17 Dec

Costs Assistant Birmingham Jobs Vacancy at Hogan Lovells Birmingham

Position
Costs Assistant Birmingham
Company
Hogan Lovells
Location
Birmingham ENG
Opening
17 Dec, 2017 30+ days ago

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Costs Assistant Birmingham Jobs Vacancy at Hogan Lovells Birmingham Jobs Details:

Ref

1123

Country

UK

Area

Legal

Specialism

Location

Birmingham

Department Overview & Role Overview

Department Overview

Hogan Lovells has a fully
integrated Birmingham office. The firm is establishing a small new Costs team
in Birmingham to take on responsibility for the management of all costs work.

Role Overview

The role of the Costs Assistant is
to provide support to the Costs Draftsmen who are responsible for documents
which are presented to the Court. The
Costs Assistant will work under the guidance of the Costs Draftsman. A key component of the role is to gather data
from in-house systems and manipulate as directed by the Costs Draftsman. The Costs Assistant will collate bundles of
documents and produce Word documents and Excel spread sheets.

Responsibilities

Assist
the Costs Draftsman in preparing documents and spread sheets to be presented to

the Court and others as appropriate. The documents include:
Precedent H cost budgets

Precedent R reports

Formal bills of costs for
detailed assessment

Statements of costs for
summary assessment

Schedules of costs for
interim payment applications

Points of Dispute and Replies
in detailed assessment proceedings

Instructions or Brief to
Counsel

Obtain
and manipulate/format data to assist with costs estimations, for example time
breakdowns, month end reports, and interest calculations, billing guides and
recapped breakdowns of invoices. To create, edit and amend spread sheets as
requested; inputting, amending and deleting entries, running calculations and
linking between spread sheets.

To

prepare documents in Word, for example:
Points of Dispute

Replies to Points of Dispute

Orders

Witness Statements

Affidavits

Collate bundles of documents
as directed

Occasionally prepare or edit
PowerPoint presentations

Filing and general administrative
tasks

Other tasks as directed

Candidate Profile

Excel skills to intermediate
level: formatting, tabulating, sorting,
filtering, basic mathematical functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, sum),
linking formulae between spread sheets. An understanding of and ability to create pivot tables would be an
advantage. Experience using Excel to prepare simple interest calculations and
manipulate large volumes of data is desired.

Experience of legal in house
finance systems including billing and time recording. Hogan Lovells in house
systems include Elite, Webview and Carpe Diem; familiarity with these systems
may be an advantage.

Word skills to intermediate
level including formatting and working with tables.

Basic skills in PowerPoint

Experience of working with
large volumes of data

Qualifications

Minimum 5 GCSE's or
equivalent at A-C including English and Maths

3-5 years' experience as a
Costs Assistant would be preferable

General Attributes

Excel skills to intermediate
level: formatting, tabulating, sorting,
filtering, basic mathematical functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, sum),
linking formulae between spread sheets. An understanding of and ability to create pivot tables would be an
advantage. Experience using Excel to prepare simple interest calculations and
manipulate large volumes of data is desired.

Experience of legal in house
finance systems including billing and time recording. Hogan Lovells in house
systems include Elite, Webview and Carpe Diem; familiarity with these systems
may be an advantage.

Word skills to intermediate
level including formatting and working with tables.

Basic skills in PowerPoint.

Experience of working with
large volumes of data.

Minimum 5 GCSE's or
equivalent at A-C including English and Maths.

3-5 years' experience as a
Costs Assistant would be preferable.

Agile Working Statement & Equal Opportunities Policy

Agile Working Statement

Our goal is to embed flexibility across our business by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis and we will be happy to discuss this further.

Equal Opportunities Policy

It is the policy of Hogan Lovells to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.


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