Sr Client Billing Specialist

Employer
K&L Gates LLP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 30, 2018
Closes
Aug 13, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
FIRM DESCRIPTION K&L Gates LLP delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with more than 2,000 lawyers across five continents. Positioned at strategic intersections of the global economy, K&L Gates has one of the largest contingents of lawyers and offices across the United States of any law firm and strong local presence in key capital cities and world commercial and financial centers. The firm's extensive latticework of lawyers, practices, and offices - more than 300 lawyers in Europe's largest economies and one of the largest international practices in Asia among US law firms - creates a worldwide network to serve clients' growing international needs, with lawyers counseling clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law and litigation. Watch our video, "Grow Your Career at K&L Gates," to really get a sense of what sets us apart from other law firms. JOB SUMMARY POSITION SUMMARY A senior level biller who is responsible for reviewing, editing, preparing, and submitting invoices in accordance with firm and client guidelines for each assigned office. KEY RELATIONSHIPS Internally, responsible for communicating with timekeepers, other local billing groups, firmwide Accounting/Finance, legal secretaries, and administrative support staff. Externally, responsible for working with vendors and responding to client inquiries. ESSENTIAL DUTIES * Work as the liaison between their assigned billing attorneys and the billing department in a fast-paced accounting department and will be responsible for billing for US and foreign patents and trademark clients. * Generating proformas, editing, finalizing invoices, and generating related billing reports. * Coordinate all functions related to e-billing which include utilizing the e-billing software to upload and correct rejected invoices. * Coordinate the matter ID and/or rates. Should be able to work independently and also a team worker. EXPERIENCE * At least 5 years of legal IP billing experience and the ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of the US and foreign patent and trademark process a must. * E-billing software experience is required. * Elite Enterprise software is strongly preferred. * Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills * Ability to work with the billing attorneys and their assistants. ADDITIONAL DUTIES * Coordinate with internal clients to ensure proper format setup for new clients * Coordinate special projects as assigned by supervisor and/or lawyers EXPERIENCE SKILLS REQUIRED * High School Diploma or equivalent * Experience working with clients, vendors, and/or customers * Working knowledge of MS Office, especially MS Excel * Prior experience in a billing or accounting department working with an automated accounting or billing system * Prior experience coordinating an entire billing cycle * Ability to maintain confidentiality of all firm- and client-related information * Ability to multi-task, work independently, work under pressure, and handle interruptions while maintaining flexibility in work assignments * Ability to communicate effectively and interact with diverse personalities while maintaining a professional attitude * Ability to ensure a high level of accuracy and attention to detail on all assignments ADDITIONAL ABILITIES REQUIRED * Frequent overtime required * This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend, and stand on a stool may also be required. BENEFITS We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm's policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related. CLOSING STATEMENT We seek exceptional employees who want to become a part of our practice on all levels, to help us expand, challenge our limits, and push us to grow into the future. If you are motivated by job challenges and personal growth, then K&L Gates could be the right place for you. If you feel that you meet the requirements and would like to apply for this position, please use the apply now button. Please include a cover letter, salary requirements and an advertisement source in your application. Notice: We participate in E-Verify in certain Firm locations for purposes of verifying employment eligibility. No phone calls, walk-ins, or agencies, please. |LOC:Washington, DC|EmpType:Full-Time

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