Client Accounting Training & Development Specialist

New York

Job Summary

About Us 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity to deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers. 

The Opportunity
We are seeking a Client Accounting Training & Development Specialist . This position is responsible for designing and implementing learning and development programs that support the needs of the Client Accounting department including training in business applications, professional skills and Client-specific processes and procedures, in both physical and virtual classroom settings.  Responsibilities also include testing new programs, developing new processes and creating, revising, delivering and tracking all training necessary to manage change and integrate new programs and processes into the daily work routine.

  • Schedules, tracks and provides training to a diverse group of users, including managers and supervisors, all groups within the department (e.g., Compliance, Billing & Collections, Strategy & Analysis), introductory training for new hires and training for other departments (e.g., Secretarial Services).
  • Follows established department curriculum and provides recommendations for updates to keep information aligned with current policies, procedures and billing trends. 
  • Creates, updates and maintains training materials, including PowerPoint presentations, training manuals, handouts, practice exercises and system documentation.
  • Evaluates and revises training and development programs as necessary, to adapt to the changing needs of the department and our Clients.
  • Keeps training programs interactive and engaging for trainees.
  • Conducts technical and professional skills training sessions tailored for specific users' roles, departments and level of experience.
  • Works with managers/supervisors on transitioning new hires from training to mentoring.
  • Tests software upgrades and implementations, documents new/modified procedures, creates and provides training, assists with developing test cases, identifying people to test, troubleshooting issues and conducting follow-up.

Technical Training

  • Trains identified Client Accounting personnel, domestic and international, on core department programs (e.g., Aderant Expert, Star Collect) and macro reporting tools, ensuring thorough knowledge of the resources available for their specific job functions.
  • Actively participates in the testing, documentation and implementation of new and upgraded business applications.
  • Documents and provides training on Client-specific processes and procedures.

Professional Skills Training

  • Partners with Client Accounting managers and supervisors to validate and develop professional skills training programs. 
  • Develops, delivers and maintains various professional skills training programs, i.e., communication, writing, customer service, etc.
  • 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 in legal billing
  • Ability to gain a strong command of new systems, including Aderant Expert and Star Collect. 
  • Ability to plan, research, write, and produce technical training materials for business applications, including presentations and exercises.
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and entire MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues, identify solutions and communicate steps needed for resolution.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and professionalism, maintaining a high standard of professionalism in all interactions with partners, attorneys, support staff, clients and others.
  • Proficient in training methodologies and curriculum development.
  • Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
  • Flexibility to accommodate various time zones and work with a global workforce.
  • Flexibility to travel.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years related work experience in a professional services environment - legal billing and corporate training experience for a corporate law firm preferred

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $115,000 - $125,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law. 

Culture & Life at Skadden
What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community, and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity, and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the Firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the Firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.

The overall well-being of our team is important to us. We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.  

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k), and voluntary benefits. 
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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