We’re Norton Rose Fulbright – a global law firm with over 50 offices and 7, employees worldwide.

Our Newcastle office is currently recruiting for a Senior Commercial Finance Analyst. As well as the relevant skills and experience, we’re looking for people who are innovative, commercial and value the work that they do. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view and believe diversity drives innovation, so we’re building a culture where difference is valued.

The Role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who wishes to be part of a progressive, customer-centric team which works closely with the business to provide proactive financial leadership and support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plays a leading role in the provision of analytical support, primarily to the Commercial Finance function, but on occasions work for the wider Finance team will also be required. Working with their team, the Senior Commercial Finance Analyst will ensure requests for support are prioritised and managed appropriately, ensuring the analyst team workload is balanced, and that all outputs are accurate and delivered on time to ‘delight the customer’
  • In conjunction with the Senior Commercial Finance Business Partner, line manage a team of 3 finance analysts (all studying accountancy qualifications), providing a structured framework to ensure a high quality analyst capability which is underpinned by developmental support and coaching for team members.
  • Assisting in the preparation of high quality financial presentations to the business and providing analysis and recommendations as and when required. The Senior Commercial Finance Analyst will also provide support to resolve any follow up actions which result from business engagements.
  • Becoming a SME for the suite of finance systems and models used by the Department, working with Commercial Finance senior leadership to ensure systems and models remain accurate, relevant and fit for purpose. The successful candidate should proactively look for ways to improve the efficiency of data generation.
  • Providing assistance to the Commercial Finance Director and Commercial Finance Business Partners with routine deliverables including, but not limited to, the annual budget process, quarterly reforecast exercises and business review presentations.
  • Working with the Finance and HR teams (both locally and remotely) to ensure integrity and accuracy of data used by the Department, e.g. headcount, fee earner cost rates.
  • Compiling financial data to support complex business requests including, but not limited to, partner and fee earner appraisals, client and matter profitability, trend reporting. The Senior Finance Analyst should be capable of turning financial data into timely and relevant insights and recommendations for management action.
  • Assisting the wider Commercial Finance function with other adhoc tasks as required.
  • Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree – 2:1 or above with a solid understanding of finance and accounting principles
  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified or qualified by experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a senior financial analyst in a commercial environment.
  • Experience managing a team of customer-centric analysts where coaching, continuous improvement and collaboration were evident in maintaining an accurate and effective support capability
  • Excellent time management skills and able to prioritise work when facing competing deadlines (for themselves and the wider analyst team)
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of being able to analyse large data sets and deliver qualitative and quantitative information and findings in a concise and useful manner in order to support key stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication. The ability to remain calm and focussed under pressure
  • Proven attention to detail and can demonstrate taking pride in work and ensuring it is of the highest standard
  • Our clients come first and whilst we have a high performance culture and work hard as a team, in return we offer range of competitive benefits including:

  • 25 days hols + Bank hols – Buy up to 5 days
  • GP Service
  • Bupa Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Flexible working
  • In addition, we are proud of our established health and wellbeing programme which supports our employees through mental, physical and lifestyle challenges.

    Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace where everyone can realise their full potential and career ambitions on the basis of merit and skill. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks. Find more about Diversity and Inclusion here.

    Norton Rose Fulbright is an equal opportunities employer. We will make reasonable adjustments to our application process to ensure that you have the best chance of success. We understand that there’s not a “one size fits all” approach to adjustments so our team will work with you individually to understand more about your requirements.

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