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Financial Analyst (Strategy)

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Financial Analyst (Strategy)

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Real rewards for real work: We offer generous compensation packages that recognize hard work and excellence.

Position Summary:
The Financial Analyst (Strategy) prepares standard and ad-hoc financial reports for the Firm’s practice group leaders and senior managing partners. This position conducts ongoing audits of financial data to ensure the quality and accuracy of reported information. The Financial Analyst (Strategy) works under general supervision and relies on limited experience and direction to perform duties.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
– Prepare standard and ad hoc financial reports summarizing key performance indicators and profitability at the practice group, office, and attorney level
– Support the financial managers in design and preparation of the monthly financial reporting package; participate in monthly review calls with senior management
– Configure specifications for automated report generators through the Firm’s financial reporting software
– Troubleshoot, investigate and resolve inquiries related to financial matters; collaborate with other analysts within team and cross-functionally to resolve issues
– Perform ongoing audits of financial system data to ensure data accuracy and compliance with financial reporting standard operating procedures
– Assist with the annual budgeting process and the analysis of lateral hires
– Support the maintenance of the Firm’s financial software and reporting tools
– Assist with quarterly and annual bank surveys

Job Specifications:
– Bachelor’s degree
– At least 1-2 years of finance, accounting or consulting experience
– Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
– Familiarity with financial reporting software
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Strong organizational skills
– Strong mathematical and analytical skills
– Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
– Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
– Ability to learn new concepts and skills quickly
– Ability to work collaboratively on a team


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds. Work Environment: Typical indoor office environment.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

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