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A global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst – Practice Economics & Strategy to join our winning team, located in our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

As the global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, firm has taken precautions to help protect our people, clients, and the communities where we live and work.  This includes a shift to virtual work for the majority of our lawyers and staff.  This role will likely start virtually while the firm continues to evaluate the situation.  

The Senior Financial Analyst will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in firm's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.


As a Senior Financial Analyst at firm, you will be a member of firm’s Revenue and Strategic Financial Analysis team – a team of highly visible, motivated, and well-regarded financial professionals whose primary responsibility is to provide key revenue analytics support for the firm. The Senior Analyst will summarize large volumes of data in executive summary schedules and reports, develop financial models, engage in key strategic projects and initiatives, and provide billing statistics and analytical support to the firm’s leadership, attorneys, Finance & Accounting department management, committees, and other firm management as requested. You will work independently to develop new reports and to distribute monthly financial reports to managers across the firm. You will also work with the firm’s Finance Managers on various projects that require in-depth analytical and critical-thinking skills while accomplishing these and other functions:


·       Working in a team environment to complete ad-hoc financial analysis, reports and special projects related to client statistics and firm financial metrics.

·       Utilizing analytical skills and expert knowledge of business, economics, finance, and accounting to complete complex tasks.

·       Utilizing Elite financial system and Business Objects to obtain data and organize the information and build reports to facilitate effective analysis.

·       Accurately interpreting requests for analysis and reporting to produce appropriate and correct final work product.

·       Effectively communicating work product to colleagues across the firm through e-mail, phone, web conference, video conference, and in-person presentations. Answering any questions that may arise regarding the data and/or analytical methods and assumptions used to build the work product.

·       Making recommendations to streamline workflow and process within the organization. Utilizing new technologies to automate tasks and reporting.

·       Maintaining detailed records documenting procedures, methodologies, and sources of information employed while performing analytical tasks.

·       Ensuring timely delivery of accurate and professional work product.

·       Completing special projects as requested.

·       Maintaining professional image within the Finance and Accounting department and projecting the same image to those outside the department.

·       Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.


Analysts who demonstrate advanced analytical modeling skills, as well as top-of-class customer service will have an opportunity to work on the team’s newest service offerings: (i) support of our partners in conducting client-related capitalization modeling which provides an opportunity to work with attorney deal teams as they advise start-up clients moving through early stage funding, IPO, or other financing events, and (ii) support of our practice groups in monitoring market opportunities and identifying viable prospects, which involves analyzing publicly available financial information from such sources as Bloomberg and CapIQ.


As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Senior Financial Analyst will possess excellent leadership skills including: organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making, displaying the ability to lead large, long-term, and complex projects from inception to completion and the ability to develop alternative solutions to meet goals. The Senior Analyst will also maintain flexibility with respect to assigned tasks due to changing deadlines, changing deliverables and changing task priorities. Excellent analytical skills are desired, as well as the ability to work independently to research, analyze, and develop financial information, the ability to draw conclusions from analysis and make recommendations to management, and the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly and effectively.


A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or related field is required. A minimum of five (5) years of related analytical experience in finance or accounting is desired. Experience at a professional services organization is desired, as well as experience in working on ad-hoc requests and projects in a fast-paced environment. The Senior Analyst must display proficiency with a PC environment and related software and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is a plus. Knowledge of Elite is a plus.


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