Billing Assistant

Secretarial Services

Job Reference



Secretarial Services


Business Professionals


Milan, Italy



The role

This role entails providing administrative support to Partners and Fee Earners in the relevant team with effective and high quality support with respect to billing processes.


  • Working towards full capability for managing and understanding of the end-to-end billing process, of standard bills, using Elite (internal financial system).  Following the relevant procedures and prompting fee earners to complete all necessary time recording
  • Creating standard bills, disbursements, amending narratives as well as requesting credit notes
  • Understanding the client matter opening, client reporting and client balances processes; completing financial reports where required, from internal systems highlighting outstanding monies to be billed and updating particular client financial schedules where necessary
  • Support the completion of financial reports
  • Work closely and maintain constant contact with the finance team
  • Assist on ad-hoc projects


  • We do not set upper or lower limits of years of experience for any of our vacancies. We have however given an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have at least 2/3 years of experience are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience to be able to undertake this role
  • Argumentation and logical thinking
  • Numeracy skills
  • Accuracy and precision
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver high quality outcomes under time pressure
  • Proven ability to proactively build strong relationships and apply a collaborative approach
  • Excellent knowledge of English both spoken and written


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers 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.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may 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 references from previous employers.