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Billing Executive

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth or Southampton
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Job Details

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 Executive to join the team on a full time, permanent basis.

This role can be based out of our Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol, Plymouth or Southampton office.

The role

You'll play a vital role in ensuring the firms' billing is maximised, including proactive WIP management, whilst working closely with the rest of the Finance Team and our Business Assurance Unit.  You will organise and attend regular working capital meetings with partners and fee earners, using your skills & experience to identify opportunities to improve processes, solve problems, and provide support to our clients and the wider firm.

Other roles & responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Dealing with and overseeing the firms centralised billing clients; as well as looking for opportunities to increase clients on monthly billing.
  • The production of bills, credit notes including dealing with e-billing systems and all billing associated programmes.
  • The production of and manipulation of finance and billing reports.
  • Providing visible finance support covering all billing aspects as well as system driven support.

What are we looking for?

Ideally you'll have experience of working in a billing/finance role within 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 somebody who is proactive in terms of service delivery, and meticulous in their attention to detail to ensure we're providing an excellent service to clients.  You'll communicate clearly, prioritise your workload effectively and be recognised as a committed team player who is helpful and supportive to colleagues.  You will lead by example and understand the importance of working together, sharing responsibilities and promoting team spirit.

To be successful in this role, you'll need as a minimum:

  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel.
  • Experience working in a client facing or professional services environment
  • Experience of working with Aderant (or similar packages) would be preferable.

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!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us 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 and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.

Company

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight 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; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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