Financial Analyst

Wednesday 31 Aug 2022

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Purpose of the role
To support the provision of commercial and financial analysis to the key stakeholders of the business, including Fee Earners, Business Managers, and the Senior Finance team. The role sits within the FP&A Team and requires close collaboration with other members of the team as well as the wider finance community to ensure that all core deadlines are met.

What’s great about this job is that you get to work for an international firm that has experienced substantial growth over the last couple of years so the opportunity to progress is yours for the taking! They are at the forefront of D&I and offer a nurturing supportive environment.

Who they are looking for – skills/experience

  • University degree (2:1 or equivalent), ideally in a numerate discipline.
  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW) with 2-5 years PQE (1-2 years is sufficient if you have prior experience before qualifying)
  • Proven experience of working with varied and cross-functional teams, to include IT, HR, BD and Finance.
  • Previous experience of working within a Professional Services environment advantageous but not necessary.
  • Strong commercial awareness and analytical skills. Ability to manipulate large data.
  • High level of systems/IT literacy (particularly Excel, practice management systems and planning software, PowerPoint )
  • Well organised, great attention to detail and good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to streamline processes. Proactive and innovative.
  • Able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organisation
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with strong client mentality

Main duties and responsibilities

Financial Analysis:

  • Support the FP&A Manager and Head of FP&A in the analysis required for their monthly reporting deliverables.
  • Work with the other finance analysts to ensure all queries received are dealt with in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ad hoc analysis and presentations as required by the senior finance team.

Planning and Budgeting:

  • Work closely with the FP&A Manager and Head of FP&A to support the annual budget and reforecast process. This will include the loading and reconciliation of data into the core budgeting system, and the development, production and maintenance of core budgeting reporting and analysis.

Reporting:

  • Responsible for preparation of various standard monthly and weekly reports for key stakeholders across the business, ensuring that the reports are accurate and delivered by the deadline.
  • Prepare the analysis required by the FP&A Manager for the submission of the quarterly and annual legal survey results for the Firm.

Projects work:

  • Work closely with financial system team in order to make continual improvements to existing reports as well shaping the development of new reports.
  • Developing good relationships across the firm in order to deliver various projects.
  • Working with central finance department and external consultants on various budgeting system improvements.