About the opportunity
We are looking for a candidate who will bring a combination of financial knowledge and IT technical skills. The candidate should present a high level of analytical skills, be detail oriented and passionate about number crunching.
The position is situated within the Finance Systems team. The team has the responsibility for all aspects of finance systems : from ensuring the day-to-day running, supporting internal users, maintenance, support and development of Dentons Europe financial systems.
The Finance Data Analyst will be responsible for data preparation, solution documentation and overviewing before provision to the business.
The candidate will participate in other tasks according to the needs of the team. To successfully fulfil their obligations, the candidate must learn and deal with data from various sources.
The core Denton’s finance systems all run on MS-SQL databases.
About the role
Work closely with the Senior Finance Data Architect.
Understand the flow of financial, client and matter information from other management information systems in the firm.
Translate business requirements into specifications that will be used to implement the required reports and dashboards, created from multiple data sources.
Ensure data accuracy and credibility (in terms of integrity, simplicity and performance)
Develop a broad, yet detailed understanding of the firm’s key data structures.
Continuously strive for solution improvement from a user perspective.
Present data using SSRS and BI visualisation tools including Power BI, Tableau, PowerPivot.
Provide administrative / user support for the reporting environments.
Communicate progress and deliver results in a timely manner.
Communicate back to the team with any concerns or questions to understand the best approach.
Work closely with DBA’s, software developers and report developers to deliver solutions to the business.
Technical Skills Required
Good knowledge of T-SQL language. Track record in developing SQL server reports and solutions particularly in service industries.
Experience with MS SQL Management Studio and SQL Server Reporting Services
Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and data analysi
Good MS Excel skills
Good all-round IT skills including data manipulation and management, and sound knowledge of relational database management systems (RDBMS)
A good understanding of finance and accounting department needs within a legal environment.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; in particular, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people for whom English is not their native language.
Objective focused with a tenacious appetite to provide the highest level of service.
Able to demonstrate excellent customer / client facing skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to build internal and external relationships.
Highly self-motivated with an eagerness to learn new skills
Beneficial experience :
Data Warehouse and OLAP cubes experience
BI Visualisation tools : Power BI, Tableau, PowerPivot
Knowledge of Integration Builder
What we can offer
Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognizing that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.
Our team of business services professionals play a significant role in the success of Dentons, and we recruit Talent into a wide variety of areas.
Here, we look for focused, flexible individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are team players. Previous experience within the legal sector is not essential.
We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop his or her potential fully and, therefore, provide support, training and encouragement to members of teams at all levels.