Totum Partners are delighted to be working with a leading top 15 global law firm. You will support the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis in providing commercial, relevant and practical advice to the Partnership and financial analysis to support the Firm's decision-making process.

The main duties of the Senior Financial Analyst will be to support the annual budget and forecasting process for the firm, ensuring that the FP&A team meets all deadlines and the data supplied to budget stakeholders is reliable and accurate. This will involve providing key commentary and analysis to support the Head of FP&A, Head of Finance and Finance Director in the delivery of the final budget to the Board for approval. You will review and enhance the key budget reporting and KPI’s to help with the analysis of core trends and details. Evaluate and identify key efficiency improvements for the budget cycle.

This role will also involve managing the FP&A monthly reporting cycle, ensuring the team delivers all required reporting for the business accurately and on time. You will implement and manage monthly FTE and direct cost reviews for the practice groups, supporting the Business Managers in analysing their FTE movements and direct cost variances to ensure that the results are accurate and in line with expectations.

The Senior Finance Analyst will be responsible for day to day management and development of the FP&A analysts; coaching and guiding the team to transition into valued and trusted commercial advisors to the Business. This includes ensuring all enquiries received via the analyst inbox are dealt with on a timely basis by the analyst team. Identify any common requests that could be better served by standardised reporting and work with the relevant stakeholders to develop standardised reporting. You will also be involved in collaborating with other finance departments, particularly the Business Managers, Pricing and Revenue Controllers to ensure consistency in the commercial analysis provided to the business.

Applicants should be Qualified Accountants with at least 3 years PQE working within the legal or professional sector and have previous experience of managing a team. You must be able to demonstrate experience of working in an international environment with business partnering experience. You will need a high level of systems/IT literacy ((particularly Excel pivot tables, ProClarity, Microsoft Powerpoint and budgeting and forecasting tools) and working knowledge of Legal Management Systems would be advantageous (Aderant, 3e etc.)

Job Details

Job Ref: 894799
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


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