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This post supports a team of fee earners within the Trust and Court of Protection Administration Team in achieving individual and team billing targets. The post is ideally suited to someone interested in financial management.
The Billing & Credit Control Assistant will join a busy team liaising with the management team and fee earners to identify matters to be billed, prepared and distributed to clients as well as resolving billing queries. It is not expected that the Billing & Credit Control Assistant will necessarily have previous legal experience, but any financial experience in professional services would be an advantage.
The candidate will have the ability to work independently and have a proactive approach in supporting fee earners and the management team to achieve their financial targets and interacting with other teams within the office and liaising with the firm's Credit Controller. Progress reports to partners and heads of departments will also be required.
Liaising with individuals and the team management, fee earners, partners, other teams and the firm's credit controller in relation to billing and credit control.
Preparing bills for a variety of matters including drafting full bill narratives.
Drafting letters with detailed breakdowns of work undertaken and the costs associated with each element of work.
Investigating, collating and collecting all necessary files, papers and documents firm-wide to enable the formal costs process for Deputy Billing to commence.
Liaising and corresponding with, and monitoring, third parties associated with the Deputy Billing process.
Reviewing and considering assessed bills prepared by costs assessor and reviewed by SCCO within established parameters. Monitoring costs and assisting the team management in regard to establishing best working practises.
Monitoring Deputy Billing processes, liaising with third parties, escalation as necessary.
Creating and proactively maintaining billing schedules and record keeping.
Proactively managing payment of bills.
Resolving internal and external billing queries.
Collating and monitoring bespoke financial reporting.
Reviewing and reporting on WIP and disbursements.
The ability to liaise and build strong relationships with all employees across the firm.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Maintain high level of confidentiality working in a professional environment.
Taking responsibility and being accountable for work performed.
Experience of working towards financial targets.
If this is of interest, please apply below or alternatively contact Kate Hedley on
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