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Client Accounting Assistant

Client Accounting Assistant

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A Client Accounting Assistant’s responsibilities are focused on supporting multiple accounting functions, including staffing the firmwide Billing Helpline, clearing and monitoring personal account balances and entering cash receipts. The Client Accounting Assistant is responsible for learning and executing not only the primary tasks assigned, but also the tasks of their co-workers so they can provide backup when needed.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Share the responsibility of staffing the firmwide Billing Helpline during normal business hours; provide a prompt and courteous response to inquiries received via phone call or email.
  • Complete billing maintenance requests such as time and cost transfers, bill reversals, write offs and client matter maintenance updates.
  • Manage personal accounts by processing payments made to internal accounts and responding to inquiries regarding statements; maintain awareness of account balances, work with employees to clear outstanding balances and escalate delinquent accounts to management.
  • Assist with the application of client payments by entering receivables into the Elite billing system on the day of deposit.
  • Complete data integrity projects as needed which include clean up and maintenance of data in the Elite billing system.
  • Monitor the Firm’s audit inquiry requests and generate audit reports
  • Other responsibilities include assisting the Client Accounting supervisor and manager as needed and performing other related duties as assigned.


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 (current employees should contact Human Resources).


Education and/or Experience:


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office



  • Bachelor’s level degree
  • Previous law firm experience
  • Data entry skills
  • Knowledge of Elite Enterprise


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.