WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of providing quality, outstanding legal and client services; developing diversity among our lawyers and staff and cultivating an environment that promotes an ambitious spirit, teamwork and collegiality by drawing on the exceptional talents and dynamic experience of our lawyers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we practice.
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Oversees the Information Services (IS) annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, reporting and analysis processes.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
In this position, you will lead the IS annual project and operating budget process and engage with Cost Center Owners (CCOs) and Project Managers (PMs) to complete this process; you will also provide assistance in the documentation and defense of their budgets.
You will lead the IS monthly project and operating forecast process. Engages with CCOs and PMs to understand trends and expected variances to the budget.
You will lead the annual IS capital budget and reforecasting process.
Develops and prepares capital and operating budgets and forecasts.
Reviews budgets, forecasts, reports and analysis done by others in the department and provides direction.
Oversees the production of IS monthly financial reports.
Leads financial reviews with IS management.
Develops communications of IS financial guidelines and deadlines to CCOs.
You will prepare pre-close monthly variance reporting to Finance.
Examines capitalized development work in process balances to ensure proper classification and timely start of depreciation.
Analyzes expense data to highlight trends and potential areas of concern. Proactively performs in-depth research and analysis to draw conclusions and propose recommendations for process and expense improvements.
Implements approved process and expense improvements.
Designs trending reports and metrics for IS Management.
Develops and implements templates, forms and tools to support financial processes.
Develops financial models to support decision-making on proposals.
Leads complex financial analysis projects.
Reviews charters, provides guidance to preparers on proper designation of expenses, validates assumptions and analyzes variances to prior years and current year budget.
Completes external surveys and benchmarks for the IS department. Ensures appropriate information is shared and works with others throughout IS to complete the surveys. Keeps records of same.
Coaches, advises and trains less experienced staff in the areas of budgeting, forecasting, reporting and financial analysis.
Acts as Liaison to Finance.
Contributes to the Firm's overall initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays integrity, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the Firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent business math skills including application of statistical concepts. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work successfully with minimal direct supervision in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities and deadline pressure.
Ability to plan, track and follow through to ensure timely completion of tasks.
Ability to respond to requests with a heightened sense of urgency.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion of sensitive information.
Ability to exercise good judgement and independently work through complex issues.
Ability to clearly communicate complex concepts to a wide-range of audiences.
Ability to interpret financial information and convey to non-financial managers.
Ability to investigate and explain unusual variances and shifts in operating trends.
Ability to apply continuous improvement methodologies.
Solid project management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate and coordinate with others on routine and non-routine issues.
Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels, both inside and outside WilmerHale.
Excellent presentation skills to explain financial results and recommend actions. Ability to vary presentation based on audience.
Strong teamwork skills, collaboration cross-functionally and across multiple levels of the organization.
Strong Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration. MBA is a plus.
At least three years of financial analysis, financial modeling, forecasting and budgeting experience.
Minimum three years' experience with Excel, intermediate to advanced level skills.
Strong finance background with knowledge and application of accounting principles.
Experience with business analytics and in information technology is beneficial.
WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability