New York City NY

Client Accounting Coordinator (NY)

CM Legal

Client Accounting Coordinator
The Opportunity
Provides client accounting analysis and billing support to partners.  Coordinates client accounting activity for assigned partners and practice areas to meet service guidelines.

  • Handles complex billing and client analysis projects.
  • Reviews outstanding balance reports and is proactive about trouble spots.
  • Understands and responds to inquiries and requests made by clients, attorneys and support staff.
  • Provides relevant knowledge and support to others in the Firm.
  • Ability to formulate strong work team relationships both internally and externally.
  • Prepares bills and internal forms including appropriate back-up required to process monthly reminder memos, A/R write-offs, retainer and on-account applications, etc.
  • Handles assigned partner(s) billing and collection activity.
  • Participates in answering and serving the Firm's billing and collection help line.
  • Documents meetings/discussions with partners for actions and/or later follow-up.
  • Actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all Client Accounting procedures and processes.
  • Maintains complete and up-to-date files for each partner and/or client.
  • Updates and maintains logs for billing, reminder memos and responses.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Aderant, Outlook, Excel, Word), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to work and develop skills independently
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Deals courteously and effectively with others
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting abilities
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum one year legal billing work experience with some account analysis related functions

The overall well-being of the team is important to them. They offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life. 

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k), and voluntary benefits.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

The starting base salary for this position is expected to be within the range listed under Salary Details.  Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.
Salary Details
$75,000 – $85,000

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