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Job Number: 21058092752
Position Title: National Billing Director
Description:

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (“Lewis Brisbois”) is a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,500 attorneys with offices in most states. We are currently searching for a National Billing Director to work in our Los Angeles office. The National Billing Director (“Billing Director”) will be a key leader in the Finance and Accounting management team. The Billing Director will lead the Billing Department and billing functions in all of the Firm's national offices. The Billing Director must be highly knowledgeable about legal accounting processes and e-billing and able to implement billing solutions within a high volume legal billing system. The Billing Director must possess strong leadership, customer service, effective communication, professionalism, team building, and interpersonal skills, as the role frequently interacts with Management, Attorneys, other staff, and Firm Clients, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The Billing Director must be able to perform both as a leader and team player and motivate the Billing Department to achieve the highest level of quality and professionalism.

Required Skills:

Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and motivate a large multi-office team including several supervisors.

• Establish strategic goals and objectives for the Department.

• Take ownership of the client billing process and ensure successful monthly close cycle.

• Establish controls and use reporting to ensure the quality, integrity, and timeliness of the billing process.

• Drive continuous metric-based improvement (on productivity and efficiency) and positive morale.

• Implement and enforce best practices on billing procedures throughout the Firm.

• Ensure proper education of attorneys and training of secretaries and other legal staff on key billing procedures, policies, and tools.

• Perform as a team member, working independently as needed, and allocate staff resources to ensure internal and external inquiries are responded to accurately and on time.

• Ability to effectively interact and communicate credibly with attorneys, Admin peers, and clients.

• Research, respond to, and resolve inquiries regarding billing and collection related issues.

• Manage preparation, maintenance, and updating of procedural manuals.

• Ensure strict confidentiality at all times.

• Oversee special billing projects as needed and other duties as assigned.

Required Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business or equivalent (advanced degree preferred) with proven history of professional growth and leadership.

• 10+ years prior law firm billing and collections experience with at least 5 years in supervisory role.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Proactive organizational skills to strategize, prioritize, and implement process design improvements. 4829-9719-4986.1

• Aderant, Elite, SurePoint, LawTime (or equivalent) legal accounting software as well as compliance, bill

aggregation tools, and paperless prebill systems.

• Hands on familiarity with array of ebilling vendor systems and outside counsel guidelines.

• Experience implementing a new billing system and with insurance industry billing are real positives.

• Advanced proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook and ability to create, edit, and present complex data.

• Able to perform professionally under tight deadlines.

• Detail-oriented with a customer service attitude to problem-solving.

• Must have strong technology and office skills.

• Ability to perform at a high level in a fast paced ever-changing work environment and successfully adapt to changing priorities and demands.

Note: Position will be based in Los Angeles, relocation will be considered for outstanding candidates.

Position Available: 05/26/2021
Date Posted: 05/26/2021
 
Contact Information: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Luann Perez
Email resume and salary requirements to: LARecruiter@lewisbrisbois.com
 
 

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