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Financial Analyst

McDermott Will & Emery is a leading global law firm helping to propel the success of today’s most respected, dynamic, and important organizations. More than 1,200 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve. Pride and determination abound here because every member of our team is respected, supported, and inspired to exceed. We have been recognized as a top firm to work by The American Lawyer, Working Mother Magazine, Vault, and the Human Rights Campaign for both lawyers and business professionals.

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients, and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality and authenticity as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career so you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

The Financial Analyst prepares and delivers financial reports and analysis to the Firm’s expense managers and directors. This position reports directly to the Financial Planning & Analysis Senior Manager. The Financial Analyst works under general supervision and relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


As a Financial Analyst you will:

  • Compile financial reports and analyze variances for actual performance vs. budget and prior year
  • Budget and forecast expenditures, including operating and personnel costs, to determine financial resource requirements and anticipated variances
  • Support the maintenance of the Firm’s financial software and reporting tools
  • Develop and deliver automated and ad-hoc reports based on financial analysis reporting specifications
  • Troubleshoot, investigate and resolve inquiries related to financial matters
  • Assist in compiling the monthly operations report for accuracy prior to distribution
  • Assist with Budgeting and Forecasting process
  • Assist with Quarterly and Annual Bank surveys


Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one (1) year of finance or accounting experience; public accounting experience highly desirable
  • Experience supporting Information Technology groups preferred
  • 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