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Business Manager

A top international law firm are looking for a Business Manager to work with their Finance & Projects practice group, to support the firm's strategy and the Group's business plan.

As the Business Manager some of your responsibilities include -

  • the financial management of the Group with a strong focus on profitability
  • budgeting, re-forecasting, financial analysis and month end reporting
  • pricing of bids, tenders and client proposals
  • implementation of the firm's strategy and the Group business plan
  • the preparation of information necessary to support proposals for lateral hires and fee earner promotions
  • works closely with HR to review recruitment and other resource requests into the Group

Furthermore, the Business Manager:

  • works as part of a centralised business management/decision support team within Finance to ensure co-consistency of approach
  • works closely with the business manager team to ensure co-ordination between practice group, Sectors and Firmwide and regional objectives and establishes best practice decision support across the firm, including the facilitation of cross Group, cross office and cross geography working
  • assists in the development of firm-wide business solutions and processes to meet the current and future requirements of the firm's clients; to adapt those solutions and processes to meet changing market conditions and to ensure a consistently high quality of service throughout the firm

To be successful in this Business Manager role you must have-

  • Accountancy qualification and MBA or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years in a management or operational role in a leading company/firm with profit centre accountability
  • Consultancy/business strategy/professional services experience an asset
  • Proven experience of building teams and working with varied and cross-functional teams, to include IT, HR, BD and Finance
  • Proven excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience of facilitating change
  • Strategic thinker
  • Problem solver and decision maker
  • Self-starter but with the ability to work as part of a team and in a matrix organisation
  • Persuasive presenter, facilitator and negotiator with the gravitas and ability to engage and gain support throughout the organisation
  • Analytical, strategic and commercial in approach

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