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Junior Analyst

Junior Commercial Analyst

One of my London based Law firm clients are looking for a Junior Analyst to join their fast growing commercial finance function! The role sits alongside three other areas in finance supporting the practice areas: revenue control, financial control and finance systems. The role will report directly to the Commercial Finance Business Partner.

The role:

The purpose of this role is to support the provision of commercial and financial analysis to key stakeholders of the business. Duties will include:

Monthly reporting:

  • support the development of new profitability reporting to the business;
  • work within finance to ensure integrity and accuracy of data used in finance reporting;
  • ensure delivery of all required reporting for the business accurately and on time;
  • help to develop the reporting capability for other business services functions (BD, HR), including producing client profitability packs as well as other ad hoc analysis;
  • ensure all data queries received are dealt with on a timely basis, identifying any common requests that could be better served by standardised reporting;
  • manage monthly FTE reporting and direct cost reviews for practice areas, supporting the finance team with variance analysis; and
  • begin to utilise new technologies for new dashboards and reporting overtime.

Quarterly and annual reporting:

  • manage the annual and quarterly external survey process;
  • support on key annual presentations to the firm; and
  • support on preparation of financial information for firms partner promotion process.


  • help support the annual budgeting and forecasting process.


  • calculation, loading and on-going maintenance of the firms cost rates in conjunction with finance systems, usually as part of the annual budgeting process;
  • support the implementation of updated charge out rates when agreed through the budget process; and
  • analysis of profit levers to identify core trends and details.

Key recruirements:

  • relevant professional services experience preferred;
  • must demonstrate knowledge in financial analysis and manipulation in Excel;
  • have meticulous attention to detail, quality, and work with extreme accuracy;
  • is self-motivated and proactive with high levels of motivation and deliver orientated focus;
  • excellent communication;
  • is comfortable managing and prioritising your own workload;
  • work well on your own or in a team as needed;
  • highly organized and able to prioritise multiple tasks and deliver to service levels; and
  • ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally.

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