Billing Clerk


Salary:

$65,000.00 to $75,000.00 per year

Location:

CHICAGO, IL

Date Posted:

May 29, 2019

Employment Type:

Full-time

Job Reference:

01310-0010854406

Staffing Area:

Full-Time Accounting & Finance


Description
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but may not be limited to, the following. Other duties may be requested and/or assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position. Essential functions are primary job duties that an individual must be able to perform successfully with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work directly with attorneys and Legal Executive Assistant/Legal Administrative Assistant to prepare client invoices.
Utilize computerized accounting and billing software programs to enter and compile data.
Pre-review of prebills for accuracy, non-billable entries, etc. (per specific client guidelines or minimal dollar value) prior to forwarding to attorneys for review.
Prepare invoices and e-bills according to attorney and client billing guidelines. Coordinate with attorney and/or Legal Executive Assistant/Legal Administrative Assistant regarding transmittal of paper invoices.
Assist Accounting Department, when necessary, to determine how payments are to be applied against invoices. Complete necessary research when payments do not match invoice amounts and resolve any discrepancies
Revise invoices per attorney/client/Collection Department requests.
Revise rejected e-billed in a timely manner and in accordance with client deadlines.
Reconcile discrepancies and/or issues that may arise by conducting complex and detailed analysis of billing inaccuracies. Reconcile accounts where funds are misapplied as appropriate.
Preparation of Excel spreadsheets requested by attorneys to benefit client relations.
High level of customer service focus.
Maintenance of prebill notes, including critical information needed to prepare invoices as well as client specific information.
Preparation of write-off authorization forms, including appropriate approvals.
Assist the Billing Manager with special projects when necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor?s degree preferred) and six or more years progressive billing/e-billing experience, preferably in a large legal or detail oriented services firm are required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have working knowledge of an automated accounting system (preferably CMS/Aderant). Knowledge of general accounting principles preferred.
Computer proficient with experience and working knowledge of LegalKEY, Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Word preferred. Excel skill with 85% accuracy highly desired.
Analytical skills requiring an aptitude for detail and accuracy in order to conduct analysis of complex client billing problems, reconciliation of billing related issues, ability to multi-task with numerous reports simultaneously.
Exhibit high degree of initiative in order to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment, and ensure work is completed within strict deadlines. Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy, efficiently follow written and verbal instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys, clients, staff, and outside contacts.

Interested candidates should email resumes to [email protected]
Requirements
Billing
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