Location:  Belfast

Workplace:  Hybrid

The Opportunity:

The Rates Analysis Specialist will guide the Rates Analysis Analysts' team in the analysis, implementation, and maintenance of the rates elements of client agreements, to reduce leakage sustainably and efficiently.

Working at Baker McKenzie:

Baker McKenzie is the world’s leading law firm with offices all over the world. Our Belfast Centre is home to over 400 teammates in both legal and professional services such as finance, IT, marketing, and business support.

We offer one of the best workplace benefits packages in the business with comprehensive private health cover, income protection, life assurance and a full employee assistance plan. These and a host of other benefits make us one of the most desirable companies to work for in Belfast.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, and equity for all and are confident we can provide a career as individual and as exceptional as you.

About the role:

As part of this role, the successful candidate will:


  • Serve as an expert and guide operations related to the rates analysis process, including review of client agreements, analysis of current setups, and ensuring proper rates setups in SAP are aligned based on the Client's agreement.
  • Assist in the development of process and technical solutions to support and streamline the pricing process.
  • Assist in the development of training materials that support the rates analysis process. 
  • Assess Volume Discount Tracking and Application between SAP and the client systems based on the client's agreement.
  • Assist in the Client's rates onboarding process to the global transition to the team.
  • Review and provide a quality audit of Client Profile’s Fee Arrangements and Matter check maintenance for SAP Set-up and suggest improvements to be made to current pricing set-ups in SAP.
  • Serve as a point of contact for centre personnel when guidance or issue resolution is required.  
  • Promote a highly professional and high-performing culture across teams; identify opportunities allowing for employee growth. 
  • Implement the most efficient way of ensuring client pricing information (for client agreements) is recorded to support the Billing team.
  • Monitor that the Firm’s central repository properly reflects the actual pricing used for Billing.
  • Implement ways to reduce billing rejections due to pricing errors.

Essential Criteria:

To be successful in this role you will need:

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration, commerce, finance, liberal arts, or related courses 
  • Good experience in a billing role
  • General understanding of accounting or finance principles as well as the specific law firm or professional service accounting structure, environment, and requirements
  • Keen attention to detail and effective organizational skills
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Confident to escalate and ask questions, especially when being asked to deviate from standard processes. 
  • Knowledge and experience of financial systems (SAP preferred but not required)
  • 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 demands, including learning new skills when required.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction, follow up on own initiative.
  • Flexibility to work a reasonable shifting requirement is required.