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Fee Charger

South Yorkshire, Sheffield, England
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
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Other Professional

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CMS is looking for a Fee Charger to join our Finance team in Sheffield. This role is a central finance resource supporting partners in dealing with both complex and/or high-volume client requirements for their billing related activities. You will also be working with other finance resource to provide a seamless service when supporting the client and liaising with Matter Administration and Revenue Control teams to ensure data integrity and knowledge share.

About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the RoleMain responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Processing complex billing instructions on behalf of nominated clients and/or matters - ensuring compliance with client billing requirements.
* Requesting, forwarding or printing proformas for Partners/Fee Earners, editing on request and processing where agreed.
* Consistently delivering high quality services on time, with a focus on responsiveness, organisation, efficiency and helpfulness.
* Assisting in identifying and implementing ways to streamline processes and develop and deliver improvements to the service provided.
* Meeting with partners to understand and document billing requirements for specified clients or matters
* Initiating the billing process as per the agreed timeframes by generating proformas
* Reviewing and amending data in line with the client's billing requirements
* Facilitating the preparation and generation of required reports, edit as appropriate and review for accuracy prior to forwarding to Partner/Fee Earner
* Initiating ad-hoc billing guide requests as required and forwarding, printing and editing as requested
* Preparation of narratives and breakdowns as required
* Supporting the Partners to identify when in the month billing guides are required and update billing codes as appropriate

About YouThe ideal candidate will have some previous experience gained from within a partnership or processional services environment within administration.

You will be an accurate individual with an exceptional attention to detail. You will work to given timeframes and anticipate likely workflows with good written and verbal communication skills which you are able to flex at all levels.

You will be willing to do routine/repetitive tasks with a self-motivation and proactive ability to prioritise and manage own workload. You will be proficient in MS Excel and Word and will have analytical skills to resolve queries.

Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.



CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 74 offices in 44 countries and 5000+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people, and communities.

We’re a global law firm. We focus on the big and the small. We look to the future and embrace agility and challenge. We are experts in our sectors and have the rankings to back that up.  But it’s not all sectors and rankings. We focus on relationships. We’re a community. We look out for each other, encourage everyone to be themselves, and the best version of that. We’re friendly and go-getting. We act with purpose and find passion in what we do. We seek out different ways of thinking and doing. We don’t want everyone to be the same.  We know the best route forward is with the most diverse group of colleagues as possible. We’re here to build a better future.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

Our culture

It’s all about relationships. Our relationship with you, your relationship with us, and the relationships we have with clients and the communities around us. We want you to thrive and show your personality. Foster community, work together, listen, be open, and help each other succeed. Act with purpose and find passion. Strive for progress and embrace challenges. Seek out different ways of thinking and doing. We value trust over rules.

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive, and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom

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