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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Palo Alto


DescriptionAt Baker & McKenzie LLP, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other Firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,400 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level. Baker McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top Firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving - as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative Firm.The San Francisco/Palo Alto offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP seek a Collections Coordinator who will maintain full cycle collections portfolio for partners in the San Francisco/Palo Alto offices.Responsibilities:Monitor, track and collect Accounts Receivable (A/R) balances for an assigned portfolioResearch client payment activity, billing history and complete client A/R reconciliations as neededCoordinate with partners, management and accounting team to address accounts receivable balances and provide timely status of collection activities to partners and managementServe as the A/R liaison between the firm and it's clients; communicate with clients regarding outstanding A/R balances and conduct negotiations as needed to resolve outstanding balancesMaintain collections database and documents based on current collections activityMeet key performance metrics as stipulated by management, including but not limited to cash collection targets, 90 days portfolio, DSO, lock-up targets etc.Provide excellent customer service to clients and partnersExperience RequiredBachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferredWorking knowledge of accounts receivable practicesProven ability to develop and convey to management and partners comprehensive financial information and analysis related to A/RAbility to readily comprehend business objectives and correspondingly develop and execute appropriate strategiesSophisticated organization, communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to multitask, problem solve and liaise at all levels within and outside the organizationProactive, innovative and results-oriented work orientationSuccessful track record in adhering to deadlines and goalsCommitment to perform responsibilities with high professional and ethical standardsStrong ability to effectively learn and apply technology, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and other financial software systems

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