We have an opening in our Finance Department for a Finance Assistant who will assist the firm's Pricing and Legal Project Management Team in initiating and monitoring matter budget engagements, maintaining matter databases, responding to requests for billing rates and alternative fee arrangements, reporting metrics and other responsibilities. This position can be based in our Bay Area/Santa Monica (CA) or Seattle (WA) offices.
Liaise with attorneys and clients on pricing arrangements and budget creation.
Support maintenance of firm billing rate structure, including annual rate setting, client rate submissions, and alternative fee agreements.
Monitor the fees of matters with budgets and assist in financial reporting to the team and client.
Maintain and keep up-to-date various databases and process documentation.
Run reports needed for budgeting, monitoring and performance metrics.
Actively manage and improve the quality of the task coding of time entries by legal professionals.
Perform research using sources such as legal documents and the internet.
Support the Pricing Team on various projects and ongoing processes.
Compile and prepare financial analysis and reports from various sources (ie: Aderant and EIS).
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Intermediate proficiency in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and SharePoint.
Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
Intermediate project management skills.
Basic understanding of statistical concepts and techniques such as multi-variable regressions.
Demonstrate understanding of finance and accounting concepts.
Exposure to finance and accounting best practices including reconciling totals.
Must have experience with or demonstrate the ability to work with large data sets.
Must be comfortable with situations requiring a high volume of time sensitive data entry.
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work seamlessly with professionals at all levels.
Advanced communication and writing skills.
Must be organized, self-motivated and able to work independently.
Reporting to the Director of Pricing and Legal Project Management, the qualified candidate will have a bachelor's degree or higher. Experience with legal or other professional service industries a plus.
To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online: https://fenwick.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Fenwick_External_Careers/job/Mountain-View/Pricing-Assistant_R1454
COVID Vaccine Policy
On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.
Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 400 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.