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Finance Analyst 12 Month FTC

Posted 21 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history, celebrating it's bicentenary in 2022. We are proud of our history and future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Role Overview/Main responsibilities:

A supporting role in the Financial Management team with responsibility for:

  • Providing regular detailed and valuable financial insights to senior management.

  • Supporting cyclical financial management processes and activities.
  • Producing focused financial analysis in response to business requests.
  • Preparing consolidated financial reports and models.
  • The management and coordination of finance projects.
  • Finance reporting design and testing.
  • Maintenance of financial management team information and documentation.

Areas of focus to include (but not limited to):

  • Business planning, budgeting and forecasting.

  • Working capital management (WIP, debtors, lock-up).
  • Legal practice performance management (income, costs and profitability).
  • Industry and client analysis and reporting.
  • Lawyer performance management (time recording, activity and profitability).
  • Partner financial reports.
  • Month-end global financial reporting.
  • Business investment modelling.
  • Working with, and supporting, the other Financial Management teams including: Accounting & Group Finance, Commercial Finance, Partner Services and Central Finance.
  • Supporting the Business Development and Marketing teams.

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Advanced analytical skills.

  • Prior experience and success in a similar role.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel (formulae, vlookups, pivots).
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience.
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Team player with the ability to work flexibly within a broad team and resiliently in a changing environment.
  • The ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organisation.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Prior experience within the professional services industry.

  • Accounting experience/background preferable.
  • Experience of Cognos TM1, Power BI or other business intelligence tools applications.
  • Strong understanding of financial and management information systems.

A leading international law firm with world class capability.
With our technical expertise, local knowledge and international network, we deliver an experience for our clients that other professional service providers find hard to match. And we are committed to being a sustainable global law firm, having positive impacts for our clients, employees, profession, the environment and the communities in which we are based.

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