The Finance Analyst will be part of the PBS Finance team working with the Senior Finance Analyst and supporting all aspects of the wider PBS Finance team in Belfast and Chicago.

Baker McKenzie is modernizing its Professional and Business Services functions (PBS) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of how it delivers services to clients.


  • Support the Senior Finance Analyst in maintenance and analysis of employee and cost information in Excel, driven by correspondence with Project Managers, PBS leaders, and People and Finance functions
  • Support the Senior Finance Analyst in development and production of financial and headcount reporting for PBS leaders. Excellent modelling skills are a must
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as needs arise
  • Have confidence and experience in a deadline driven environment
  • Provide ongoing support to the Finance leaders within our Centres, local offices and regional Finance leadership as required, regarding PBS Program costs and their allocation, ensuring transparency and fairness. Provide timely responses to internal and external enquiries
  • Support the PBS Finance team in accurate annual budget setting, quarterly forecasting and regular monthly reporting for the assigned PBS function as well as providing cover for the rest of the team on other PBS functions
  • The exact scope of the role is constantly expanding and changing, the role requires a flexible, can do, thinking beyond the box attitude

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree related to business or equivalent work experience in consulting, accounting or finance
  • Excellent Excel (incl VBA) and financial modelling skills
  • Experience of developing financial and operational reports
  • Excellent Power Point and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience of financial systems (SAP preferred)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills with the ability to present to senior management and personable, friendly approach is very important
  • Confidence to communicate in a multi-cultural, multi-level environment
  • Flexible and well organized
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to understand and interpret data
  • Independent thinker who is comfortable working in an unstructured environment
  • Excellent time management and organizing skills; ability to prioritise and manage time to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrable ability to develop relations across different parts of the business
  • Willingness to learn new things and an ability and desire to drive initiatives forward
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good team player