Client Accounting Specialist

Provide support in client accounting in our Sydney office, Full-time Opportunity, Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

About the role

Reporting to the Client Accounting Manager, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Client Accounting Specialist to join our firm. This role provides an opportunity to provide client accounting assistance to fee earners, assist in project delivery and support staff across our Australian offices. This role presents a great opportunity for someone to take carriage of day to day transactions, build relationships, and drive improvements and initiatives while working in a fast paced environment.

This opportunity is based in our Sydney office on a full-time basis.

What does the role involve

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support across client accounting for the Sydney office from partners to legal secretaries;
  • Support Australia wide accounting day to day operations;
  • Set-up new clients and matters;
  • Manage changes in core client accounting data;
  • Assist in testing client accounting systems and procedures;
  • Support client bespoke needs including designing and maintaining billing guides;
  • Assist in training of staff in client accounting policies, procedures and systems;
  • Participate in project to up-grade and test systems.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar client accounting role in the legal services industry. Candidates with previous legal secretary and client billing experience using (Elite or Aderant) are encouraged to apply.

About You

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for a likeminded individual who in addition to possessing technical excellence is able to work collaboratively in a team and support the business.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience across all aspects of client accounting, particularly in relation to legal practice management systems. You have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical business users.

You will possess strong analytical and client facing skills with experience in training and coaching of staff. In addition you will have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain solid business partnerships and experience with legal industry payment and processing platforms.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers.

Initiatives include:

  • Structured mentoring program
  • Professional development programs
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave regardless of gender
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance

About Us

The firms Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries. With lawyers located in four established offices in Australias leading financial and commercial centres and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients. They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses. However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service. The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

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K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of those with a disability. We welcome applications from people who have an indigenous and/or culturally and linguistically diverse background.

04/11/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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