Description

To be responsible for providing comprehensive and commercially focused support across Intake, Billing, and Collections for a portfolio of clients. This involves managing the overall health of the client relationship from a finance perspective.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the process of creating and distributing budget and accruals data on a regular basis (for all clients)
  • Carry out necessary steps to submit accruals and budgets to clients via email or E-Billing systems. Provide updates to the matter Management team to ensure SAP reflects the same budget figures and fixed fee amounts
  • Monitor approvals of budgets in E-Billing systems and escalate issues
  • Follow-up with markets and partners on outstanding Work In Progress and Accounts Receivable issues in a coordinated manner with Client Support Specialists, Billing, and Collections teams
  • Support Client Support Specialist and In Market Business Partner teams with compiling client specific reports, as required

Experience Required

  • Experience within a Finance function, demonstrating finance skills and experience applicable to the role, preferably within the legal industry but not compulsory
  • Experience with accruals and / or budgets and managing data
  • Understanding of E-Billing Systems preferable but not compulsory
  • Strong Excel skills and experience in compiling reports.
  • Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office
  • Keen attention to details and effective organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal effectively at all levels throughout an international firm and with firm clients
  • Must be confident to escalate and ask questions, especially when being asked to deviate from standard processes
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform at high levels in a fast paced ever-changing work environment and successfully adapt to changing priorities and work demand, including learning new skills when required
  • SAP and / or Billing experience desirable
  • Experience in any facet of finance preferably on the accounts receivable and billing
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accountancy/Banking and Finance/Management preferred
  • Experience in management reporting, consolidation and data analysis is an advantage
  • An energetic, forward thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image
  • An individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus who is well organized and a team player
  • Experience as an adviser to senior leadership of key issues in making informed decisions
  • Highly articulate and confident and can communicate even amongst senior leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal effectively at all levels throughout an international firm