Client Arrangements Senior Analyst
Sidley Austin LLP - Chicago, IL

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Introduction to Sidley:
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the worlds largest full-service law firms, practicing in 18 U.S. and international cities and for the second straight year, Sidley Austin LLP was selected as one of Chicagos Top Workplaces and featured on the Chicago Tribunes annual Top 100 Workplaces list.

In addition to being a professionally and personally rewarding workplace, we offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a generous combined leave program, performance and year-end bonuses, medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a public transportation benefit.

Summary:
The Client Arrangements Senior Analyst is responsible for supporting our billing partners and billing department by reviewing and implementing our client fee arrangements and the requirements contained in client Outside Counsel Guidelines and electronic billing guidelines. The Senior Analyst is also responsible for implementing the client arrangement in the electronic billing vendors systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with Firm billing partners, billing specialists, and other Firm departments (as necessary) to secure and implement fee arrangements for the Firms largest and most complex clients.

Effectively communicate these client fee arrangements and billing requirements to appropriate Firm personnel.

Prepare analyses of billing information to assist billing partners in developing fee arrangement proposals.

Review and analyze our client fee arrangements, Outside Counsel Guidelines, and electronic billing guidelines and ensure the corresponding billing information is properly set-up in our financial and legal management system (Elite Enterprise).

Address questions regarding the billing information from clients and Firm personnel worldwide.

Implement clients on applicable electronic billing systems.

Effectively communicate to appropriate Firm personnel the timeline for implementation and the specific electronic billing system requirements to which we will need to adhere.

Evaluate our current processes and procedures related to setting-up client fee arrangements and corresponding electronic billing information in Elite and identify opportunities for improvement.

Address and respond to questions that arise from electronic billing issues from individuals across the Firms worldwide offices.

May coordinate the workload of one to two analysts.

Assist in training staff and preparing documentation of processes and procedures.

Provide excellent customer service to our attorneys, billing specialists, clients, and other Firm personnel.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the Essential Duties') satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.

Education and/or Experience:Required:
Bachelors degree in business, technology or related field, or equivalent experience

Five years of work experience in relevant position

High-level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred:
Experience with Elite Enterprise

Experience with electronic billing systems

Experience with Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard (LEDES) billing formats

Other Skills and Abilities:
In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail
The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
Exercises confidentiality and discretion
Ability to balance competing priorities and work efficiently under the pressure of meeting multiple deadlines with frequent interruptions
Accepts responsibility, takes initiative, and possesses the ability to work independently or collaboratively as needed
Shares knowledge
Possesses a continuous learning philosophy

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