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Business Services
19000110 Requisition #
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We have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our progressive, customer-centric Financial Planning and Decision Support team. 

About the role

The Financial Planning and Decision support team consists of two sub teams, Commercial Finance and Finance Business Partners, the successful candidate will provide support to both teams. 
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 a recently qualified and ambitious individual who enjoys collaborating with the business and its key stakeholders to provide proactive financial support. 
The key responsibilities of this role include; 
• 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.
• Compiling financial data to support complex business requests including, but not limited to, partner and fee earner appraisals, client and matter profitability, trend reporting.

About you

Ideal candidates will have Undergraduate degree - 2:1 or above with a solid understanding of Finance and Accounting principles. Recently qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA with a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Financial Analyst 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.
Please apply with a CV and cover note (no more than 300 words) explaining how you can add value to the role based from past employment experience.

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.
CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm 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. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here.to view the diversity pages on our website. 

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Johanna Davidson, Talent Acquisition Advisor.
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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