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Client Accounting Assistant

Chicago, IL 60603

Posted: 03/24/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Customer Service Job Number: 544114 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Employment Type: Perm
Location: Chicago, IL
Work Type: Hybrid
pay Range: $45,000-$58,000/yr base + bonus

Our Chicago based law firm is looking for a Client Accounting Assistant. Candidates will be responsibilities are focused on supporting multiple accounting functions, including staffing the Firmwide Billing Helpline, clearing and monitoring personal account balances and entering cash receipts. The Client Accounting Assistant is responsible for learning and executing not only the primary tasks assigned, but also the tasks of their peers to provide adequate backup, when needed. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Share the responsibility of staffing the firmwide Billing Helpline during normal business hours; provide prompt and courteous responses to inquiries received via phone call or email.
  • Complete billing maintenance requests such as time and cost transfers, bill reversals, write offs and client matter maintenance updates.
  • Manage personal accounts by processing payments made to internal accounts and responding to inquiries regarding statements; maintain awareness of account balances, work with employees to clear outstanding balances and escalate delinquent accounts to management.
  • Assist with the application of client payments by entering receivables into the accounting system on the day of deposit.
  • Complete data integrity projects as needed which include clean-up and maintenance of data in the Elite billing system.
  • Monitor the Firm’s audit inquiry requests and generate audit reports
  • Other responsibilities include assisting the Client Accounting supervisor and manager, as needed and performing other related duties, as assigned.
Education and/or Experience: 
Required:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred:
  • Bachelor’s level degree
  • Previous law firm experience
  • Data entry skills
  • Knowledge of Elite Enterprise 3E
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