We seek a dynamic Client Accounting Manager (Billing Manager) to manage all aspects of the client billing and collections functions for the Washington Office and lead our client accounting team. Requiring constant and close communication with clients, lawyers, and partners, including members of the Finance and Billing Committee, the Client Accounting Manager advises on the firm's billing practices, provides reports and data analysis, and handles the firm's most sophisticated and complex billing. Working closely with the Finance Director, the Client Accounting Manager also establishes financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems for Cleary Gottlieb’s Washington, D.C. office and acts as a proxy for the Finance Director for both client accounting and more broad finance matters as needed.
Successful candidates will have significant law firm billing expertise, a methodical and detail-oriented approach, excellent technical skills, superior written and verbal communication skills, the ability to build and leverage effective working relationships, and strong leadership to drive the success of the client accounting staff and overall function. This position requires a committed and flexible professional willing to work extra hours, under time pressure, as needed and travel to the firm's New York Office for training or financial meetings.
Reports to: Finance Director, Washington Office
Supervises: Client Accounting Staff