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Commercial Finance Manager

Commercial Finance Manager role now available at leading global law firm. As the Commercial Finance Manager you will work closely with the firms management, practices, partners and business services teams to assist in driving its strategy, profitability, cash flow and growth.

The role encompasses the planning, analysis and reporting for a London practice group, including the provision of commentaries to help guide Management to focus on the main issues/risks and to develop and improve profitability.

The emphasis will be on the profitability of the practice group focussing on clients, types of work, sectors of work and how these could be enhanced by greater efficiency for example in the use of resources and modified pricing.

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting with the delivery of critical business information and providing performance analysis on key business areas in the UK, the US & EMEA
  • Business partnering with the Managing Partner to maximise performance and meet the group's financial targets
  • Timely and accurate financial reporting of practice group financials
  • Driving and implementing the communication and understanding of financial management information changes
  • Assisting partners with understanding the financial aspects of their business and supporting them globally via information and analysis
  • Providing analysis and insight to inform and influence decision making globally
  • Support the planning, budgeting and forecasting process including a full profitability assessment of each practice
  • Analysing/assessing the profitability of all key clients, sectors and group
  • Undertake pre and post matter analysis for global fee estimates
  • Modelling and scenario analysis covering matters, teams and strategic investments
  • Presenting to associates on "understanding financial management"
  • Preparing the financial business cases for internal partner promotions and external partner hires

To be successful in your application, it will be important that you have strong…

  • Business and analytical skills, strong written and verbal communication and a readiness to implement change.
  • Relationship building abilities with internal clients is critical,
  • Communication skills be able to influence at a senior level.

Essential experience for the role include:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience with responsibility for all aspects of profit and loss in a commercial finance role
  • Professional qualification in Commerce or Finance (ACA/ACCA/ CIMA).
  • A background within Professional Services (legal sector would be preferable).

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