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Financial Analyst - Legal / Professional Services

Posted 31 January by Anthony Cole Associates Ended

Anthony Cole Associates are proud to be once again partnering with a top 20 ranked international law firm with a strong track record of internally promoting talented individuals. They are currently looking for a commercially focused Financial Analyst to join their EMEA finance team in a new role, to assist with performance reporting, budgeting/forecasting and adhoc value-added analysis.

Main duties of the Financial Analyst

  • Preparing monthly commentary on financial performance and identify opportunities to add value to management information
  • Preparation of the annual budget and forecast for all offices within EMEA
  • Production of monthly, quarterly and yearly presentations/reports
  • Assisting in value-add ad-hoc analysis and reports for all customers in EMEA
  • Producing in profitability reports e.g. a client level and supporting pricing proposals for clients
  • Enhancing existing reporting processes, with a creative focus and showing initiative on simplification, automation and visualisation to improve communication to stakeholders
  • Regular liaison with finance teams in the EMEA offices and the global teams in New York and Manila
  • Analysing large amounts of data and isolating key financial data into structured reports

Key Skills of the Financial Analyst

  • Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work both in team and individually as required
  • Deadline-driven with a can-do attitude
  • A strong financial analysis background and a critical thinker with the ability to assimilate data and provide commercial insight and clearly explain and findings and analysis
  • The jobholder will have experience of working with profit and loss statements and an understanding of the drivers of a profitable business
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel user e.g. pivot tables, advanced formulas (VLOOKUP’s, INDEX MATCH, OFFSET, SUM, IF)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Highly professional and discrete with excellent English written and verbal communication skills


  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent with a good academic record to date
  • Studying for Professional accounting qualification is desirable

The successful candidate will have around 1-2 years experience working in a similar Financial Analyst role in a LEGAL / PROFESSIONAL SERVICES environment with strong Excel skill up to pivot table level. You will come from a Legal or consultancy background although other professional backgrounds will be considered, and be part qualified/newly qualified, educated to degree level. You will be confident and have the ability to business partner senior management in order to drive profitable growth and help the region and firm achieve its strategic goals. This is an excellent opportunity for a Finance Analyst to join a growing company in an exciting and challenging role, please apply for further details.

Required skills

  • Annual Budget
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Data
  • Performance Reporting

Reference: 34365252

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