Central to our success as a Firm are of course our very talented lawyers, but they couldn't achieve their results without the ongoing support from our Finance team who have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining our financial performance. We now have a great opportunity for a Billing Assistant to join the team in Newcastle on a full time, permanent basis.
You'll play a vital role in ensuring the firms' billing is maximised, including proactive WIP management, whilst working closing with the rest of the Finance Team. You'll provide support to the firm and external clients and give accurate advice on billing queries and VAT issues. You'll be responsible for producing bills and credit notes, using e-billing and all billing associated programmes. You'll be working as part of the team to ensure effective running of the firms centralised billing clients, as well as developing ideas to potentially improve processes.
What are we looking for?
Ideally you'll have experience of working in a billing/finance role withing a law firm or other professional services environment.
You'll have good IT skills and knowledge of most Microsoft applications, especially Excel. It would be great if you've used bespoke E-billing systems, but full training will be given on the systems we use.
We're looking for someone who has excellent attention to detail. You'll also be a natural problem solver, who can think creatively about a situation and use common sense and initiative to reach a resolution. Alongside this you'll be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, and build good relationships across the business.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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