Description

The Strategic Analysis Associate Finance Manager will develop and maintain strategic analyses and related tools, and effectively analyze and communicate facts and conclusions derived from multiple sources of data effectively to stakeholders. Stakeholders include the regional CFO, regional leadership, and other stakeholders including Finance team colleagues, and practice groups.  A strong technical skill-set and the ability to leverage such skills to automate processes where possible and develop bespoke solutions to solve business problems as they arise is required.
 
Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop new and update or improve existing analyses which include but are not limited to revenue, cost, and profit scenarios including forecasts and projections, partner performance evaluations and projections, principal compensation committee support, and cost rate and related profit analyses
  • Design and build custom reports, dashboards, and models using multiple sources of data for various business processes and provide and communicate effectively analytical insights to stakeholders as  appropriate
  • Provide support and/or training and maintenance on custom reports and dashboards for end-users, as well as document relevant procedures
  • Understand and further develop internal processes and existing custom reports, templates, and databases.
  • Responsible for understanding the standard reporting portal and other standard monthly management reports (inventory, KPIs, utilization, etc.) and accompanying insights, and special attorney compensation computations
  • Review standard reports from reporting portal and research discrepancies or validate data sources as needed
  • Leverage technical skills and background to automate processes where possible and develop bespoke solutions (e.g. macros, scripts, etc.) to solve business problems as they arise
  • Seek new and innovative ways to provide value-added financial and non-financial data to stakeholders across North America
  • Assist with various Global Firm and North America initiatives and processes, including management reporting activities, partner compensation, profitability, and other areas of high priority
  • Organize and prepare polished presentations, especially in PowerPoint,  on financial and operational results for different stakeholders
  • Liaise directly with management, partners, and other business areas to provide financial support
  • Fulfil approved ad hoc requests that vary greatly in scope and time commitment, and other responsibilities and special projects as assigned from time-to-time
 
Skills and Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree focusing on Finance, Accounting, Data Analytics, Statistics, Economics, or other related areas
  • Post-qualification experience in global professional services (law firm experience strongly preferred.)
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, with proven ability to develop and convey comprehensive financial information and analysis relative to business operations and strategies
  • Comfortable analyzing and manipulating large sets of data
  • Advanced level skills in Excel including experience in VBA and Data Models (e.g. Power Query, PowerPivot)
  • Knowledge and experience of financial systems (SAP preferred), and proficiency in business applications and languages (Access, PowerPoint, SQL)
  • Well-developed and sophisticated organization, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to collaborate with colleagues at various levels within an organization
  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize and work to deadlines