Requisition Number: 2023-11-02063-0164-001
Job Title: Financial Analyst
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Financial Analyst

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Description/Job Summary

The Financial Analyst is responsible for assisting management with all aspects of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting. Position will include matter modeling, analysis, forecasting and various other aspects of financial analytics. They will liaise with practice and office heads, practice management and administration directors to complete all finance related requests. They will also assist in various profitability tracking and budgeting analytics and reporting.  


  • Assist in creation of monthly and ad-hoc profitability analyses across offices, practices, clients, matters, etc.
  • Complete various reconciliation processes around cost and bill rate maintenance
  • Prepare, review and analyze reports related to expense management including budget versus actual benchmarking
  • Assist with analysis of client, matter , office and practice metrics, communicating trends and implications to firm decision makers (CFO, practice/office heads, etc.)
  • Create pricing models to assist with competitive bid proposals and budgeting for internal matter management
  • Liaise with practice management professionals to build reports to more effectively manage the business and analyze financial results to identify areas of improvement and opportunity
  • Gather financial data for RFPs for existing and perspective business development opportunities
  • Develop new approaches to integrate information that will improve access to information for firm decision makers
  • Identify unusual patterns that require further action and make recommendations for action to management
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing     
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Basic math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel; proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to take initiative and complete work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with 3E or other legal billing system

Required Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of financial analysis and/or legal billing experience in legal or related field required

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $80k to $95k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is exempt meaning it is not overtime pay eligible.

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