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Business Services
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21000685 Requisition #

We have a fantastic new opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our progressive, customer-centric Financial Planning and Decision Support team. 
 


About CMS


CMS is a Future Facing firm.  With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role

 

The successful candidate will provide support to the Finance Business Partner team, one of two sub teams in the central Financial Planning and Decision support team.  As a team, our aim is to provide an effective and efficient business partnering service, working in conjunction with other colleagues across the professional support family to deliver a seamless service.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual who enjoys collaborating with the business and its key stakeholders to provide proactive financial support. 
The key responsibilities of this role include; 

•    Compiling financial data to support complex business requests including, but not limited to, partner and fee earner appraisals, client and matter profitability, trend reporting.
•    Managing the production of routine deliverables, such as the monthly reporting packs, required by the Finance Business Partner team ensuring accuracy and timeliness
•    Preparing high quality financial presentations to the business (practice, sector and key client specific) and providing analysis and recommendations as and when required.
•    Becoming a SME for the suite of Finance systems and models used and working with the Finance leadership team and outsourced partners to ensure systems and models remain accurate, relevant and fit for purpose.
•    Assisting in the delivery of the financial education agenda by supporting training initiatives to various stakeholders.
•    Supporting the Head of Department and Finance Business Partners with the annual budget process and quarterly reforecast exercises.

 

 


About You


Ideal candidates will have a solid understanding of Finance and Accounting principles and be either recently or part qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA with proven experience of Financial Analysis in a commercial environment.
Candidates should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be advanced in MS excel, with exceptional analysis and financial modelling skills. 
This role will be ideal for someone who is self-motivated and has the ability to work under pressure whilst remaining calm and focussed.

 


Equal Opportunities


At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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