Skadden is seeking a Client Accounting Assistant to join our Client Accounting team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Client Accounting Assistant will play an integral role in helping the firm high-quality service to clients. The team of knowledgeable and talented staff at Skadden are dedicated to supported our lawyers in delivering excellence in legal and client services.
Provides client accounting analysis and billing support to partners. Prepares bills, completes partner edits, prepares internal forms and back-up including preparation of narrative descriptions, write-offs, transfers, retainer and on-account applications. Works closely with supervisor and team members to meet department service guidelines. Reviews outstanding balance reports. Responds to inquiries and requests for information made by attorneys, secretaries, legal assistants and staff using effective communication skills, both oral and written. Maintains complete and up-to-date files for each partner and/or client. Handles assigned partner(s) billing and collection activity. Communicates situations requiring escalation to management. Actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all Client Accounting procedures and processes. Updates and maintains logs for billing, reminder memos and partner responses Documents meetings/discussions with partners for actions and/or later follow-up. Performs frequent physical exertion including: sitting, repetitive use of both hands, lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems. Demonstrates close attention to detail. Able to work independently as well as effectively within a team. Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
Bachelor's Degree and minimum of one year general office experience.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment 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, physical or mental 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.
If you are having technical issues applying for a position, please contact your local internet service provider. Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact Jennifer Lee at (212) 735-2073.