Billing/Accounting Assistant
Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Washington, DC

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About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with more than 1,400 attorneys in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Munich, Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. Our practice consists of sophisticated corporate transactions and commercial litigation matters including antitrust, bankruptcy, commodities, communications, securities, creditors' rights, employee benefits, environmental, energy and natural resources, estate planning, intellectual property, real estate, tax, and venture capital. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions and leveraged buyout and venture capital firms.

Qualifications & Requirements

The Billing Assistant must possess good interpersonal skills in order to work effectively within a team setting. Must have the ability to adapt to new assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Additional requirements include working knowledge of Word, good customer service, demeanor and flexibility for possible overtime hours. Ideal candidate will have 1+ years of accounting experience and basic knowledge of Excel spreadsheets. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Essential Job Functions

Under immediate supervision of the Billing Coordinator and general supervision of the Financial & Accounting Services, the Billing Assistant is responsible for all aspects of preparing invoices to be issued to the Firm’s clients. The Billing assistant is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior customer service, producing accurate, quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job and overtime maybe required.

1. Prepares invoice including, but not limited to:
a. Review time entries for typos, spelling, grammar errors and edit
b. Verify and apply approved rate accommodation
c. Perform billing and responsible attorney edits
d. Review and apply Firm and Client policy requirements
e. Perform write offs, and time and cost transfers after approvals
f. Review and compile backup for invoices as required
g. Audit final invoice against billing variance report
h. E-Bill invoices as required
i. Process pro bono matters

2. Generate Reports:
a. BIMs (Billing Information Memos)
b. Collect Master Aging Report
c. Account Receivable Report
d. Bill & Payment Reports

3. Monitor aging of unbilled fees and costs, and follow up with billing attorney.

4. Monitor accounts receivable, short payments and coordinate collection efforts.

5. Provide assistance to billing attorneys and clients regarding invoice.

6. Prepare statement of account and other basic financial data analysis.

7. Other related duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP. To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply Now" or send resume with salary history to:

Vanessa Partin
Associate Director, Human Resources
655 15th Street, N.W. Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20005


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