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Billing Specialist

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A Firm where everyone belongs: Our award-winning culture prioritizes warmth and authenticity — we encourage you to be yourself!
Enthusiasm for diverse perspectives: We’re smarter and stronger when everyone has a voice and a seat at the table. We welcome unique viewpoints and ideas, and we make opportunities for you and your career to thrive.
Support to feel your best and do your best: Wellness is integral to building a successful career and a rich life. That’s why our benefits program supports your physical, emotional, mental and financial health, with an emphasis on work/life balance.
Real rewards for real work: We offer generous compensation packages that recognize hard work and excellence.

Position Summary:

The Billing Specialist is responsible for carrying out the full billing cycle for applicable billing attorneys. This position relies on strong organizational skills and a proactive approach to ensure billing is accurate, timely, and efficiently managed. The Billing Specialist works under general supervision and relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.

As Billing Specialist, you will:

– Process edits and transfers to pre-bills as directed by billing attorneys keeping within the department and Firm standard turnaround time
– Review prebills for misallocated/erroneous time and disbursements to ensure they are in compliance with client guidelines
– Verify client specific rate accommodations
– Generate bills, reprint corrected pre-bills, and prepare cover letters when applicable
– Follow up with billing attorneys regarding billing deadlines, status of pre-bills, and prepared bills
– Post bills with billing attorney approval and within billing deadlines
– Establish working relationship with the e-billing team and verify that client bills requiring electronic submission are correctly submitted and approved
– Notify billing attorneys of delinquent accounts and respond as directed
– Research and reconcile client accounts, payments, unapplied cash, etc. as necessary
– Prepare and send reminder statements as directed by billing attorneys
– Escalate situations as they arise to the appropriate team, such as rate issues, timekeeper approvals, delays in billing and complex requests

Job Specifications:
– High school diploma
– At least two (2) years of relevant experience
– Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel
– Knowledge of basic accounting principles
– Strong data entry and typing skills
– Strong organizational skills
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds. Work Environment: Typical indoor office environment.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Successful candidates will be provided with outstanding career opportunities and will receive a competitive total rewards package with the opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses.
Expected Pay Range in Orange County $71,000 – $95,100
Expected Pay Range in Los Angeles $74,400 – $99,700
Expected Pay Range in New York, San Francisco & Silicon Valley $77,700 – $104,200
Please note that quoted salary ranges are not guarantees of what final salary offers may be. Base pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay is only one part of the Total Rewards that MWE provides to compensate and recognize our staff professionals for their work. Full time positions are eligible for a discretionary bonus and a comprehensive benefits package.

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career. With McDermott, you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

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