Strong attention to detail

    Good judgment

    Strong interpersonal communication skills

    Strong analytical and problem solving skills

    Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others

    Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion

    Able to work under pressure

    Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

     

    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

     

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