Assistant Financial Analyst
Linklaters
London, United Kingdom
8d ago

Purpose :

  • To provide support to the Divisional Finance Manager and Financial Analyst by producing reports to monitor and analyse the financial performance of the practice groups and global division for which they are responsible.
  • Support analysis of financial information and assist with key processes such as budgeting, reforecasting and month end reporting.
  • To respond to ad hoc queries from Divisional Finance Manager and Business Managers. Key responsibilities and challenges : Financial Analysis
  • The Practice Analysis team is responsible for the review and analysis of the key financial drivers for practice groups.

  • Monthly compilation and analysis of financial performance, including producing variance analysis, for London and Global practice groups.
  • Support the Divisional Finance Manager in dealing with ad hoc queries from Partners, Business Managers, Marketing, HR and practice support teams. Reporting
  • Produce and distribute weekly management information to Divisional Finance Manager, Global Business Managers and Partners.
  • Reports may include weekly utilisation, billings performance, analysis of hours charged, and new matters opened / closed.

    Respond to any queries following distribution of these reports.

  • Provide financial reports to the Divisional Finance Manager and Business Managers to assist in practice area reviews.
  • Assistance in preparation of presentations and data for management meetings. Planning and Budgeting
  • Provide support to the Divisional Finance Manager / Business Managers in the planning, reforecasting and annual budgeting exercises.
  • Responsible for input into the budget model. Financial Accounting

  • Applying accounting knowledge to assist with analysis of Divisional results and issues.
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.’

    Business Teams

    Skills / Experience / Qualifications Required

    Location :

  • London Character :
  • Confident, professional and self-assured manner.
  • Good attention to detail and determination to see tasks through to completion.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently.
  • Client service mentality.
  • Ability to take the initiative.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility.
  • Eagerness to learn and to face new challenges and experiences.(Desirable)
  • Determination to establish and build rapport with key clients and network. (Desirable) Education / Qualification :
  • University degree
  • Part qualified accountant ACA, CIMA, ACCA or willingness to undertake accounting studies. Languages :
  • English Practical Experience :
  • Excellent modelling and data manipulation skills.
  • High degree of proficiency in Excel.
  • Highly numerate.
  • Professional Services Firm experience preferred (Desirable)
  • Experience of SAP. (Desirable)
  • Proficient in use of MS Power Point.(Desirable)
  • Min 1-2 years’ general finance experience.(Desirable) Commercial Skills :
  • Creative Thinker
  • Commercial Awareness (Desirable)
  • Additional Information

    Information for Recruitment Agents

    Linklaters endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Linklaters operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

    Equal Opportunities

    The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

    This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.

    Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.

    Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.

    Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

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