Legal Biller

Recruiter
Career Legal Ltd
Location
Romford
Posted
06 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My Client is a growing international law firm specializing in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance, reinsurance and liability areas. They are looking to hire a Legal Biller for their busy Essex office.

The Legal Biller will work alongside the Billing team and the credit control and cashiering teams to ensure the smooth running of the firm.

Responsibilities

  • Providing a comprehensive billing service
  • Monitoring non chargeable time
  • Ensuring that fee earners fully comply with, comprehensive time recording policies and registering all disbursements
  • Producing and circulating Work in Progress (WIP) reports as required (at least monthly)
  • Checking charge rates and compliance with any Client Service Level Agreements (SLA), liaising with the Revenue MI Team as required
  • Liaising with the New Business Intake (NBI) team to set up and maintain client and matter details on the accounting system
  • Working with NBI team to proactively resolve billing information issues and maintain matter budgets before delays impact the revenue cycle
  • Drafting interim and final bills as requested (in accordance with SLA), ensuring completeness of billing information
  • Responding to all requests in a timely and efficient manner
  • Tracking and chasing unsettled draft bills on a regular basis, providing reports to the Team Leaders to chase up defaulters
  • Ensuring any amendments are processed and permanently changed in billing set-up where appropriate
  • Engrossing bills as required, maximising WIP captured and the efficiency with which bills are delivered within and compliant to the SLA of the clients
  • Responding to information requests promptly, referring any complex queries to the Assistant Billing Manager
  • Attending meetings with the fee earning teams to discuss overall performance and obtain billing pledges for each month, review WIP, client account balances and any WIP write offs, in accordance with the firms Write off Policy
  • Dispatching bills to clients, working closely with the Credit Control and Revenue MI teams to ensure the prompt and efficient delivery of bills
  • Drafting, amending and coordinating the lodgement of e-bills
  • Showing a high level of dedication and flexibility, to ensure strict billing schedules are adhered to as and when required
  • Ensuring a high standard of work output and quality of information
  • Working with the Billing Manager, Assistant Billing Manager and other processing teams to implement changes, to maximise efficiency and level of service.
  • Referring any contentious issues to the Assistant Billing Manager and Billing Manager
  • Undertaking any other relevant tasks as specified by the firm
  • Ensuring a proactive approach is taken to carrying out all duties to maintain/improve client relations and goodwill
  • Adhering to the firm’s working practices, quality procedures and protocols and information security policies as specified by the firm
  • Being subject to varying degrees of supervision on a day to day basis liaising with the Assistant Billing Manager and other supervisors on a regular basis
  • Working on your own initiative
  • Undertaking any specific training course identified by the HR Department, line managers or external training provider
  • Ensuring confidentiality and security of all practice and client’s documentation and all information
  • Operating safely in the work place
  • Undertaking any other adhoc duties requested by the Assistant Billing Managers, Billing Manager or Accounting Services Manager.
  • Candidate Profile

  • Commitment to delivering a professional service to the highest standards with a strong focus on client service
  • Working knowledge of Legal Billing cycles and WIP
  • Knowledge of Solicitors Accounting Rules and VAT
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritise workloads
  • Proactive team player
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a confident telephone manner and strong writing skills
  • Good level of IT skills, including Word and Excel. Ideally a working knowledge of Elite 3E or similar financial systems
  • Important Notice

    It is Career Legal’s policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you.

    Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this permanent / temporary / fixed term contract vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.


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