Financial Analyst

Recruiter
Boston Hale
Location
London
Salary
45000.0000
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
08 Jun 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Financial Analyst

Boston Hale are partnering with a Top 20 Global Law Firm in their search for a Financial Analyst. This is a business partnering role positioned in finance but liaising daily with senior partners across a wide variety of practice groups.

Key Stakeholders: Global Finance Director, International Group Heads, London National Practice Group Heads and International Finance Managers.

The role reports up to the Financial Analysis Manager and consists of 4 main areas:

Role Description:

Financial Performance Analysis:

  • Producing analysis to help maximise profitability across the London Groups
  • Focusing on realisation, fee earner utilisation, working capital, costs reviews and analysis
  • Monitoring performance against long-term strategic and short-term operational plans
  • Presenting information to assist the business groups and contributing to on-going reviews

Business Planning & Budgeting:

  • Assist partners to develop strategic plans and operational budgets for business groups
  • Producing financial projections and ensuring planning activities are completed
  • Liaising with Finance, HR and Marketing teams

Business Case Proposals:

  • Assist partners in preparing business cases to be used to support election of new partners
  • Providing information to allow independent post-event review of actual returns
  • Prepare financial models and accompanying documentation for ad-hoc projects

Operational Support:

  • Co-ordinating the provision of analysis, explanation and support to partners
  • Assisting with analysis on profitability and compliance with time recording policies
  • Collaborating with IT to generate new reporting
  • Assisting with product initiatives, client performance and profitability reviews
  • Supporting the development of the business group and promoting business awareness

Required Skills:

  • Qualified Accountant, ideally ACA from Big 4
  • Previous management accounting, budgeting, planning and financial modelling experience
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Professional services experience an advantage
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge