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10 months ago
Pinsent Masons
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Accounts Jobs
Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Financial Analyst

Location: London

Hours of work: 9.30am to 5.30pm (flexibility required)

Purpose of the role:

Assisting with the preparation of financial analysis and reporting for key stakeholders such as Partners, Business Managers, and the wider lawyer population.

Main duties and responsibilities:

· Preparation of ad hoc analysis and reporting for clients, matter, team or work type.

· Management of the Business Analyst mailbox, including monitoring requests, responding to queries and prioritising requests for information.

· Support the Business Analysts with financial analysis

· Provide evaluations on the impact of secondments to clients (fee income vs costs)

· Support the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis on analysis for various commercial initiatives

Other Analysis and Modelling

· Providing the Business Manager Team with support in completing the budget and reforecast models as well as other financial models, such as the three year plan

· Support the Business Analysts with the preparation of lawyer financial performance information for promotions and appraisals, including partner promotions.

· Support the Business Analysts with the preparation of financial information as required to the Partnership Committee in relation to partner promotions and biennial reviews.

· Assist with due diligence in relation to new ventures and projects.

· Preparation of analysis to assist in the management and understanding of Practice Group Performance, including analysing utilisation levels.

· Review lawyer performance reports for accuracy.

· Support with testing of new systems and/or reports.

· Ad hoc projects as required.


· Educated to degree level

· Study support for AAT/CIMA/ACCA post completion of probationary period.

Relevant Experience:

· Previous experience of working in a Professional Services environment.

· Knowledge of legal practice management systems (Aderant, 3e) would be advantageous

Key Skills:

· High level of systems/ IT literacy (particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

· Strong time management skills with the proven ability to work within a busy environment and meet frequent deadlines.

· Highly numerate with excellent accuracy and good attention to detail

Personal Qualities/ Behaviours:

· Good communication skills (both written and oral)

· Excellent team player who is reliable and flexible

· Ability to prioritise effectively and work on own initiative

· Organised and methodical

· Ambitious individual

· Approachable and good at forming relationships with people at all levels in the Firm

· Positive and pro-active


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