Published on 17th June 2019
Financial Analysts are currently in high demand within Legal Finance and we expect this demand to continue to increase for the foreseeable future.
Law firms are relying on financial analysts to support business growth and assist senior management to make informed decisions. This means that candidates with financial reporting and analysis skills are adding great value to organisations.
Here are the top 5 skills that will put you in a prime position when interviewing for a Financial Analyst role:
Great analytical skills
As the Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for ensuring all data is accurate for Head of departments and senior stakeholders
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
You will be required to explain financial information in simple terms and present this to partners and managers
Being good with numbers
A successful Financial Analyst will be able to understand and break down a large amount of numerical data
Strong technical skills
Many law firms are looking for candidates with strong Excel skills and the ability to adapt to unfamiliar financial reporting packages.
Strong commercial awareness skills
Impressive candidates will be able to understand wider business issues and develop new ideas to add value
by Rachel Dhliwayo