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Billing Administrator - London/ Sheffield

England, London / South Yorkshire, England, Sheffield
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Billing/credit control
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Our busy Billing Team is looking for a Billing Administrator to join a central finance resource supporting partners in dealing with pre/post-billing related administrative activities. Liaising with other finance teams to ensure the accurate and timely drafting and preparation of bills.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide. We combine deep local market understanding with a global perspective. We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients, our people, and the communities we work in.

We take a bold, dynamic, and agile approach to ensure our clients are able to 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 working. Our aim is to inspire, impact and support our clients and our people, helping them to maximize their potential and thrive.

About the Role

You'll be monitoring Partner & client portfolio of bills issued and ensure bills are dispatched within the firms policy timeframe
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Requesting Ad-hoc proformas and generating reports
* Amending proformas upon request and input billing guide amendments to the pre-billing system in line with the Partner/Associates requirements
* Review time narratives for accuracy of recording, identifying and correcting typos.
* Forwarding billing guides to alternative reviewers and editors as required in the pre-bill system
* Dealing with volume of invoices & billing related queries
* Liaising with all the Working Capital Support team to assist in the resolution of complex queries
* Preparation of narratives and fee breakdowns as required
* Preparation of covering documents for dispatch on generated bills for Partner/Associate review
* Facilitating the dispatch of bills to clients in line with the client's requirements where necessary
* Liaising with the eBilling team to provide billing guidelines and portal requirements
* Requesting Credit Notes/re-issue instructions via Finance workflow and other post billing queries

About You

An ideal candidate will be/ will have:
* Promoting a culture of mutual understanding through effective communication with our clients.
* Working to given timeframes and anticipates likely workflows
* Consistently producing accurate work with exceptional attention to detail
* Willing to do routine tasks
* Self-motivated, proactive and ability to prioritise and manage own workload
* Able to use initiative, but also work well within a team
* Proficient in MS Excel and Word
* Responsible for managing own development and willing to learn
* Showing flexibility in approach
* Experience in a partnership or professional services environment with a finance background
* Good written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate at all levels, confident, professional telephone manner
* 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.

Company info
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom

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