Billing Advisor

Location: Auckland

Job Description

Russell McVeagh is New Zealand's premier law firm committed to operating at the cutting edge of legal practice. Our award-winning team of lawyers across Auckland | Tāmaki Makaurau and Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara are internationally recognised for their thought leadership, depth of experience and ability to translate complex legal issues into client success stories. 

Our national business services team supports the day-to-day operation of the firm across a broad range of areas including, marketing, HR, communication, business development and client experience; IT; finance and business analysis; research, knowledge management and legal support; hospitality and events; reception and general business support.

Our values of Respect | Manaaki, Curiosity | Māhirahira, Excellence | Whai hiranga and Tenacity | Whakapau kaha reflect who we are and how we work together.

About the role

We are looking for a Billing Advisor to join our collaborative national Finance team, based in our Auckland office. In this role, you will be supporting internal stakeholders to drive monthly billing processes and promote best practice. By managing both our client and matter on-boarding process, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our client billing is accurate and highly efficient. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring timely client on-boarding and matter opening.
  • Managing client and matter details within the System.
  • Being the first point of call for billing and estimate queries.
  • Assisting with preparation of complex bills.
  • Ensuring invoices are sent out on time.
  • Providing regular training and ongoing coaching for Secretaries and Legal Staff.
  • Maintaining specialised billing documentation and related training material.
  • Completing pro bono review and reporting.
  • Preparing client reporting and other monthly reporting requirements.
  • Supporting system upgrade and changes. 
  • Providing support to the wider Finance team.

About you

We're looking for someone who's motivated, personable and who is willing to learn!

You will also have the following:

  • Previous experience in a Billing, Credit Control or Accounts Receivable role.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills. 
  • Highly numerate.
  • Organised with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines. 
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Proactive approach and a ‘can do’ attitude, ability to stay calm under pressure. 
  • Experience within professional services is preferred.
  • Team player; assists team members in achieving overall objectives.
  • Knowledge of Aderant or similar Practise Management Sytems is preferred. 


Some of our employee benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration package;
  • Support, coaching, and considered training and development programmes;
  • Annual wellness subsidy, phone allowance, and talent referral bonus incentives; and
  • Team charity days, sports days, annual ball, and regular team events.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter.

We believe in enabling a supportive and inclusive workplace for everyone. Please check our website for further information about Russell McVeagh's diversity and inclusion vision and commitment.

Our firm is invested in achieving transformational change and having a positive impact – our 2023 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report captures our firm's progress on our commitment to helping to shape a sustainable and thriving Aotearoa New Zealand. You can read our 2023 report, 'Our Contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand | Tō tātou ki Aotearoa' on our website.

For more information, or to have a confidential discussion about this position please email our Talent Advisor, Ana Allid on [email protected]

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