Client Accounting Manager
McDermott Will & Emery
 Los Angeles, CA

Requisition Number: CLIEN01931

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held. The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.

The Client Accounting Manager oversees the billing operations in designated practice group(s). This position ensures timely and accurate billing procedures and enforces best practices and process improvement initiatives.

As a Client Accounting Manager, you will:

  • Manage the workflow and performance of the billing team members, including providing ongoing performance feedback and participating in the annual staff performance evaluation process
  • Work with billing supervisor to manage the day to day operations of the local office’s billing functions, Oversee the month- and year-end closing processes
  • Collaborate with the Director of Client Accounting to establish and implement standard operating procedures and departmental policies
  • Monitor and evaluate process improvement plans and projects and ensure milestone completion
  • Provide insight into monthly billing performance throughout the month tracking key proformance indicators
  • Collaborate with and provide insight to IT department to build out training plateform for all billing specialists defining the role and expectations
  • Proactively establish and maintain stakeholder relationships in order to promote collaboration between teams
  • Serve as the first line of escalation for Billing issues from team

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five (5) years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Legal billing and accounting software experience preferred
  • Aderant experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong motivational and leadership skills
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information