Finance Systems Business Analyst

Manchester, Greater Manchester
14 Sep 2017
13 Nov 2017
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Finance, Financial systems
Contract Type


About Clyde & Co Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused law firm with more than 1800 legal professionals and 3000 staff in 45 offices on six continents. It has a focus on five core global sectors- insurance, trade & commodities, energy, transport and infrastructure- that position it at the heart of global trade and commerce. It has a strong emerging markets focus and the largest disputes practice of any UK-origin law firm. The firm has doubled in size twice in the last ten years, is one of the fastest growing law firms in the world and has ambitious plans for further growth.

Overview of the role

This role, reporting to a Finance Systems Functional Manager, is based within the Finance Systems Business Analysis team which is split into a number of functional areas. Within each area, the team is responsible for managing operational issues and queries through to resolution, implementing new functionality and defining developing and maintaining 'best practice'.

Main Responsibilities

The Business Analysis team, in its entirety, are responsible for the all functional areas within the Finance Systems, which includes:

  • New Business Intake and Master Files – 3E aspects of integration with Intapp Open; 3E Master Files, Security and User Access
  • Work to Cash – Time Capture, Billing, Collections and Receipts in relation to both the Volume and nonVolume areas of the business
  • Purchase to Pay – Vendor/Payee management, invoice and expense capture and approval (Chrome River) and invoice payment
  • General Ledger and Trust – General Ledger account management, Office and Trust Bank accounts, Trust transactions, Bank reconciliations, Balancing and Month end processing

The NBI & Master Data Finance Systems Business Analyst will work closely with the Finance Systems Functional Manager Volume to:

  • Resolve operational issues, including 'how do I' queries and data queries
  • Manage user queries through to resolution
  • Liaise with other members of the Finance and Front Office staff in resolving operational matters
  • Implementation of new functional modules, software upgrades, hotfixes and data conversion activities for merger projects
  • Deliver more complex system set ups
  • Manage changes required to deliver new functionality
  • Input to the road map for Finance systems with regard to NBI and master data
  • Provide cover for the Functional Manager Volume as required
  • Development of best practice within the work stream

Candidate Specification

  • Experience of working with financial systems in a legal environment
  • Proven knowledge of processes and systems for a specific functional area
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • High attention to detail
  • Strives to deliver a high quality of service
  • It is desirable to have knowledge and experience of Elite 3E
  • It is desirable to have working knowledge of MS SQL
  • It is desirable to have experience of matter inception or new business intake in a regulated environment

This is the job description as constituted at present, however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business