Finance Business Manager
Finance Business Manager - 6 months FTC
As the Business Finance Manager at Squire Patton Boggs, you will be joining our Financial Analyst Team, supporting our Practice Group Leaders and Office Managing Partners. We are looking for an experienced and qualified accountant to join our hardworking, fun spirited Finance Team in a collaborative environment.
Our Finance team in Leeds is a large team made of up the Financial Service Centre, Credit Control, Management Accounts and the Financial Planning and Analysis Team. The wider team provides centralised support for all of the UK offices and takes pride in providing excellent service to the firm’s internal and external clients. The Business Manager position resides within the Financial Planning and Analysis Group. This team supports the global firm. As Business Manager you will be reporting to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis who is based in the United States.
As the Business Finance Manager, you will become a trusted financial advisor for the relevant partner team, providing monthly communication of financial results and monitoring and measuring returns against expectations and trends.
You will work closely with the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis as well as Practice Group management teams, both nationally and internationally, to develop business plans and communications that support business performance.
In addition, you will also support our Partners and the Business Development Team on new client pitches and tenders, and existing client service reviews specifically including pricing support.
You will have the opportunity to work as part of a global Finance Team, developing business budgets and working with our Practice Group Leaders to construct a budget that is robust, realistically challenging and meets the requirements of the Global Board.
You will also be involved in reviewing and assessing investment proposals of the Practice Groups / Offices including new business lines and secondment proposals, as well as getting involved in ad-hoc projects, no two days will be the same!
What we are looking for in our Business Finance manager
To be considered for this position you must be a fully qualified accountant with at least 5 years post qualification experience in a commercial environment. It would be ideal for this position if you have prior experience or understanding of the structure of law firms.
This role demands an experienced and skilled individual to compliment the finance team; an individual who has strong influencing skills and who must able to simplify complex financial messages in a way that is clear and coherent to management. The successful individual will exhibit confidence when working with and advising Partners and other members of the global finance team.
You must be an adaptable person; someone who is quickly going to become part of the team and will enjoy working in a challenging yet extremely rewarding environment.
Strong analytical skills, advanced excel knowledge and experience in evaluation methodology and/or analysis performance are essential. An understanding of Elite, CMS Expert, Cognos or Access is desirable.
What you need to know
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