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Brussels Based French Speaking Senior Biller @ US Law Firm

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

US law firm is looking to hire a bilingual (French & English) Senior Biller to be based in either Brussels or London to report in to the Head of Finance where you will assist Partners, Associates and global staff personnel.  The position is responsible for a broad range of processes related to the billing and billing support within the EMEA region.  Responsibilities include to produce pre-bills for EMEA offices where needed at the beginning of each month and upon request, review and edit pre-bills in response to partner requests, ensure execution of complex and accurate billing in a timely manner, respond promptly to all billing related queries and, when required, meet with partners to discuss billing, prepare back-up documentation on several matters for one client, scan billing related documents and file bills on a monthly basis, ensure daily tasks are completed in a timely manner in accordance with Firm procedures, ensure bills are processed in a timely manner and in accordance with local tax and other compliance rules, follow up with Partners/Associates/Secretaries as to whether invoices have been sent to the client, ensure relevant approval has been obtained for any special rates/agreed discounts/write downs, obtain an understanding of the various matters that GDC work on to ensure prompt billing cycles; including chasing partners/fee earners regarding WIP to ensure tight billing deadlines are met, production and accurate submission of invoices that are e-billed and dealing with any queries from the e-billing team, generating and sending weekly reports and Assist the Accounts team in other areas within the accounting and finance function where needed, including accounts payable and cashiering for all EMEA offices.  Applicants require the ability to solve problems, be innovative, organised and have an eye for detail, ability to prioritise work and communicate well both verbally and in writing, and to deal professionally with people at all levels in the Firm and with clients and outside suppliers, at least 3 years billing experience – preferably from within a law firm however this is flexible for someone that is a quick learner and wants to work in a professional services environment and working knowledge of Aderant is preferred however an understanding of professional financial packages is essential.