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Senior Financial Analyst

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 12,2019

Valid Through

Apr 27,2019

Posted on

Jan 11,2019


Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Senior Financial Analyst
Responsibilities: Consults with legal departments, lawyers, practice group and firm leaders concerning the commercial considerations of the business of law to guide them toward sound decision making through communication, tools, training, and hands-on assistance. Analyzes various fee and pricing options and model them for profitability. Understands and summarizes financial information on past client work and attorney performance. Assists in projects that advance the firm’s pricing and management systems and resources. Recommends new approaches to traditional business models, as appropriate, to strengthen client relationships and enhance practice profitability. Enhances our ability to build and manage client and matter budgets of all types through a solid understanding of the varied business models different practices employ and different clients demand. Assists in the financial monitoring of fee arrangements and performance-to-budget for selected matters. Responsible for communicating financial and operational statistics and analysis directly to key decision makers. Reviews and analyzes the Firm’s key profitability indicators to identify problem areas and trends. Researches, analyzes and documents moderate to complex financial projects as assigned. Collaborates with others around the Firm to evaluate, track, report on and analyze Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs), as well as client portfolios and performance indicators. Assists in the development of key performance measures for determining the health of our practices areas, practice groups and client teams. Assists in the creation and maintenance of various periodic and ad hoc reports and resources for attorneys and staff. Maintains financial software configurations and processes and communicates with vendors any changes, needs or updates. Constructs models to perform “what-if” analysis, determines potential outcomes, and supports sound decision making. Strives to create a cooperative climate and enhances work satisfaction and productivity. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must have excellent finance and analytical skills. Must have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Ability to work in a consultative and collaborative manner with attorneys. Must have excellent people management and leadership skills and experience. Must have a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others. Must have ability to read, write and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone. Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects and have strong time management skills. Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered. Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Thompson Coburn LLP.
1 US Bank Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63101


"Large place and good pay"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

HR or management needs to be more open to criticism and improve the faults within the system. Some have left because of it.

Pros : I worked here since I started in the field, and all my teammates have been bright and top of the line as far as work ethic.
Cons : HR doesn't seem to be open to critic as far as other teams or groups within the business is concerned.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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