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Financial Analyst

  • 492404
  • Melbourne
  • Finance
  • Full time

Join Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia's leading independent law firm.

We are looking for an experienced Financial Analyst to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team.  We are looking for strong analytical, attention to detail and problem solving skills and an interest in client service within a professional services environment.

The Finance Analyst is responsible for delivering financial reporting and analysis, and providing support across the Financial Planning & Analysis team.  The role requires exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to adapt and work flexibly to achieve the requirements of the Financial Planning & Analysis team.

At Corrs, we help you achieve your ambition - at every stage of your career.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Financial Planning, in this role you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation and delivery of standard monthly financial reporting for external and internal clients including client revenue and profitability reporting, and divisional performance reporting.
  • Preparation of high quality analysis to identify factors (internal and external) impacting firm performance including variance analysis and report writing.
  • Administration and reconciliation of legal capacity and business services people data in Jedox.
  • Assist in meeting the requirements of the Financial Planning & Analysis team in areas including performance monitoring, working capital management and reporting.
  • Assisting in the completion of the annual firm budget including supporting analysis.
  • Assisting in the completion of periodic and ad hoc forecasts including supporting analysis.
  • Identify and implement process improvements that increase productivity and/or improve the quality of information provided, particularly in the areas of financial reporting.
  • Preparation of legal industry benchmarking reports and survey data.
  • Assist in the delivery of projects and preparation of ad hoc reports and analysis as required by the Financial Planning & Analysis team.

Required qualifications and preferred experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant disciplines including Accounting and Finance are essential
  • Seeking to commence or completing study towards an Australian accounting body, CAANZ or CPA
  • Advanced excel skills

Preferred experience includes the following:

  • 1-3 years experience
  • Experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Previous experience as a finance or commercial analyst
  • Experienced in CMS or similar large scale General Ledger system
  • Understanding of the operation of a professional services organisation

About us:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm. We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues.

Why Corrs?
We pride ourselves on meeting our clients needs in a culture characterised by excellence, commitment, collaboration and respect. Our policies, practices and behaviours foster a safe and inclusive workplace, and we focus on creating opportunities and supporting a diverse workforce.

  • Flexible working as standard – we’ve established flexibility as standard business practice and an option for all our people.
  • Bonus leave - an additional week of leave each year (5 weeks annual leave in total)
  • Generous parental leave entitlements – we offer up to 26 weeks paid leave and pay superannuation on both paid and unpaid leave (up to 12 months)
  • Wellbeing program –We support the wellbeing of our people across areas including resilience, mental health, mindfulness, personal development, physical health and self-care.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – This is a key area of focus for the firm. We set meaningful goals to improve diversity and foster an inclusive culture in which all employees feel supported and valued.
  • Responsible business approach – we are a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and are committed to promoting and respecting human rights, supporting the Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We are also a member of AusLSA, which works to promote and increase sustainable practices across the legal sector.
  • Learning and development opportunities – including our Australian-first international study scholarship, our national training program and our mentoring program

To apply click on the "apply" button or contact Hannah Blandford on +61 3 9672 3156 for a confidential discussion.

COVID-19 vaccination policy

The safety and welfare of our people, clients and community is our priority. Only people who are fully vaccinated or unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons are permitted to attend Corrs offices. More information about our COVID-19 vaccination policy is available on request.

For more information, see our website 

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