Senior Business Analyst - Finance Business Unit

  • New York, NY

Compensation

: $139,870.00 - $139,870.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance



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Senior Business Analyst ? Finance Business Unit

Shearman?& Sterling LLP is seeking a Senior Business Analyst?to support our Finance Business?Unit.? Working as the Senior Business Analyst, based in the New York office, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the Global Business Unit Director of the Finance Business Unit in support of the business goals and strategy of this dynamic team. In this position,?you will have the opportunity to be a recognized contributor in a busy practice of a venerated firm. If you are excited about joining a growing team and enjoy a diverse, international organization then apply today.

Role Summary

The Senior Business Analyst ? Finance Business Unit will partner with the Global Finance Business Unit Director ? Finance in supporting the Finance Business Unit on day-to-day business operations and strategic initiatives, with a focus on financial management and performance, management reporting, maintaining routine and ad hoc management and team infrastructure, carrying firm initiatives forward, recreational activities and special projects.? Under the direction of the Global Business Unit Director ? Finance, the Senior Business Analyst ? Finance Business Unit will also work directly and collaboratively with lawyers and business services colleagues to implement firm projects within the business unit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect and manage information, conduct research and analysis, and prepare customized presentations and reports associated with key business performance metrics
  • Support business unit?s routine, ad hoc and year-end inventory management activities, including organizing billing and collections outreach, inventory report generation, keeping inventory management databases up to date and following up on action items until completion
  • Contribute to business unit successfully meeting deliverables in annual Management Process Calendar, including processes covering performance management, business planning and partner and counsel promotions
  • Plan and coordinate routine and ad hoc meetings for the business unit, ensuring projects are moving forward with the right people present
  • Oversee time diary monitoring and compliance?
  • Maintain onboarding processes to confirm and oversee the successful integration of all new members of the team
  • Identify opportunities and solutions to enhance efficiency of business processes and practice management across the business unit
  • Participate in planning of events to foster morale
  • Assist with various special projects both for the business unit and as part of larger firm initiatives

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Delivers high-quality work product, with an emphasis on organization, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities and consistently meet deadlines
  • Communicates professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Exercises sound judgment and handles sensitive information appropriately
  • Works independently and manages times efficiently
  • Demonstrates ability to research and analyze various types of data to develop meaningful conclusions/recommendations
  • Possesses strong project leadership and project management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to provide sophisticated support and recommendations to business services and legal personnel on complex projects
  • Exhibits high degree of professionalism and outstanding interpersonal skills, with the capacity to work effectively with a variety of people at all levels and in all departments
  • Thrives in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Understands and can learn business and legal concepts and terminology
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor?s degree required
  • 3-5 years of experience in fast-paced law firm or corporate business environment

Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous

  • Must be flexible to work extended hours as needed and communicate outside of standard business hours

Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organizations for more than 145 years. We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients. This has resulted in groundbreaking transactions in all major regions of the world including Asia, The Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Together, our lawyers work across practices and jurisdictions to provide the highest quality legal services, bringing their collective experience to bear on the issues that our clients face. We take pride in the successes of our clients and in our contributions to them.


Role Summary

The Senior Business Analyst ? Finance Business Unit will partner with the Global Finance Business Unit Director ? Finance in supporting the Finance Business Unit on day-to-day business operations and strategic initiatives, with a focus on financial management and performance, management reporting, maintaining routine and ad hoc management and team infrastructure, carrying firm initiatives forward, recreational activities and special projects.? Under the direction of the Global Business Unit Director ? Finance, the Senior Business Analyst ? Finance Business Unit will also work directly and collaboratively with lawyers and business services colleagues to implement firm projects within the business unit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect and manage information, conduct research and analysis, and prepare customized presentations and reports associated with key business performance metrics
  • Support business unit?s routine, ad hoc and year-end inventory management activities, including organizing billing and collections outreach, inventory report generation, keeping inventory management databases up to date and following up on action items until completion
  • Contribute to business unit successfully meeting deliverables in annual Management Process Calendar, including processes covering performance management, business planning and partner and counsel promotions
  • Plan and coordinate routine and ad hoc meetings for the business unit, ensuring projects are moving forward with the right people present
  • Oversee time diary monitoring and compliance?
  • Maintain onboarding processes to confirm and oversee the successful integration of all new members of the team
  • Identify opportunities and solutions to enhance efficiency of business processes and practice management across the business unit
  • Participate in planning of events to foster morale
  • Assist with various special projects both for the business unit and as part of larger firm initiatives

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Delivers high-quality work product, with an emphasis on organization, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities and consistently meet deadlines
  • Communicates professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Exercises sound judgment and handles sensitive information appropriately
  • Works independently and manages times efficiently
  • Demonstrates ability to research and analyze various types of data to develop meaningful conclusions/recommendations
  • Possesses strong project leadership and project management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to provide sophisticated support and recommendations to business services and legal personnel on complex projects
  • Exhibits high degree of professionalism and outstanding interpersonal skills, with the capacity to work effectively with a variety of people at all levels and in all departments
  • Thrives in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Understands and can learn business and legal concepts and terminology
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor?s degree required
  • 3-5 years of experience in fast-paced law firm or corporate business environment

Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous

  • Must be flexible to work extended hours as needed and communicate outside of standard business hours

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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