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Legal Billing Specialist

Benesch Cleveland, OH
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Benesch is a growing mid-sized corporate law firm based in downtown Cleveland, OH with other office locations in Columbus (OH), Wilmington (DE), Chicago (IL), San Francisco (CA), Hackensack (NY) Shanghai (CHINA). We are a firm committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our clients, and a positive work environment to our employees. Benesch offers many benefits to its employees including competitive pay, medical, dental and life insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, paid holidays, flexible work schedules, and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care. Benesch has been ranked on the Plain Dealer's Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces list in both 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019; as well as earned a coveted recognition on the NorthCoast 99 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio for the 17th year. The Firm has also been named to the AmLaw 200 list, placing us among the top 200 law firms in the country and is a result of our continued strategic growth.

Position Summary:

The Legal Billing Specialist is responsible for activities related to the firm's billing process for specific portfolios as assigned. This individual will work with billing attorneys as well as associated internal and external clients to ensure that the processing of proformas/prebills is completed consistently in an accurate and timely manner. This individual may also create and produce reports and analytics related to assigned accounts upon request.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manage the full life-cycle of the billing process for a designated portfolio of client accounts, which includes reviewing proformas/prebills and making preliminary edits; ensuring that attorneys receive, review, and return accurate proformas/prebills in a timely manner; working with attorneys and staff to finalize invoices; and submitting finalized invoices in the appropriate format.
  2. Establish, foster, and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with attorneys, staff, and clients to provide competent account support to both attorney and client.
  3. Coordinate successful submission of invoices electronically, including setup of electronic clients, monitoring submissions for acceptance, troubleshooting issues, communicating ebilling changes to affected parties, and confirming proactively that invoices conform to requirements.
  4. Monitor rates, alternative fee arrangements, and billing guidelines; revalue rates as appropriate; track disbursements; monitor progress against approved budgets; and communicate with appropriate parties with respect to write-offs.
  5. Research, analyze, and respond to identified issues and inquiries.
  6. Communicate directly with clients as requested or as established and provide clients with requested reports or analyses related to alternative fee arrangements, special rate structures, collection arrangements, and any other administrative matter(s).
  7. Monitor unbilled amounts, client trust accounts, accurate payment application, and unapplied funds throughout the life-cycle of assigned accounts.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in continuous improvement projects.
  2. Perform other functions and duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The Legal Billing Specialist must have at least 5 years of law firm billing and account management experience. A solid working knowledge of Excel is required. Aderant experience is preferred. Qualified individuals will possess strong analytical abilities, solid communication and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility to ensure deadlines are consistently met.



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