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Legal Billing Specialist - Finance

Reporting to the Business Support Manager, the successful candidate will play an important role within the Finance team and have responsibility for the effective support of the Fee Earning Community in all aspects of the Practice Management System, particularly around billing and time recording. The successful candidate will assist in the effective management of the audit confirmation process in addition to other duties. The ideal candidate will have the ability to build trusted relationships with key recipients, excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work within a team.

Duties and responsibilities:


Providing appropriate support and assistance to Partners, Solicitors and PA's in all aspects of billing and time recording. This will involve:

  • Preparation and processing of invoices and associated documentation.
  • Checking invoices thoroughly before sending to Partners/Solicitors.
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries relating to billing.
  • Ensuring rates are properly applied in the system.
  • Comprehensive follow up of action items, such as time transfers, time write offs.
  • Attendance at quarterly WIP Reviews.
  • Client and other Ad Hoc reporting.
  • Responsible for the management of the matter inception process including checking all new matters created in the Practice Management System.
  • Assisting in the completion of audit confirmation letters and liaising with relevant internal and external parties to complete this process in a timely manner.
  • To improve the quality of data in the Practice Management System at both an Entity and Matter level.
  • Provide assistance to finance department as required.
  • Adhoc administration: photocopying, filing.

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong customer focus.
  • Good numerical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team.
  • Strong PC application skills.
  • Well-developed organisational and administration skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Previous experience in a finance related role is desirable but not essential.

The Firm

A&L Goodbody (ALG) is a leading Irish law firm with six international offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. There are currently 116 partners and over 900 employees. The strong international and domestic business community in Ireland forms a valuable part of the ALG client base.

ALG is incredibly proud to be recognised as the leading Irish law firm in the Chambers and Partners Europe 2024 Guide with the highest number of Band 1 practice area rankings. ALG is also ranked as a 'top tier' law firm in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2024 and the IFLR1000 Guide 2023. The firm is consistently ranked number one in the Irish market and on a European level.

A sample of other recent notable awards include:

  • Law firm of the year – Republic of Ireland 2023 at The Lawyer European Awards
  • Irish Law Firm of the Year 2023 at the Chambers Europe Awards
  • One of the top 50 most innovative law firms in Europe 2023 by the Financial Times
  • Best client support 2023 by the Managing Partners Forum
  • Business Working Responsibly Mark 2023
  • Ireland's top 25 best places to work by LinkedIn's Top Companies list for 2022
  • Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law 2024 by GradIreland (for 13 consecutive years)

ALG has a reputation for leading the way in continuously developing its service to clients and internally to its business. This is delivered through the use of new processes, ways of working, innovative use of technology and marketing-leading business service teams.