Robert Half Finance & Accounting Sr. Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Our client, a widely recognized law firm, is looking for a Senior Financial and Reporting Analyst to join their team! Our client proudly offers an extensive list of benefit programs to promote and sustain their employees' health, protect their families, plan for the future and balance their work and personal lives. Some of these benefits include paid and extended maternity/parental leave, flexible work schedules, annual merit bonuses, and opportunities to reduce student loan debts. To apply to this Senior Financial and Reporting Analyst position please email your resume separately in a word document to In the subject line of your email type "Senior Financial and Reporting Analyst". The Senior Financial and Reporting Analyst reports to the Financial Data Manager and is responsible for creating financial reports, providing data for budget preparation and preparing financial analyses. The Senior Financial and Reporting Analyst is also responsible for assisting with survey requests, RFP preparation and financial review of lateral hiring activity. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The job includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities: ---Create and ensure accuracy of often complex standard and ad-hoc financial reports including month-end analyses and schedules. ---Prepare financial documentation and presentations. ---Interpret reporting requirements and compile data to satisfy reporting needs. ---Manage the development and testing of new standard and ad hoc reports. ---Perform rate, variance, margin, compensation and other analyses. ---Research and analyze financial data and variances. ---Assist in the preparation of budgets for staff and attorney departments. ---Create and maintain statistical reports. ---Prepare responses to firm survey requests. ---Assist in RFP response preparation and financial review of lateral hiring activity. ---Perform other related duties and assignments as requested. QUALIFICATIONS: An experienced financial analyst possessing strong finance/accounting/systems skills. Demonstrated ability to identify, create, and produce financial reports essential for day-to-day and long term strategic operations. ---Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting and CPA and/or MBA preferred or equivalent work experience. ---At least 5 years prior experience in financial analyst, query and reporting role, preferably in a law firm or professional services organization. ---Understanding of Rippe, LMS, Elite, Aderant or equivalent financial software required. ---Working knowledge of SEQUEL Viewpoint or similar query/reporting software required. ---Understanding of Data warehouse concepts and experience required. ---Experience using Cognos TM1 or other similar budgeting/forecasting tools preferred. ---SQL query writing skills preferred and SQL server and OLAP experience preferred. ---Strong writing and oral communication skills, effective listening, presentation and facilitation skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the firm. ---Self-starter who is highly motivated requiring minimal supervision. ---Able to multi-task and handle unstructured environment. ---Strong attention to detail and good business judgment. ---Ability to deal effectively with change in a fast paced environment. ---Must be well organized, work independently, comprehend business requirements and proactively identify systems and reporting capabilities to address those requirements. ---Must be results-oriented, dependable, adhere to established time commitments and demonstrate strong customer service attributes and the ability to deliver results. ---Ability to question and strong analytical skills.

Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's leader in specialized financial staffing. We provide exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in more than 340 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.

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Req ID: 01300-0008892858

Functional Role: Sr. Financial Analyst

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Chicago

Postal Code: 90071

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: MS SQL Server