* Position will be office based once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. This position is eligible for remote flexibility. Details will be discussed during the interview process.COVID-19: Vaccination Requirement: One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to work on-site at one or more of Alston & Birds offices. Effective August 30, 2021, Alston & Bird requires all employees who access our offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. By submitting your resume for consideration, you acknowledge that you will comply with A vaccination and office access policies. Any questions about A vaccination requirement should be directed to Trevor Barker, Talent Acquisition Coordinator ().At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for 22 years in a row.Alston & Bird is seeking a Billing Coordinator in the Atlanta office to provide billing support in the Finance group. In this role you will be responsible for coordinating client invoicing and electronic billing through a multitude of client systems. You will handle a wide variety of complex adjustments to PDF and electronic bills, interpret and respond to report/information requests from attorneys, legal administrative assistants, clients and others. Also, you will understand firm and client processes, guidelines and policies and strive to optimize systems and information to address these requirements.
Handle incoming requests for client invoices, write-offs, discounts, bill template changes, electronic billing requests, report requests, access changes, billing rate information and many other billing-related questions. Manage all billing activities for assigned electronic billing clients, assigned attorneys, and other complex clients and matters as assigned.Configure and maintain electronic billing profiles with any assigned e-billing vendors (Tymetrix360, Legal Tracker, Passport, CounselLink, Collaborati, Bridgeway Corridor and many others) including coordination of new matters, timekeeper and rate approvals, required task and activity code information, client billing guidelines, following up on AR and reduced/rejected invoices.Monitor Accounts Receivable (AR) and unbilled time and costs on assigned attorneys/clients/matters to ensure timely billing and payment of client invoices. Proactively communicate with all parties and address any issues or concerns.Consult with attorneys, and legal administrative assistants and utilize all of the functionality in the firms billing systems to identify solutions and best practices for meeting client billing requirements.Effectively utilize reports and inquiry tools in the firms billing systems, Microsoft Excel and other various reporting and information tools to respond to information requests from clients, attorneys and legal administrative assistants. Build, maintain, and deliver professional customer service and maintain positive working relationships with all internal and external contacts. This position requires routine communication with firm attorneys, client contacts, legal administrative assistants and others, both inside and outside the firm.Maintain the confidentiality of all financial matters exposed to during the course of performing job duties.
Skills Needed to be Successful:
Strong skills in electronic billing across a wide variety of client e-billing systems. Extensive knowledge of Aderant Expert legal billing solutions. Extensive knowledge of MS Office suite, including advanced Excel skills (vlookups, pivot tables, subtotaling, accessing external data sources etc.).Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to correctly interpret communications from a variety of sources and also explain complex technical communications to contacts in various roles.Must have a high level of customer service with the ability to build strong positive team relationships. Ability to maintain confidentiality of all financial matters. Thorough understanding of firm and finance department policies and procedures and ability to identify issues and enforce compliance with those policies and procedures.Excellent organizational skills for prioritizing workload.Required: 2+ years of previous experience in legal billing environmentPreferred:Bachelors degree
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