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Global Pricing and Data Compliance Analyst

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

The Global Pricing & Compliance Analyst will be
part of a team responsible for ensuring that new matters are set-up in
accordance with the Firm’s Global Financial Protocols and Policy and supporting
the firm’s data integrity.

This will involve the review of client- and matter-level
engagement letters and fee agreements, to ensure that the details in the New
Business Intake forms are set up correctly and maintained accurately within the
Firm’s Practice Management system.

The Global Pricing & Compliance Analyst will also
be responsible for testing the new Client Rate Agreement database and that it
is maintained accurately later after going live.

Reviewing and updating of timekeeper and client/matter
related updates in the firm’s financial system (3E). Also, coordinating with Legal
and Administrative Staff regarding modifications to Time and Cost entries.

The successful candidate must possess exceptional
communication skills both written and oral, be able to anticipate issues and to
work said issues towards resolution, be conscientious, be able to multi-task in
a high paced environment.

Our Functional Area

The Global Finance team is led by the Firm’s CFO, Steve Wrede, and is made up of approximately 280 team members around the world. Committed to our 2020 strategy for profitable growth, our core functions include billing and collecting Firm invoices, statutory accounting for the Firm and for individual offices, creating and distributing management reports, processing payments to vendors or reimbursements to employees and managing payroll for our people. Together, we work seamlessly across our network of offices and countries where we operate. Ours is a multicultural, diverse and supportive team, where everyone’s contribution is welcome and where we share a mutual ambition to achieve our goals and take the Firm from strength to strength.

Our team’s remit includes partner compensation and the maintenance of partner equity accounts; strategic procurement of vendor services; global tax strategies; inventory management, and finally analysis of the profitability of clients, matters and groups of timekeeper. We work with partners and with other business services groups to establish hourly billing rates as well as client-specific fee arrangements. Our Treasury team is responsible for global cash management, foreign currencies and hedging.

In consultation with Firm leaders, we set annual global revenue and expense budgets across Regional Sections and offices, including legal and business service departments. The team continuously reviews expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the Firm’s resources are being used efficiently.

Duties and Accountabilities1

*

Review of the financial data contained in the New
Business Intake forms to ensure compliance with client engagement letters, fee
agreements and outside counsel guidelines

*

Review of client and matter level discounts to confirm
they are within the thresholds set out in the Firm’s Pricing Guidelines and
have the relevant approvals

*

Escalate and raise issues where the required approvals
have not been received

*

Establish the date for review of client and matter rates

*

Review of estimated matter value, as well as estimated
completion

*

Maintain the firm’s Client Rate Agreement Database.

*

Produce and distribute standard and ad-hoc reports in
relation to client and matter rates

*

Proactively identify areas of vulnerability in
internal processes and compliance systems.

*

Communicate with the Pricing team, the regional
Finance teams and matter Partners.

*

Responsible for time and cost entry corrections,
deletions and duplicate entry removals

*

Responsible for processing all client and matter
related modifications and to ensure that all requests are processed in compliance
with the firm’s Global Pricing Guidelines.

*

Responsible to review and action corrections of
automated time and cost loads

*

Review and prioritize inquires received including and
follow-up as needed with appropriate parties

*

Responsible for updating timekeeper records including
billing rates

*

Responsible for processing and maintaining new client
and matter rate exceptions and discounts.

*

Ensuring all required approvals and documentation are recorded in 3E in
accordance with the firm’s Global Pricing Guidelines.

Qualifications

*

Bachelors degree

*

3-5 years of work experience

*

Knowledge of Elite 3E is an advantage

*

Experience in data entry is an advantage

*

Exceptional attention to detail

*

Ability to organize work and use time efficiently

*

Ability to multi-task and work-well in high paced environment

*

Strong English written and verbal communication skills

*

Intermediary knowledge of MS Excel and Word

*

Experience working in BPO/Shared Service Organization a plus

*

Open to rotating shifts

Location & Reporting

*
This is a role based in Manila, with potential for international travel

*
This role reports to the Global Head of Compliance
- Pricing & Data

1The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

Primary Location
: Philippines-Manila

Job
: Finance

Job Posting
: Nov 18, 2020, 9:23:30 AM
Global Pricing and Data Compliance Analyst

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

The Global Pricing & Compliance Analyst will be
part of a team responsible for ensuring that new matters are set-up in
accordance with the Firm’s Global Financial Protocols and Policy and supporting
the firm’s data integrity.

