Finance Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis

Job type: Other

Our client is a leading commercial law firm who is recruiting for a Finance Manager for the Financial Planning & Analysis team. Your role will be to provide hands on support and guidance to the senior management team of the Firms' newest international Practice Group.

The Financial Planning & Analysis team is responsible for owning the budget, forecast, financial analysis and financial reporting processes for the Practice Group.

The ideal Finance Manager in Financial Planning & Analysis team role will be to:

  • Develop an in depth understanding of the revenue stream and cost base
  • Assist with the commentary behind the numbers to facilitate commercial decision
  • Assist with day to day pricing strategy and development of pricing tools
  • Provide commercial financial support to the teams on all bids, matter proposals and any urgent client requests
  • Preparation of business cases and financial analysis of business growth opportunities including potential acquisitions
  • Manage the month end reporting process for all the Practice Group teams
  • Preparation and distribution of management accounts
  • Management of any internal recharges between the Practice Group and other practice groups

The ideal Finance Manager in Financial Planning & Analysis team will have:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA)
  • Previous experience of working in a business partnering role, supporting a division or department with financial month end close, budgets & forecasts, commercial advice and pitch and pricing support
  • Previous experience of working in a central finance management accountant role, with responsibility for journals, accruals and reconciliations
  • Organised approach with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Presentational and stakeholder management skills as the role will involve dealing with various internal department heads and senior managers
  • Well-developed analytical, problem solving skills and proven technical ability

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