Sidley Austin LLP

  • Client Arrangements Analyst

    Recruiting Location US-IL-Chicago
  • Summary

    The Client Arrangements Analyst is responsible for supporting the billing partners and Billing department by reviewing and implementing our client fee arrangements and the requirements contained in Outside Counsel Guidelines and electronic billing guidelines.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Understand the client arrangements cycle thoroughly.
    • Work closely with Firm billing partners, billing specialists, other Firm departments, and clients (as necessary) to determine our client fee arrangements.
    • Prepare analyses of billing information to assist billing partners in developing fee arrangement proposals.
    • Communicate the client fee arrangements and billing requirements to appropriate Firm personnel effectively.
    • Review and analyze our client fee arrangements and Outside Counsel Guidelines to ensure the corresponding billing information is properly set up in our financial and legal management system (Elite Enterprise).
    • Assist with special projects as needed. Special projects may include: Outside Counsel Guideline process administration, rate code administration, New Client reporting, accrual reporting, etc. for select clients.
    • Evaluate our current processes and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Address questions and issues that arise due to the set-up of billing information in Elite from individuals at various levels across the Firm’s offices worldwide and from clients.
    • Conduct root cause analyses to identify opportunities for process improvements and training that could prevent similar issues in the future through the process of addressing questions, issues, and fulfilling normal daily activities.
    • Provide excellent client service to our attorneys, billing specialists, client and other Firm personnel.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    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:


    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office



    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, technology or similar field.
    • Experience with Elite Enterprise
    • Experience with electronic billing systems


    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
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job


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



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