Financial Analyst

Finance

Job Reference

4029

Function

Finance

Category

Business Professionals

Location

Sheffield, United Kingdom

The role

Our Platform. Your Opportunity.

Are you looking to apply your advanced Excel skills and accounting qualification to broaden your experience and assist in all areas of management accountancy and reporting? The role of Financial Analyst in our team in Sheffield may be for you. 

This role will play an integral part in the central Reporting team which delivers financial reporting for the International Firm.  Working closely with the Business Information team, the role will develop and deliver reporting to facilitate decision making and ensure the business performance is easily understood.  It is critical that this role supports the delivery of process improvements and report automation to meaningfully shift activity from report preparation to analysis and insight into the financial data. 

The role requires a combination of accounting and softer skills and success in this role demands a strong analytical orientation coupled with exceptional communication skills as well as a highly developed collaborative nature. 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development and timely delivery of reporting for profit centres across the International Firm
  • Provide commentary to give meaningful insight into the data
  • Drive continuous improvement and automation of the reporting
  • Manage the consolidation process and reporting of the budget and forecasts for the International Firm
  • Support the partner remuneration and bonus processes
  • Partner with the Global Service Centre (GSC) to transition repeatable activities and develop their processing capabilities

ABOUT YOU

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
  • Advanced excel skills is essential
  • SAP, Power BI, SQL skills desirable
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with all levels within the organisation
  • Great organisational skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong problem solver with intellectual curiosity and a “can-do” attitude
  • Highly analytical and numerate with excellent attention to detail
  • Be comfortable operating in sometimes ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative personal working style

ABOUT US
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.

OUR VALUES
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

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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.

HYBRID WORKING
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.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING
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.