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Financial Analyst

Location: Cleveland, OH
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00
Degree: Master; Bachelor;
Date: 4/27/2016
Job ID: 02349290
Job Description

Job Title:             Financial Analyst
Type:                   Staff, Exempt
Reports to:          Director of Finance

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for creating routine and ad-hoc reporting, budgeting, general financial analysis as well as reporting on metrics. Must have SUPERIOR Excel experience!
Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the annual financial planning process including drafting budgeting instructions, drafting plan assumptions, preparing draft plans and final plan documents and preparing monthly analysis of results versus plan.
  • Support the expense budgeting process by maintaining budgeting templates in the financial reporting software, preparing budgeting guidelines, providing support, reviewing draft budgets and proposing budget changes.
  • Support the legal practices by producing ad hoc and routine analysis of legal department, geographic locations, and types of business for purposes of determining scope of business, growth and profitability.
  • Perform Practice Group analysis as well as work side by side with Practice Group leaders to help guide and instruct on financial results.
  • Support the monthly close process of the firm’s consolidated financial books and records. 
  • Produce and audit reports on activity and other metrics to be included in the monthly financial report.
  • Actively contribute to the creation and improvement of standard reporting of law firm metrics to be used by internal management for the purposes of managing their practice or function within the firm.
  • Support as needed various ad hoc projects and process improvement initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA or CPA preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in financial reporting and analysis, or equivalent is required.  Experience working in a law firm or service industry and “Big 4” or other Public Accounting experience preferred.  Must possess strong technical analysis skills, including data mining and analysis experience coupled with advanced Excel capabilities.  Must have the ability to analyze financial data and prepare concise reports to assist management in understanding the variances and make risk assessments.
The ability to multi-task with minimum supervision is required.  Knowledge of legal services financial reporting systems such as Aderant or Elite is preferred. 
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills.
  • Strong experience using Excel including pivot tables and vlookups.
  • High level of integrity including an understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • Able to provide strategic input, as well as hands-on assistance as needed to complete departmental responsibilities.
  • Experience interacting with outside accounting firms.
  • Excellent communication/presentation, management/mentoring, and interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully with key stakeholders.

PREFER TO HIRE LOCALLY.  Sorry, but Visa sponsorship is not available with this employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer