30+ days ago


Global Billing Standards Training Information Officer-(2000003Z)


Overview of the firm and function


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it matters most, wherever in the world that may be. We deliver seamless service across borders, cultures and languages, and the launch of the Freshfields Global Centre (Europe) is central to this vision.


Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams.


We think and work globally - we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.


We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.



Project specific


The role will sit within the Practice Management Support team. The team will set global billing standards, monitor compliance with the standards, be the custodian of billing knowledge collateral, and manage key global relationships. The aim of the Global Billing Standards Team is to deliver operational billing excellence to clearly differentiate our client offering from that of our competitors. This role will require engaging with stakeholders across different regions and offices to ensure compliance with global standards.


Role summary/purpose of job


Working with the Global Billing Standards Manager the role will involve:

  • Maintains training materials (including quick reference guides) reviewing regularly using version control procedures

  • Trains fee earners, assistants and local billing teams on using billing systems (for example, the fee earner portal)

  • Maintains the library of global and local billing procedures

  • Creates training documentation to support system changes (such as the fee earner portal) and distributes updates to relevant teams/individuals.

  • Through effective relationships with local offices, provides feedback from local offices on how the portal and 3E are being used and any possible issues

  • Provides advice and support to local billing teams on how to use the billing workflow manager and related processes

  • Influences partners and fee earners to adopt best practice behaviours with regards to time recording and billing management.


Key responsibilities and deliverables 

  • To create training documentation in relation to using the billing system and fee earner portal and distribute this to relevant teams/individuals.

  • To train fee earners, assistants and local billing teams on using the billing system and fee earner portal.

  • To provide support to local billing teams on how the billing workflow manager and related processes are used.

  • To provide feedback from local offices on how the portal and 3E are being used and any possible issues.

  • To input in to discussions about possible 3E implementations and identify any issues.

  • To promote best practice behaviours for time recording and billing management when interacting with partners, fee earners, EAs and local billing teams.

  • Support efforts to continuously improve billing processes and performance


Key requirements



  • Experience working with large, multidisciplinary organisations involving internal and external resources across multiple locations

  • Experience in defining and developing training and knowledge materials for large change projects/ programmes

  • Ability to work in a challenging and time pressured environment with senior business stakeholders

  • Can build strong relationships quickly and work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Educated to degree level and/ or relevant professional qualifications

  • Travel may be required to some global offices

  • IT literate, fluent in MS Office

  • Experience working with 3E or similar financial systems

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and strong organisational skills


  • Able to speak other languages – German, Spanish, French or Italian preferential

Desirable Qualifications

  • Relevant professional accreditation



  • A commitment to the highest level of integrity, quality of work and attention to detail

  • A diplomatic and adaptable team working style and works collaboratively with colleagues

  • Takes ownership of tasks and is dedicated to meeting and exceeding expectations

  • Able to resolve complex problems taking a proactive approach to analyse the issues and generate solutions, with a determination to see a problem through to a solution

  • Able to draft efficiently, varying language and tone to suit the target audience

  • Decisive and mature in judgement; resilient and calm under pressure

  • Excellent customer service skills with a helpful and responsive approach

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage tasks efficiently

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent planning ability and organisational skills

  • Has the ability to build strong working relationships at all levels




Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing. Please note that, in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate can fill the position.


Freshfields is a Ban the Box employer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when a conditional job offer is made. A conviction does not automatically lead to withdrawal of the offer: we make decisions on a case by case basis and take a number of factors into account (eg the role you are applying for and the circumstances of the offence). You would have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.


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:Day Job

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:Apr 3, 2020, 8:06:48 AM