Finance Analyst 12 Month FTC

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
19 Nov 2022

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Financial analysis
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history, celebrating it's bicentenary in 2022. We are proud of our history and future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit .

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Role Overview/Main responsibilities:

A supporting role in the Financial Management team with responsibility for:

  • Providing regular detailed and valuable financial insights to senior management.
  • Supporting cyclical financial management processes and activities.
  • Producing focused financial analysis in response to business requests.
  • Preparing consolidated financial reports and models.
  • The management and coordination of finance projects.
  • Finance reporting design and testing.
  • Maintenance of financial management team information and documentation.

Areas of focus to include (but not limited to):

  • Business planning, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Working capital management (WIP, debtors, lock-up).
  • Legal practice performance management (income, costs and profitability).
  • Industry and client analysis and reporting.
  • Lawyer performance management (time recording, activity and profitability).
  • Partner financial reports.
  • Month-end global financial reporting.
  • Business investment modelling.
  • Working with, and supporting, the other Financial Management teams including: Accounting & Group Finance, Commercial Finance, Partner Services and Central Finance.
  • Supporting the Business Development and Marketing teams.

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Prior experience and success in a similar role.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel (formulae, vlookups, pivots).
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience.
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Team player with the ability to work flexibly within a broad team and resiliently in a changing environment.
  • The ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organisation.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Prior experience within the professional services industry.
  • Accounting experience/background preferable.
  • Experience of Cognos TM1, Power BI or other business intelligence tools applications.
  • Strong understanding of financial and management information systems.


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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+44 20 7638 1111
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
E1 6PW
United Kingdom
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