Senior Financial Planning Analyst

Clyde & Co
South East England
13 Sep 2017
15 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Overview The firm Clyde & Co is a progressive GBP500m t/o international law firm with operations spanning 45 offices in 18 countries. The firm has delivered 16% compound growth over the past 5 years. The firm recognises the importance of professional management disciplines. The Role This role is pivotal within the global finance function. It represents a rare opportunity for the right individual to contribute to the transformation of a finance function and drive business performance within a successful firm in a fast moving sector. Main Responsibilities Develop collaborative and robust working relationships with stakeholders, UK and regional offices generally to facilitate a collegiate working partnership and become the point of contact for firm wide financial reporting. Liaise with regional and UK offices to understand their financial reporting capabilities and establish/harmonise reporting processes and ensure compliance with group timetables and policies. Initiate and implement standard submissions and harmonise the way financial reporting systems, ie 3E in the UK and regional offices are utilised for financial reporting Support the Global FP&A Lead with the production of consolidated firm wide results. Support the Global FP&A Lead with ad-hoc analysis & project work, including support of mergers and office openings Qualifications Have no less than 3 - 5 years post qualified ACCA/CIMA Have 3-5 years' experience working in a commercial finance role within either insurance or professional services, ideally although not essential, at a global level. Candidate Specification Self-starter with proven ability to build meaningful working relationships Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams and across functional boundaries to partner with business leaders and deliver change Strong communication skills - written and presentational The successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate a rounded finance background, strong commercial acumen and a thorough understanding of the professional services business model. Legal sector experience may be advantageous but is not essential Good knowledge & ideally implementation experience of planning & reporting toolsets eg. Hyperion, Cognos, TM1 Have proven ability in linking Excel to data systems Has proven analysis and report development skills eg 3E, SRSS, Chrystal Reports Has proven experience drawing-down and analysing financial information to KPI's This is the job description as constituted at present, however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business