Legal Biller

Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: Up to £30000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH232124_1555605544

A large law firm is looking for a Legal Biller to join their Finance team. Your main responsibility will be contributing to the effectiveness of the Finance department by providing a comprehensive and efficient service to internal and external clients in order that the business objectives of the firm and the department are achieved.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing a comprehensive billing service
  • Ensuring that fee earners fully comply with comprehensive time recording policies and registering all disbursements to ensure accurate defence costs MI
  • Tracking and chasing incomplete time entries
  • Producing and circulating WIP reports as required (at least monthly)
  • Proactively engaging fee earners to ensure prompt billing to minimise WIP lockup
  • Checking charge rates and ensuring compliance with client service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Proactively liaising with the Financial Operations Database team to ensure the accounting system contains complete and up to date billing information in line with current SLAs
  • Maintaining matter budgets and resolving billing related issues, to avoid delays to revenue cycle
  • Drafting interim and final bills as requested (in accordance with SLA), ensuring complete and accurate billing information
  • Responding to all queries and requests in a timely and efficient manner, referring complex and contentious issues to the Assistant Billing Manager

Key requirements:

  • Commitment to delivering a professional service to the highest standards with a strong focus on client service
  • Self-motivated, proactive and strong team member
  • Good attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise workloads
  • Strong ability to develop knowledge through practical experience
  • Working knowledge of legal billing cycles and WIP
  • Knowledge of SRA accounts rules and VAT  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a confident telephone manner and strong writing skills
  • Good level of IT skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Ideally a working knowledge of Elite 3E or similar financial systems

If you fit the above description and are interested in this role, please apply with your updated CV.