European Billing Manager at top US Law Firm: to £65,000

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  • Salary : Up to £65,000

A prestigious US Law Firm is looking to hire a new Billing Manager to take the lead of the London and European Offices on a permanent basis.  The Manager will be responsible for assisting the firm to achieve its financial targets by providing an efficient and commercially focused service.  Responsibilities will include having the overall responsibility for the Revenue Lifecycle for the London Office, supporting the Office Manager Partner, the Administrative Director and Director of Billing & Collections, through a small team of billing assistants helping the Partners with all aspect of the Billing Lifecycle, ensuring compliance of all processes and systems in the Billing Lifecycle against the relevant internal and external regulation and legislation, developing the Billing Assistants to create and maintain a high quality service for the European Offices, establishing a cyclical routine to billing and WIP management throughout the European Offices, production of financial and statistical information for Office Manager Partner,  Administrative Director, Director of Billing & Collections and Partners, having regular communication with the Administrative Director to report on departmental performance, monthly meetings with Office Managing Partner & Administrative Partner, ensuring compliance to regulatory legislation including VAT, Solicitor’s Accounts Rules and Money Laundering regulations, developing and establishing internal relationships with Partners and fee earners in order to communicate the departmental targets, regular review and management of internal procedures and controls and regulatory compliance, conducting regular meetings with the Billing Assistants on departmental performance to ensure targets are communicated and achieved internally.  Other duties include training and developing staff, carrying out appraisals and manage recruitment process on departmental vacancies, regular analysis of client/matter information in relation to archiving, the maintenance of transfers of time/cost and write-offs, being responsible for the timely collection of all invoices in the European offices, creating processes to routinely follow-up with partners and clients to ensure timely payments.  Develop ad hoc, partner based collection strategies as needed and escalate difficult collections to partners, managing partners and/or Director of Billing & Collections.  Candidates must have 5 years Billing experience, previous Billing Supervisory experience within a law firm, exceptional communication ad relationship building skills, knowledge of VAT guidelines and the SRA and previous experience using Elite.