Job Summary

Skadden, Arps is in search of a Client Accounting Assistant in our New York Office.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Review information for client matters which partners are responsible for billing/collecting.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Ability to learn various PC applications
  • Knowledge of Aderant
  • Ability to organize/prioritize work
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Works well under pressure
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • One to two years of relevant experience preferred
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EEO Statement

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