Senior Manager, International Finance Reporting


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Business Professionals


Leeds, United Kingdom
Sheffield, United Kingdom

The role

The Senior Manager – International Reporting is part of the central finance team at DLA and reports to the Head of Finance, International with responsibility for all internal management and client reporting for the International firm.

Responsible for leading on all management reporting activities, including production of monthly reporting packs for the CFO, Finance Leadership team, Executive and Senior Leadership teams as well as responsibility for a team based in our Shared Service Centre who produce standard format reports for a wide range of users.

This role requires great understanding of the business and the ability to anticipate reporting needs and connect events in the business and the macro environment to business performance.

This role requires excellent communication and customer service skills, attention to detail, team motivation, management and process management skills.


  • Responsible for management reporting provided centrally for use by the entire International firm
  • Review all reporting produced by the team, ensure it is still fit for purpose, enhance existing reporting and develop new outputs through appropriate data visualisation tools
  • Creating ‘one version of the truth’ for the business to use to track and understand business performance on a regular basis
  • Ensure there is discipline around the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of reporting
  • Work with the Finance Business Partner’s to provide data and reporting that is meaningful and can be translated and used by the business
  • Oversight of the team in our Shared Service Centre who are responsible for standard report production


  • Technologically savvy, including a good working knowledge of reporting tools and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to bring data to life and make it understandable for non-finance stakeholders
  • Be a self-starter, who is able to work on their own initiative as well as being part of a team
  • Hava a strong client service orientation
  • Be able to think strategically and creatively, balancing this with deep analytical and numeracy skills
  • Be able to build and maintain strong relationships within the firm, acting as an effective brand ambassador for DLA Piper, and an internal change agent
  • Be comfortable operating in sometimes ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative personal working style
  • Be sensitive and courageous in challenging the status quo
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking and working to tight timescales with multiple priorities in a robust and fast-paced environment
  • Have the interpersonal skills and leadership experience to deliver effectively through others, in a virtual team management context

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.