Data Analyst - Finance

DLA Piper
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
14 Jul 2021
12 Sep 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Finance, Financial analysis
Contract Type



Passionate about numbers, finance and reporting? This is the time to join us!

DLA Piper is a global law firm. Did you think lawyers don’t like numbers, reports and data? At DLA Piper, we do and we are changing to be able to collect, present and use data efficiently so it helps us with becoming the law firm of the future. We transform as a business and one of the main areas of change sits within our finance division, where we recently established a reporting and MI subfunction so we can really focus on reporting and data. 

The team is looking to grow and welcome a new team member, who will be as passionate about analysis and data as the rest of the team and help us shape the new reporting and MI subfunction to be able to service our business, provide relevant and strategic data, which will help making commercial and strategic decisions across. 

Join our new team, apply!


  • Dealing with requests for financial and business related information and analysis – involving a high level of interaction with finance and business partners to inform and trouble shoot a wide variety of business issues 
  • Liaise with business users to understand their requirements for new analysis and reports across client reporting, performance reporting & management reporting
  • Understand various query and reporting tools and be able to provide guidance on these to superusers
  • Generate analyses and reports from single or multiple systems & data sources
  • Troubleshoot the existing database environment and reporting catalogue, providing areas for continuous improvement of existing reports and processes
  • Assist in the testing of newly developed reports and deliverables
  • Provided training and support for self-service solutions. 
  • Involvement in various projects within the BI team and with other finance teams as required
  • Share knowledge with the rest of the BI & Reporting team


  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills, preferably educated to degree level in Finance, Information Management, Maths or Statistics
  • Knowledge of query languages (e.g SQL), data analysis tools and familiarity with relational databases / data warehousing
  • Knowledge of data modelling, data cleansing, and data enrichment techniques
  • Data quality control, validation and linkage and an understanding of data protection issues
  • Ability to produce clear graphical representations and data visualisations.
  • Investigates problems to establish root cause and solve complex problems with creative solutions
  • Experience of statistical methodologies and data analysis techniques
  • Experience using or developing reports in SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, TM1 Planning Analytics, or similar reporting & visualisation solutions
  • Excellent problem solving skills / communicator
  • Ability to handle multiple sometimes conflicting priorities, working to timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Ability to pick up and learn new technologies quickly
  • Able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally
  • Ability to understand and translate business requirements into reporting solutions and analytical data sets 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of finance processes and systems


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.