Client Accounting Coordinator

Palo Alto

Job Summary

Provides client accounting analysis and billing support to partners.  Coordinates client accounting activity for assigned partners and practice areas to meet service guidelines. Works closely with Client Accounting Supervisor.

 

  • Handles complex billing and client analysis projects.
  • Reviews outstanding balance reports and is proactive about trouble spots.
  • Understands and responds to inquiries and requests made by clients, attorneys and support staff.
  • Provides relevant knowledge and support to others in the Firm.
  • Ability to formulate strong work team relationships both internally and externally.
  • Prepares bills and internal forms including appropriate back-up required to process monthly reminder memos, A/R write-offs, retainer and on-account applications, etc.
  • Handles assigned partner(s) billing and collection activity.
  • Documents meetings/discussions with partners for actions and/or later follow-up.
  • Actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all Client Accounting procedures and processes.
  • Maintains complete and up-to-date files for each partner and/or client.
  • Updates and maintains logs for billing, reminder memos and responses.
  • 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.  

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Aderant, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to work and develop skills independently
  • Deals courteously and effectively with others
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Flexibility to travel to other Skadden offices to attend training

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum one year legal billing work experience with some account analysis related functions
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