Requisition Number: 2023-03-04058-0164-001
Job Title: Senior Billing Coordinator
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Senior Billing Coordinator

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Description/Job Summary

Under minimal direct supervision, the Senior Billing Coordinator is responsible for compiling, managing and executing attorney billing.


  • Interface with attorneys, secretaries, clients and staff regarding billing matters
  • Compile, analyze and process a high volume of attorney bills to clients on a monthly basis
  • Review and edit pre-bills in response to attorney and secretary requests
  • Apply retainer/on-account funds as directed by attorney and as per Firm policy
  • Process write-offs according to Firm guidelines and policy
  • Execute complex bills, such as multiple discounts by matter, split party billing, and preparation of electronic bills, in a timely matter
  • Submit invoices electronically, assisting with bill resolution as required
  • Review billing supporting documentation for accuracy
  • Research and verify descriptions, amounts, rates, client/matter data and client billing requirements and make appropriate corrections
  • Create billing schedules and various billing analyses as required
  • Effectively interact and communicate with attorneys, secretaries and clients providing accurate information and timely responses to inquiry and completion of assignments
  • Distribute monthly partner reports
  • Regularly review and update comments for reports distributed to the Finance Committee and Partners
  • Attend Partner meetings and weekly management meetings to review unbilled matter comments, matter on-accounts, and e-billing issues
  • Work cooperatively with Collections staff and assist with accounts receivable issues to minimize credit balances
  • Mentor and train new Billing Coordinators as directed
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of billing experience in a large law firm required
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to use an accounting calculator
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly in Excel
  • High level of proficiency with 3E
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Can organize, prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities, with the ability to effectively meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Flexibility to adapt to all work situations and work varied hours

Preferred Skills

  • 5 plus years of billing experience preferred
  • Familiarity with E-billing Hub and Multi currency preferred

Required Education

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, preferred, or, equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $93k to $110k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is non-exempt meaning that it is overtime pay eligible. 

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