Skadden is seeking a Client Accounting Assistant to join our Client Accounting team in the Washington, D.C. Office. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Client Accounting Assistant will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Client Accounting Assistant provides client accounting analysis and billing support to partners. Prepares bills and follows-up on all matters of billing and collection and responds to related internal inquiries. Works closely with department team members to meet department service guidelines. Assists billing coordinators with complex billing assignments.


  • Reviews information for client matters which partners are respon­si­ble for billing/collecting.
  • Documents meetings/discussions with partners for actions and/or later follow-up.
  • Prepares bills, internal forms and back-up including prepa­ration of narra­tive de­scrip­tions, write-offs, trans­fers, retainer and on-ac­count applica­tions. Fol­lows-up pro­cessing of such paper­work.
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for information made by attorneys, legal assistants and professional staff.
  • Participates in answering and serving the firm's billing and collection help line.
  • Updates monthly reminder memos and lists for distribution by department target date. Follows-up reminder memo responses, including sending reminder letters, preparing accounts receivable write-offs and providing back-up and/or additional information. Updates the department's central reminder letter schedule.
  • Updates and maintains information for billing logs, reminder memo logs & response sheet, partner serviced list/production log, and client/matter logs.
  • Maintains complete and up-to-date files for each partner and/or client.
  • Communicates situations as they evolve that may require follow-up, such as bills not returned from attorneys, difficult requests, etc.
  • Actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all Client Accounting Department procedures and processes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Aderant, Starcollect, Outook, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
  • Experience/Education
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of one year of related experience.

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