Manager of Financial Analysis in Cleveland at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 8/26/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cleveland
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/26/2018

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Manager of Financial Analysis for a solid client of ours.   The Manager of Financial Analysis will support strategic and operational initiatives including: Business Planning, Profitability, Merger & Acquisitions, Lateral Hiring, Legal Project Management and Sales / Marketing. This position is expected to be the analytical lead on initiatives and be able to understand the needs, develop the content, present the findings, and make recommendations. This position has daily and monthly compliance responsibilities as well as involvement in the development and execution of strategic initiatives. 

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

Support of Firm Strategy and Initiatives

  • Business Unit Planning and Performance - monitor performance of our practices and offices; prepare and/or present to leadership or groups of lawyers; participate in business planning; make observations / findings and recommendations based on findings; ongoing support and follow-up on goals set and initiatives established

  • Profitability - prepare analysis, present findings, follow-up and other activities as part of Client Profitability Initiative and Target Hours initiative

  • Mergers & Acquisitions - analyze opportunities; prepare and present analysis to firm management as needed

  • Legal Project Management - support 's matter budgeting processes and work with the pricing function where applicable

  • Sales and Marketing - provide support in sales opportunities by researching similar services previously provided, to help estimate fees to be proposed to prospects and/or clients; work with marketing on analysis of new markets or areas for legal work

  • Other initiatives - support other initiatives of  or departments as needed; lead the finance analytical function for these initiatives

    Ad-hoc Analysis and Support

  • Support the Director of Strategic Finance as backup for Lateral Hire Projections and other duties as requested

  • Use finance tools to create self-service tools for other departments or management based on request or identification of needs

  • Separately provide insights, analyses or observations developed from his or her understanding of the firm and/or the legal profession; take initiative to add value to the organization outside of just the finance department

  • Create or maintain data sources needed to generate analysis or reporting; this may be part of an initiative or in support of information needed by other departments of

Qualified candidates must have a B.S. or B.A. in Business or Accounting and 12+ years of experience analyzing financial trends and variances. Experience in professional services industry in a client facing capacity and CPA or MBA is preferred.  Must have strong presentation skills and experience with analytical tools, statistical analysis tools and data mining tools.  Advanced Excel skills required.