The Financial Specialist will report to the Manager of Financial Reporting and will be responsible for supporting, analyzing, and developing financial reports for the Firm and its practice groups.
Provide marketing with financial support for all client requests, practice group retreats and Chambers and Partner submissions
Complete quarterly and yearly industry surveys from Wells Fargo, Citibank, and PwC in order to benchmark and improve the Firm’s performance against peer firms
Create and generate KPI reports, and custom financial reports for management and practice group leaders on a monthly basis and quarterly basis, including billing and realization reports, client and matter level summaries, practice group write-ups and other executive reports
Author SQL statements or utilize other reporting tools to extract financial data from the accounting system (Rippe & Kingston) for various reports and analysis and assist with the automation of reports for both internal and external department use
Build and populate yearly firm budget templates and models
Assist in comprehensive yearly partner and attorney evaluation and performance review process
Assist in data warehouse management for the Firm
Assist with the rate implementation and budget processes as needed
Function as back up for the Pricing Specialist and the Billing Rates Specialist
Other ad hoc reporting or analytical duties as assigned by manager, director, or CFO.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Four-year college degree required; major in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferred
Minimum of 2 years of prior experience in financial analysis
Prior law firm experience a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form
Ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines and track progress of tasks
Ability to organize work flow and use time efficiently
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
Must maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials
Must establish and maintain effective working relationships in or out of a team environment
Ability to provide responsive and efficient administrative support
Strong leadership and motivational skills
Resourceful problem solving and ability to create and implement effective procedures
Advanced PC skills required, including expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel for business and financial analyses and modeling, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint for business case and data presentation and summary
Understands and adopts the organizational structure
Possesses the attitude of collaboration and sharing
Willingness to learn and adopt new methodologies
Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Position operates in a professional office environment which is usually quiet to moderate
Position requires that the employee have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
The Firm requires that the duties and responsibilities of this position be performed onsite during scheduled work hours.
This position is primarily a sedentary position. However, some duties and responsibilities are required which would require the applicant to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, occasionally move about to access office equipment, file cabinets, etc.
Ability to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
*This description outlines the basic requirements of this position. It is not intended to be a complete description of other requirements which include adherence to Firm policies and procedures as well as Department performance standards.
**Wiley Rein is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence, diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
***This Organization Participates in E-Verify.
Internal Number: 7194336
About Wiley Rein LLP
Founded in 1983, Wiley Rein is a dominant presence in the nation’s capital. With more than 250 lawyers, the firm has earned international prominence by representing clients in complex, high-stakes regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. The firm has dramatically expanded and evolved since we first opened our doors 32 years ago. Many of the firm’s lawyers and public policy advisors have held high-level positions in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and in federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Many of our attorneys have active high-level security clearances that allow them to quickly “read in” to matters when there is a need to access classified materials. The Legal Times has noted that the firm “represents as perfect a merging of public policy and corporate America as exists in Washington.”The firm operates at the intersection of politics, law, government, business, and technological innovation, representing a wide range of clients—from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations to individuals—in virtually all industries. We have demonstrated success in areas that include e...nergy, manufacturing, defense, aerospace, intelligence, information technology, professional services, telecommunications, health care, A&E, and construction. We believe delivering consistent and successful results is achieved through building true partnerships with our clients. We do this by understanding the industries and economic climate in which they operate and the current and potential legal issues that impact their business. Most importantly, because Wiley Rein remains a Washington, DC-based firm that largely operates out of a single office, we are able to control costs and billing rates in a manner that is nearly impossible in large, multi-office or multinational law firms.