• Finance Analyst

    Job Locations UK-Bath
    Job ID
    2018-1292
    Department
    Finance
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Salary
    Dependent on experience
  • About the Role

    Are you a data guru that loves getting under the skin of financial data? Due to the continued growth of the firm, we are seeking a Finance Analyst to join our Finance team in Bath. This is a newly created role that will work closely with the Finance Partner to support firm-wide decision making through the extraction, preparation and analysis of financial and business information. Key duties will include:

     

    Financial Systems

    • Working with the Finance Partner, create a new set of automated management information dashboards to assist the business in understanding financial information.
    • Implement processes and overhaul current systems to streamline, automate and improve financial reporting functionality
    • Utilise Power BI and SQL to write reports to extract data from the data warehouse and financial management sysetms (Elite)
    • Enhance and develop the practice management system in line with business requirements
    • Support the implementation of new Business Intelligence software to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of financial and business information reporting.
    • Support the planning and implementation of new practice management software
    • Manage requests for data and analysis from the business, providing accurate, relevant and user friendly reports

    Financial Analysis

    • Collate financial information and prepare reports for Senior management including management accounts, profit & loss accounts, budgets, cash flow, variance analysis and commentaries
    • Analyse financial performance and contribute to department business planning and forecasts
    • Produce written communication and commentaries that effectively summarise findings and support recommendations
    • Keep abreast of the developments of the legal market and wider economy and work closely with the Finance Partner & Managing Partner to build financial models for future growth.
    • Support the development and implementation of key financial and business performance KPIs which accurately and effectively monitor business performance.
    • Produce models and pricing strategies for new business opportunities
    • Work with the Finance Partner and Senior Management to define suitable pricing strategies
    • Analysis of profitability and pricing support for business units, sectors and key clients

     

     

     

    About You

    Skills & Experience:

    • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) - applications will be considered from non-qualified candidates with suitable experience
    • Previous experience within a financial analysis position
    • Previous experience within a law firm or the professional services industry is essential
    • Strong knowledge of key software including Advanced Excel, Power BI, VBA and SQL.
    • Strong knowledge of practice management systems such as Elite Entreprise or equivalent is highly desirable
    • Ability to create and manipulate reports within Power BI
    • Client focused with the ability to build strong commercial work relationships with senior partners

     

    Behaviours:

    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

    About Us

     

     

    Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 480 staff across offices in London, Bath, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.

     

    Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.

     

    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.

     

     

     

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