Head of Financial Decision Support

Monday 05 Jun 2023

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Are you an experienced legal finance professional looking for a new challenge? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can shape the direction of your role? If so, this Head of Financial Decision Support may be a role to interest you.

As the Head of Financial Decision Support, you will report directly to a Partner in the senior leadership. Initially, your focus will be on implementing a change program in the integration and maintenance of the firm's UK client's financial systems. However, your influence and responsibilities can grow based on business needs and your own vision.

Role Responsibilities:

Driving Strategic Decision-Making: You will advise and approve all client contract commercial terms, engaging in challenging conversations to guide partners towards alternative strategies that align with the firm's strategic aims.

Managing Pricing Strategy: Overseeing and supporting the management of the pricing strategy in the UK, you will ensure its effectiveness and alignment with the firm's strategic objectives.

Client Portfolio Reviews: Leading regular client portfolio reviews, you will work closely with partners to engage in challenging conversations regarding commercial benefits and rates.

Process Improvement: Undertaking a comprehensive review of client financial system integration and maintenance, you will collaborate with other Senior Business Service leads to identify areas for improvement and drive positive change.

Solution Development: You will develop solutions to common issues, ensuring effective implementation across the business and driving commercial awareness and compliance with client terms through internal training initiatives.

Collaboration and Adaptation: Working closely with the Pricing team, UK Head of BD, Pitching, International Finance Managers, and International Business Managers, you will provide UK market knowledge and support decision-making processes that align with profit targets.

Effective Communication: Leading junior support, you will ensure our client dashboard design remains current and informative for partners. Additionally, you will collaborate with overseas service teams to redesign processes that meet both business and client needs.

This role presents a unique opportunity to establish key relationships, gain a deep understanding of the firm's international business within the local (UK) context, and effectively communicate and execute a compelling vision. As an experienced professional, you will have the chance to elevate and shape the role based on business needs and your own vision.

Your Characteristics:

To thrive in this role, you should possess the following qualities:

Senior-Level Expertise: You have significant experience in pricing/commercial finance within the legal industry, providing you with a solid foundation to succeed in this role.

Business Acumen: Your knowledge extends to current and future practices, policies, trends, technology, and information affecting organizations, allowing you to make informed decisions.

Contract and Pitching Experience: You have a track record of leading pitches, reviewing contracts for their nuances, and ensuring effective implementation.

Stakeholder Management: Your excellent stakeholder management skills enable you to lead and influence others, building engagement around a shared vision and core purpose.

Collaborative Leadership: You excel in collaborating across functions and teams on complex concepts and issues, guiding and leading others through periods of change.

Advanced Modelling and Excel Skills: Your expertise in modelling and Excel enables you to analyse and present complex financial data effectively.

Excellent Communication: Your outstanding communication skills, combined with gravitas, allow you to adapt to different communication styles, perspectives, and audiences, effectively conveying your point of view.