Nossaman’s Business Analytics team is responsible for the Firm’s financial analysis, monthly and ad hoc reporting, and works closely with the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer and other decision makers in support of profitable solutions for all aspects of the Firm. We are currently building a high caliber, experienced team that is able to respond to the needs of the Firm’s attorneys and clients. The Financial Analyst will have an active role in the Firm’s monthly reporting and analysis, ad hoc reporting, budgeting, forecasting and pricing. The Financial Analyst will report to the Business Analytics Manager in support of the Firm’s strategic initiatives, including the development of real-time financial dashboard, profitability analysis of client rate agreements and alternative fee arrangements, and pricing of client engagements.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Generation and distribution of key monthly financial performance reports.
Provides financial analysis, planning and management reporting of key operational metrics.
Responding to financial and statistical surveys.
Provides ad hoc financial reporting and analysis to Firm’s attorneys, policy advisors, department heads and management.
Deliver excellent customer service in response to ad hoc requests for financial support.
Assist in the annual budget process.
Analyze historical data to support the development of pricing proposals and the setting of timekeeper billing rates.
Support strategic pricing initiatives of the Firm with financial modeling and data mining analysis. Identify, extract and summarize information from multiple sources for specialized internal and client reporting.
Assist in the development and implementation of profitability models, profitability analysis, and highlighting strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for clients and practices.
Assist with the development of financial tools, processes and best practices in relation to the financial reporting, analysis and pricing.
Performing additional projects for the Executive Committee, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer on a regular basis.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics required.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial analysis, ideally within a law firm or professional services organization.
Knowledge of a law firm’s business processes, management, budgeting and business operations.
Advanced level of expertise in financial modeling and spreadsheet functionality. Candidate must be able to manipulate data effectively and present findings to management and lawyers. Experience with SQL or Excel Power Query.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of Business Intelligence tools for financial reporting and analysis.
Preferred in depth knowledge and experience with Aderant as a time and billing system and general ledger and reporting system.
Must be proactive and have the ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous projects and complete work within given time constraints.
Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to work well with personnel at all levels in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Successful candidate must also be proactive, customer service oriented, energetic and reliable. As with all Firm positions, impeccable integrity, excellent judgment, and sensitivity to others are essential.
Nossaman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.