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Billing Officer

Full Time


Billing Officer – Sydney/Melbourne

DWF is looking to recruit an experienced Billing Officer to work with the Legal Advisers in either our Sydney or Melbourne office to ensure that billing and the management of work in progress on client matters is carried out promptly and efficiently.

About DWF

We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. We have over 33 key locations and over 4300 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations and in March 2019, we became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange.

Our Australian team has market leading sector and industry expertise. We are easy to do business with and are focused on speed to market and providing solutions for clients and their business partners.

We work with listed and unlisted companies, banks, insurers, alternative capital providers, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, REITs, growth companies, high net worth individuals, family businesses, corporate trustees and government authorities.

Main Duties:

  • Dealing with interim, final and disbursement billing;
  • Following up draft invoices with Fee Earners to ensure they are approved and issued to clients
  • Producing monthly bills for the Australian Practice Group;
  • Dealing with all billing and ledger queries, including creating credit notes where needed;
  • Liaising with other members within the Finance department to ensure queries are dealt with quickly;
  • Liaising with legal advisers and credit control team to ensure that unpaid bills and disbursements are collected promptly;
  • Ensuring at all times that general administration duties are kept up to date and in line with the operational standards e.g. filing/ archiving etc.;
  • To provide cover between the hours of 8.30 – 5.00pm and have a flexible approach to working hours and overtime as and when the business requires;
  • Undertaking any others duties that are deemed necessary to support the Compliance team and the DWF business as and when required;
  • Following all the Firm’s policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times. The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation. 


  • Experience in a busy finance environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced dynamic environment Successfully manage multiple tasks & priorities;
  • Strong time management & demonstrate experience in meeting deadlines & targets;
  • Proactive / self-starter with positive can do attitude;
  • Attention to detail & deliver high quality work;
  • Change orientation approach to role;
  • Excellent interpersonal & team work skills cultivating long term relationships at all levels of own & customer’s organisation;
  • Excellent verbal & written communication;
  • Flexible approach to working hours

We’re offering you the opportunity to join a dynamic and fast paced team where you will have the support of your colleagues as well as autonomy over your area of expertise. We also offer an open office and pleasant working environment.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the DWF Recruitment team and tell us what adjustments you need either to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview. We are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

Note to recruitment agencies

We operate a strict preferred supplier list and we will only accept CV’s from agencies who we have agreed terms with and who we have instructed to assist us with this recruitment. All introductions should be made direct to the Talent Acquisition team and we will not pay a fee for any CV’s sent to our business outside of this process.

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