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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

  • Location:

    New York, United States of America

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accounting

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    US$145000.00 - US$160000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -112023-80767_1698850798

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A Key FP&A Manager role has opened at Global Law Firm in New York. The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will handle the annual billing rate setting, assist with expense and revenue budgets, firm forecasting & accounting, and financial modeling. The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will interact directly with significant stakeholders such as the CFO, Regional Section Heads, Executive Committee, and business services team members. This role is ideal for a candidate seeking to work directly with critical Stakeholders at one of the world's premier law firms.

Duties and Accountabilities

Financial Planning and Forecasting

  • Support the annual global budget process, working with the functional chiefs to develop expense budgets and with Regional Section Heads (RSH) and Regional Finance Directors (RFD) to develop sectional revenue budgets.

  • Support the production of annual forecasts and projection scenarios for the firm.

  • Assist in the expense analysis process globally, working with local finance managers to ensure costs are allocated correctly.

  • Collaborate with the global accounting/operations team to ensure all finance managers know the processes and policies affecting financial reporting.

  • Support the lateral modeling process globally, ensuring consistent models are used along with detailed analysis.

  • Support the annual rate-setting process and liaise with the pricing team to ensure the correct production of office rate cards.

  • Manage the client and matter profitability process globally, ensuring costs are loaded into multiple tools for profitability analysis.

Financial Reporting

  • Collaborate with the BI Group to ensure the reporting is supporting senior management and develop new reports for the BI Group to either produce as a report or create a dashboard.

  • Assist with the preparation of financial updates for partners and firm management.

  • Support RFDs and RCOOs and CFO in projects and analysis

Business Partner Support

  • Ensure regional sections and functions have the appropriate finance support so that managers across the firm understand and 'own' their numbers and receive analysis that informs and supports effective decision-making.

  • Build solid and positive relationships with budget holders and senior managers (notably RSHs and Functional chiefs), providing the necessary assistance and professional advice to assist them with the financial aspects of their duties.


  • For the budget, forecast, and financial management reporting processes, identifying and implementing efficiency and value improvements with a creative focus and showing initiative on simplification, automation, and visualization to improve communication with stakeholders.

  • Work with the BI Group to implement improvements in 'self-service' reporting and simple queries.

  • Work with the Financial Accounting team to ensure the integrity of the financial data supplied by the Finance team to other firm areas and external stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate of Business Administration or Accounting preferred.

  • 3+ years of FP&A Experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel with experience in power pivots and SQL

The Fair market Assumption for this role's base salary is between $145,000 and $160,000 annually.

The above salary range represents Cobalt's good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible base compensation range at the time of posting and is one part of the total rewards package this client provides to employees.


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