This will involve the review of client- and matter-level
engagement letters and fee agreements, to ensure that the details in the New
Business Intake forms are set up correctly and maintained accurately within the
Firm’s Practice Management system.

The Global Pricing & Compliance Analyst will also
be responsible for testing the new Client Rate Agreement database and that it
is maintained accurately later after going live.

Reviewing and updating of timekeeper and client/matter
related updates in the firm’s financial system (3E). Also, coordinating with Legal
and Administrative Staff regarding modifications to Time and Cost entries.

The successful candidate must possess exceptional
communication skills both written and oral, be able to anticipate issues and to
work said issues towards resolution, be conscientious, be able to multi-task in
a high paced environment.

Our Functional Area

The Global Finance team is led by the Firm’s CFO, Steve Wrede, and is made up of approximately 280 team members around the world. Committed to our 2020 strategy for profitable growth, our core functions include billing and collecting Firm invoices, statutory accounting for the Firm and for individual offices, creating and distributing management reports, processing payments to vendors or reimbursements to employees and managing payroll for our people. Together, we work seamlessly across our network of offices and countries where we operate. Ours is a multicultural, diverse and supportive team, where everyone’s contribution is welcome and where we share a mutual ambition to achieve our goals and take the Firm from strength to strength.

Our team’s remit includes partner compensation and the maintenance of partner equity accounts; strategic procurement of vendor services; global tax strategies; inventory management, and finally analysis of the profitability of clients, matters and groups of timekeeper. We work with partners and with other business services groups to establish hourly billing rates as well as client-specific fee arrangements. Our Treasury team is responsible for global cash management, foreign currencies and hedging.

In consultation with Firm leaders, we set annual global revenue and expense budgets across Regional Sections and offices, including legal and business service departments. The team continuously reviews expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the Firm’s resources are being used efficiently.

Duties and Accountabilities1

*

Review of the financial data contained in the New
Business Intake forms to ensure compliance with client engagement letters, fee
agreements and outside counsel guidelines

*

Review of client and matter level discounts to confirm
they are within the thresholds set out in the Firm’s Pricing Guidelines and
have the relevant approvals

*

Escalate and raise issues where the required approvals
have not been received

*

Establish the date for review of client and matter rates

*

Review of estimated matter value, as well as estimated
completion

*

Maintain the firm’s Client Rate Agreement Database.

*

Produce and distribute standard and ad-hoc reports in
relation to client and matter rates

*

Proactively identify areas of vulnerability in
internal processes and compliance systems.

*

Communicate with the Pricing team, the regional
Finance teams and matter Partners.

*

Responsible for time and cost entry corrections,
deletions and duplicate entry removals

*

Responsible for processing all client and matter
related modifications and to ensure that all requests are processed in compliance
with the firm’s Global Pricing Guidelines.

*

Responsible to review and action corrections of
automated time and cost loads

*

Review and prioritize inquires received including and
follow-up as needed with appropriate parties

*

Responsible for updating timekeeper records including
billing rates

*

Responsible for processing and maintaining new client
and matter rate exceptions and discounts.

*

Ensuring all required approvals and documentation are recorded in 3E in
accordance with the firm’s Global Pricing Guidelines.

Qualifications

*

Bachelors degree

*

3-5 years of work experience

*

Knowledge of Elite 3E is an advantage

*

Experience in data entry is an advantage

*

Exceptional attention to detail

*

Ability to organize work and use time efficiently

*

Ability to multi-task and work-well in high paced environment

*

Strong English written and verbal communication skills

*

Intermediary knowledge of MS Excel and Word

*

Experience working in BPO/Shared Service Organization a plus

*

Open to rotating shifts

Location & Reporting

*
This is a role based in Manila, with potential for international travel

*
This role reports to the Global Head of Compliance
- Pricing & Data

1The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

Primary Location
: Philippines-Manila

Job
: Finance

Job Posting
: Nov 18, 2020, 9:23:30 AM
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