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Law Firm Billing Coordinator (23920)


Designation: Direct Hire Category: Accounting Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 23920  


Job Description:

This non-exempt position is responsible for compiling, managing and executing attorney billing.  This includes gathering all billing information, creating and obtaining approval on proformas, and creating and distributing final invoices.  This individual will interface with billing attorneys, staff and Firm clients while maintaining confidentiality of client and firm matters.

 

Essential Duties

  • Review and edit proformas in response to attorney and secretary requests;

  • Execute complex bills in a timely manner (e.g., multiple discounts by matter, split‐party billing, preparation of electronic bills);

  • Submit bills electronically to e‐billing sites;

  • Configure and maintain information on e‐billing sites including setting up new clients;

  • Ensure compliance with existing Firm billing policies and procedures, recommending changes when necessary;

  • Review, assess and ensure compliance with Outside Counsel Policies and Procedures;

  • Review, assess and provide feedback, when requested, on the billing requirements within new client engagement letters;

  • Create and maintain desktop procedures including any attorney, client or matter special handling requirements;

  • Review and approve all new client and matter intake forms to ensure accurate system setup;

  • Assist with testing any new application changes or enhancements;

  • Ensure compliance with any client-specific reporting requirements (e.g. accruals, budgets, timekeepers, rates);

  • Communicate professionally and courteously with clients, attorneys, paralegals, and other staff;

  • Create billing schedules and various other billing analyses as needed;

 

Other Duties

  • Assist with special projects as needed.

  • Preform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

 

Knowledge/Experience

One to three years of relevant experience is required. This individual must have proficient knowledge in accounting processes and Microsoft Office applications, primarily Excel, Word and Outlook.  A solid understanding of the billing processes in the professional services industry (ideally within a law firm environment) is preferred. A broad range of technical ability, with a demonstrated aptitude and willingness to learn new software/applications is needed for this position.

 

Skills

The Billing Coordinator must have superior attention to detail, time management and organizational skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate must possess strong analytical skills and be able to effectively multi-task and prioritize work to meet aggressive deadlines. The individual must possess strong client focus, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work both individually and as a member of a team. The ability to work with many different types of personalities at all levels of organization is a must.

 

Education

An Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field is required; a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.

 

Physical Demands

Must be able to move around the office up to 15% of the time to make copies, fax, file, etc; Remains stationary at least 85% of the time. This position operates computers and other office productivity machines (e.g., fax machine, copier, printer, etc) on a regular basis. Occasionally required to move documents or files weighing up to 15 lbs; This position requires constant communication and exchange of information with the Firm attorneys, clients and staff; This position must be able to inspect and

observe information on a computer screen at least 80% of the time.
 

Contact:
Becky Barclay