Client Accounting Assistant

Washington, D.C.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking three (3) Client Accounting Assistants 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 provide high-quality service to clients.

The Client Accounting Assistant provides client accounting analysis and billing support to part­ners. Prepares bills and follows-up on all matters of billing and collection and responds to related internal inquiries. Works closely with department team members to meet department service guidelines. Assists billing coordinators with complex billing assignments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews information for client matters which partners are respon­si­ble for bill­ing/collecting.
  • Documents meetings/discussions with partners for actions and/or later follow-up.
  • Prepares bills, internal forms and back-up including prepa­ration of narra­tive de­scrip­tions, write-offs, trans­fers, retainer and on-ac­count applica­tions. Fol­lows-up pro­cessing of such paper­work.
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for information made by attorneys, legal assistants and professional 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 accounts receivable write-offs and providing back-up and/or additional information. Updates the department's central reminder letter schedule.
  • Updates and maintains information for billing logs, reminder memo logs & 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 follow-up, such as bills not returned from attorneys, difficult requests, etc.
  • Actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all Client Accounting Department procedures and processes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Aderant, Starcollect, Outook, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting abilities.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of one year of related experience.
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