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Clifford Chance

BEL - Biller

Clifford Chance Brussels is currently looking for a Biller to oversee, execute and streamline the client billing process. The Biller will report to the Brussels Finance & Accounting Manager/Financial Controller.

Duties
  • Supervising the billing process and working with a team of two billing coordinators.
  • Ensuring bills and e-bills are prepared in a timely manner in accordance with legal requirements, client agreements, Firm processes and billing partner instructions; reviewing and verifying accuracy of billing and supporting documentation.
  • Assisting with the execution of more complex billing processes (i.e. multi-matter, split-party billing, etc.); resolving billing issues.
  • Managing the global billing process of strategic clients.
  • Working closely with members of the legal teams and following up with them to obtain client billing information with special attention to IFRS 15
  • Organizing regular partner/fee earner billing meetings and following up.
  • Working in close collaboration with the collections team to optimize working capital.
  • Submitting invoices through e-billing portals and fixing possible rejections.
  • Reviewing and editing pre-bills in response to partners, managing associates and secretaries' requests.
  • Amending, authorizing and printing final client bills and cover letters.
  • Dealing with ad-hoc queries, time transfers and write-off requests in line with internal audit policies.
  • Researching and responding to inquiries regarding billing issues and problems.
  • Creating and preparing billing reports for clients, partners, legal teams and managers.
  • Performing various analyses as assigned by the Finance & Accounting Manager.
  • Performing the month-end closing of the billing group information.
  • Being familiar with and implementing Firm policies and aligning local procedures.
  • Representing the billing team and delivering internal training when requested.
  • Actively participating in Global Finance Team projects.

Skills
  • Excellent command of English with knowledge of Dutch and French.
  • Understanding of the financial processes that underpin billing activities; ability to apply these when dealing with the requirements of partners, clients and auditors.
  • Ability to perform at high levels in a fast-paced ever-changing work environment and successfully adapt to changing priorities and work demands.
  • Excellent organisational skills; ability to organize work flow and use time efficiently.
  • Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction.
  • Effectively interact and communicate, written and verbally, with people at all levels.
  • Technical knowledge and expertise of a global professional services practice management system (Keystone, Oracle or SAP), together with a sound knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Aptitude to understand new concepts quickly. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Team player.
Experience
Previous experience of working within a billing or revenue team, ideally within a professional service firm environment, is an asset.

What do we offer?
You will be working as part of a talented and focused team in a multicultural environment.  We will provide you with excellent support facilities and training opportunities, in addition to a well-balanced, competitive salary arrangement.

Working hours
9:15 to 17:45 with a one-hour lunch break.

Availability
As soon as possible.

How to apply?
If you wish to apply for this position, please upload your CV and cover letter.


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