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Billing Specialist

Company: McDermott Will & Emery
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

McDermott Will & Emery is a leading global law firm helping to propel the success of today's most respected, dynamic, and important organizations. More than 1,200 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve. Pride and determination abound here because every member of our team is respected, supported, and inspired to exceed. We have been recognized as a top firm to work by The American Lawyer, Working Mother Magazine, Vault, and the Human Rights Campaign for both lawyers and business professionals.As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients, and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality and authenticity as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career so you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.Position Summary:
The Billing Specialist prepares ensures client bills are submitted and collected for assigned billing attorneys. This position engages approved collection practices for overdue bills, and responds to client inquiries regarding client accounts. The Billing Specialist works under general supervision and relies on limited experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Process edits and transfers to pre-bills as directed by billing attorneys keeping within the department and Firm standard turnaround time
  • Ensure time and disbursement entries on invoices are in accordance with client guidelines
  • Generate bills, reprint corrected pre-bills, and prepare cover letters if applicable
  • Follow up with billing attorneys regarding billing deadlines, status of pre-bills, and prepared invoices
  • Post bills with billing attorney approval and within billing deadlines and transmit to electronic invoice vendor if applicable
  • Verify that client bills requiring electronic submission through a third party vendor are correctly submitted and approved
  • Notify billing attorneys of delinquent accounts and respond as directed.
  • Research and reconcile client accounts, payments, unapplied cash, etc. as necessary
  • Prepare and send reminder statements as directed by billing attorneys
  • Monitor the third party electronic billing system for potential rejection of previously submitted billsJob Specifications:
    • High school diploma
    • At least two (2) years of relevant experience
    • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
    • Strong data entry and typing skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilitiesPhysical Demands and Work Environment:
      The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be
      met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
      made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands:
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms,
        stoop, talk and hear
      • Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds
      • Typical indoor office environment- GQ1Successful candidates will be provided with outstanding career opportunities and will -receive a -competitive total rewards package with the opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses. - Expected Pay Range in -New York -$65,000 - 86,000 Expected Pay Range in Los Angeles & Orange County $59,000 - 79,000Please note that quoted salary ranges are not guarantees of what final salary offers may be. -Base pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, -and experience. Base pay is only one part of the Total Rewards that MWE provides to -compensate and recognize our staff professionals for their work. Full time positions are eligible -for a discretionary bonus and a comprehensive benefits package. -

Keywords: McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago , Billing Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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