Client Accounting Assistant

New York

Job Summary

This role reviews information for client matters, which partners are responsible for billing/collecting, as well as handles complex billing and client analysis projects as needed. Additionally, this position:

  • Handles complex billing and client analysis projects as needed.
  • Document meetings/discussions with partners for actions and/or later follow-up. Prepare bills, internal forms and back-up including preparation of narrative descriptions, write offs, transfers, retainer and on account application.  Follows-up processing of such paperwork.
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for information made by attorneys, legal assistants and staff.
  • Participates in answering and serving the Firm’s billing and collection help line. Updates monthly reminder memos and lists for distribution by department target date.  Follows-up reminder memo responses, including sending reminder letters, preparing A/R write-offs and providing back-up and/or additional information.
  • Update the department’s central reminder letter schedule.
  • Updates and maintains information for billing logs, reminder memo logs and response sheet, partner serviced list/production log, and client/matter logs.
  • Maintains complete and up to date files for each partner and /or client.
  • Communicates situations as they evolve that may require supervisor follow-up, such as bills not returned from attorney, difficult requests, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Aderant knowledge
  • Ability to learn various PC applications
  • Ability to organize/prioritize work
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Works well under pressure
  • Deals with courteously/effectively with others
  • Pays attentions to detail
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • One to two years of related experience
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