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Rate Coordinator

Washington, DC

Posted: 06/05/2020 Employment Type: Hire Industry: Accounting/Finance Job Number: 13525691

Job Description

Rate Coordinator Accounting Department
The Rate Coordinator assists with the implementation and maintenance of the Firm s billings rates and fee arrangements, and coordinates the compliance process to ensure clients outside counsel guidelines are being executed. Click Here to Apply
Bachelor s degree required. Minimum 3 years of client accounting/billing experience in a law firm or professional services environment. Hands on systems skills with Elite, Excel, Access and similar programs. Must have excellent technical skills including MS Office and billing software in a professional services environment. Strong communication skills, professionalism, and exceptional interpersonal skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for analyzing, managing, and reporting the accuracy, integrity, and compliance of client account data and documentation. Assist the team with general maintenance requests including matter reopening and closing, address changes, client name changes, and requests for billing lawyer name changes. Compile, disseminate and be well versed on client billing requirements and institutionalized discounts. Assist with implementation and management of rates and fee arrangements, including annual increases. Determine best practices for rate set up. Communicate directly with lawyers on their implementation of annual increases and provides analyses. Maintain database of pending rate negotiations and approvals including e-billing vendor approvals and regularly communicate status to billing lawyers. Document and track Firm-wide client discounts and ascertain best practices for discount set up in Accounting database. Provide e-billing team accurate listings of timekeeper rates for submission to 3rd party vendors for both the annual increase process and monthly as needed for new timekeepers. Provide analyses for use by Firm Management in the periodic review of non-standard fee arrangements. Offer solution options for various situations and actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all rate procedures and processes.

Non-Exempt Reports To: Client Accounts Manager
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