Billing Assistant

 

 

Department: Accounting     

Status: Permanent, Non-Exempt                     

Reports to: Controller

Hours: Monday - Friday, Part Time (21-28 hours per week) 

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assist the billing coordinator and controller with coordinating and preparing billing information for use by the legal staff and Accounting Department.  Monitor work-in-progress (WIP) and keep management apprised of any delayed billings.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor WIP, follow up with Responsible Partner and provide reasons for delayed billings.  For transactional work, provide estimated billing time frame and any fee arrangements established with the client.
  • Assist with printing and distributing prebills by the 3rd working day of each month.
  • Perform edits, prepare bills and ensure final bills are returned by the 15th working day of each month; carefully observe and apply discounts ensuring adherence to firm policy.  Obtain proper authorization for non-institutionalized discounts that exceed $1,000.00.
  • Follow up at least one week prior to closing on all outstanding bill drafts to expedite partner review and adherence to monthly billing schedule.
  • Post bills into the accounting system and organize and file bills in a prompt manner
  • Respond to client and attorney billing inquiries promptly and completely; usually clearing client requests with the billing partner before releasing any data.  Inform Supervisor if you are unable to respond on "same day" basis or meet the requested deadline.
  • Maintain up to date partner billing profiles to ensure proper coverage when absent or assistance is needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good basic math skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Intermediate Knowledge MS Word and Excel
  • Preferred knowledge of Aderant
  • Possess initiative and is prepared to follow-up on problem areas with limited supervision
  • Ability to work well with others

 

 

The knowledge and contributions of our administrative professionals play a key role in supporting the success of our Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware IP law offices. Staff members assist attorneys in meeting client needs and work to ensure internal stability within the firm. If you are interested in joining the Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP team, you may send your resume and salary requirements via email to careers@panitchlaw.com or by mail to:

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
ATTN: Human Resources
Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street - Suite 2800
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7044

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