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Billing Coordinator (m/w/d)

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Frankfurt, Germany
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Billing Coordinator is an integral part of Latham’s A cc ounting and Finance team. This role will be responsible for managing the firm’s billing and revenue function, while assisting the firm to achieve its financial targets by providing an efficient and commercially focused service throughout the firm. This role will be located in our Frankfurt office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a regular review of Work In Progress (WIP) and Accounts Receivables (A/R) reports for your group
  • Holding meetings with Partners and fee earners to discuss WIP & AR in order to determine most appropriate course of action
  • Supporting the billing secretaries on the preparation of our invoices
  • Ensuring the timely processing of bills and completion of accounting duties, in line with internal and external policies (e. g. VAT)
  • Handling invoice corrections
  • Ad hoc analysis of client/matter financial information (e. g fee updates, analysis with regards to hourly rates, etc.)
  • Monitoring financial information of new matters opened
  • Responding to internal and external queries in relation to all revenue/billing/credit control matters
  • Acts as a liaison with the eBilling team to ensure accurate submissions

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of bookkeeping procedures such as posting, balancing, debits and credit
  • Strong numerical skills and keen eye for detail
  • Proven ability to manage own workload and prioritise in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated with good organizational skills
  • Possess the ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels within an organization
  • Display good written and spoken English language skills
  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills

And have:

  • Completed apprenticeship in Finance & Accounting or a bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Two (2) years experience in general accounting
  • Two (2) years experience in billing is preferred but not compulsory
  • Intermediate IT skills including knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience in using of Elite, 3E, CMS or similar legal accounting system is preferred but not compulsory

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Pension plan
  • Travel and meals allowance
  • Disability insurance, personal accident insurance & life assurance
  • Professional development programs
  • Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
  • Sport courses and training
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.