Junior Accountant/Accountant- Billing

Finance

Job Reference

723

Function

Finance

Category

Business Professionals

Location

Warsaw, Poland

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY
Billing Accountant supports multiple business units and locations in the billing activities, provides superior customer service to clients, ensures Service Level Agreements and customer expectations are met, reports problems and suggests improvements in the process to the Team Leader.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

IMPORTANT: Currently we work in Elite Enterprise but we will be introducing SAP in our company in a short period of time.

Specific duties will include:

  • Constant learning of the processes on the basis of the most up-to-date manuals/daily processing of the requests under the guidance of Senior Billing Accountant
  • Supporting administration staff/partners in preparing bills. It involves:

–    Setting up the VAT rate accordingly
–    Minor calculations to get the amounts requested
–    Setting up correct billing address of the recipient and other details that will show on the face of the finalized invoice
–    Including/excluding/splitting/transferring/writing off specific entries as per the instructions (i.e. time recorded by fee earners and costs incurred by firm)

  • Minor amendments to the finalized invoices and sending a new copy to the requester (adding details such as purchase order number, reference number, payable by line etc.) 
  • Issuing credit notes and writing off invoices
  • Posting soft cost disbursements to the system on a daily basis (expenses incurred by firm to be passed onto the clients)
  • Running minor billing reports relating to time billed/unbilled, finalized invoices, transfers etc.
  • Responding to various billing and VAT queries on a daily basis
  • Co-operation with other GSC teams when completing the task requires involvement of at least two teams
  • Assisting with other daily tasks assigned by the Team Leader
  • Ensuring all relevant firm’s standards and guidelines are met

ABOUT YOU

  • Very good English skills required, other languages will be a strong asset
  • Experience in finance, preferable in the billing area in the shared service or BPO environment as a strong asset, but not required
  • University degree (preferable in accounting) or students/graduates able to work full time
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with customers (customer focus, expectations management skills)Ability to work in international diversified professional environment
  • Willingness to learn new systems and tools supporting the daily work

ABOUT US
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:
Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

HYBRID WORKING
We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING
In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.