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Billing Coordinator - Legal




Job Number: 117898
Offered Through: Brilliant Financial Search
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Permanent
Degree:
Job Post Date: 10/18/2018
Job Description:
A well-established law firm headquartered in Downtown Chicago with multiple offices throughout the country is seeking a qualified billing analyst/biller to support its operations.  The legal billing analyst/biller compiles, manages, and executes attorney billing. May also perform a variety of other accounting and bookkeeping duties according to established policies and procedures. Maintains contact with attorneys, staff, vendors and clients and observes confidentiality of client and firm matters.
 
Responsibilities of the Legal Billing Analyst/Biller:
 
Compiles and bills attorney hours to clients every month.  Create new billing formats as needed.
Reviews and edits pre-bills in response to attorney and secretary requests.
Create billing schedules and various other billing analyses as required.
Creates and prints final client billing.
Creates and distributes monthly reports.
Apply retainer funds as directed by attorney.
Process write-offs following Firm policy.
Review and verify accuracy of billing and supporting documentation as required.
Research and respond to inquiries regarding billing issues and problems.
Utilizes computerized accounting and payables software programs (CMS, Excel, Word) to perform duties and responsibilities.
May assist in preparing documentation and responses for legal inquiries litigation and court appearances.
Assists with special projects as needed.
 
Requirements:
 
Qualifications of the Legal Billing Analyst/Biller:
 
Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred
1 year hands-on billing experience in a law firm required.
CMS, Elite, Javelan (or equivalent accounting software) experience
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office
Ability to organize work flow and use time efficiently
Ability to show strong attention to detail
Ability to perform at high levels in a fast paced ever-changing work environment and successfully adapt to changing priorities and work demands
Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction, follow up on own initiative
Ability to execute complex bills in a timely manner (i.e., multiple discounts by matter, split-party billing, preparation of electronic bills).
Ability to handle a high volume of bills per month.
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with attorneys, secretaries, and clients.

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