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Lead Financial Analyst

Thomson Reuters Accounting & Finance 1/11/2018 1:13:46 PM Culver City, CA United States of America
Job Description

Thomson Elite – Finance Team Lead (Financial Planning & Analysis) – Los Angeles Based

Thomson Elite, the world’s leading provider of integrated practice, financial and knowledge management systems for law firms and professional services providers, is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated finance professional to be based in our Los Angeles office. 

The Finance Team Lead (FP&A) provides direct finance support to Legal Enterprise Solution’s (LES) executive leadership and Thomson Reuters Legal Finance team.  The role is responsible for providing financial leadership, guidance and analysis needed to drive LES growth and profitability.  The Team Lead consolidates and analyzes financial results and variances for all product lines.  In addition the Team Lead leads the LES forecast process throughout the year, creates ad-hoc analysis highlighting issues and exposure areas, and provides ongoing strategic input.  This role currently manages 1 Financial Analyst and reports to the Senior Director of Finance & Operations.

The primary objective for this position is to:

Establish a strategic business partnership with Thomson Reuters Legal Finance teams and the LES Executive Leadership Team to facilitate business growth and provide proactive financial guidance.

Prepare and review monthly financial results for management review to explain variances / trends across the business.

Provide timely, accurate P&L forecasting by consolidating, reporting and thoroughly reviewing revenue trends and growth drivers.

Partner with Segment Finance to evaluate product line P&L’s to identify risks and opportunities. Work closely with Segment Finance team meet to annual targets for business functions, including review of short- and long-term capacity needs.

Identify and create new analytics for key metrics based on the needs of the business and operating groups.

Support Thomson Reuters enterprise-wide initiatives. Working with Business Intelligence, support business system mapping and product hierarchy.

Manage workload for staff and ensure ongoing development by setting objectives and identifying stretch assignments.

Develop and maintain effective partnerships with Legal Finance, Segment Finance, Accounting, Business Intelligence and other areas of Finance.

Assist senior management with ad-hoc reports and special project analysis.

The chosen candidate for this position will have the ability to:

Partner closely with business leaders to drive financial growth.

Identify and lead implementation of process improvement initiatives.

Create complex financial analysis and make recommendations.

Evaluate strategies in fast-paced, competitive and global markets.

Supply discerning opinions on business decisions.

Develop dynamic financial models and strategic analyses.

Provide superior support over financial planning and forecasting processes for a multi-location, global business entity.

Critically evaluate and communicate financial information and recommendations to senior management.

Improve work processes and provide innovative system solutions.

Provide accurate and detailed reporting and analysis.

Support data request for key decision makers in a timely manner. Track and meet many recurring deadlines.  

Effectively manage and motivate staff member.

Essential characteristics for the chosen candidate include, yet are not limited to:

BS degree in Accounting or Finance required

4-5 years of progressive finance experience with exposure to general accounting, consolidations, and/or financial analysis

Strong leadership, coaching and team building skills Understanding of accounting processes and relationships, financial statements, and reporting consolidation concepts.

Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, team player and ability to multi-task

Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

Ability to take initiative and follow projects through to completion

Strong attention to detail and thorough analysis

Ability to analyze, understand and summarize key issues

Technology proficient with strong Microsoft Excel skills and financial modeling experiences are required

Experience with SAP, Hyperion, Business Objects, and Microsoft Office are strongly preferred Software or technology industry experience preferred

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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Culver City-California-United States of America
Req #: JREQ097383
Locations: Culver City-California-United States of America
Job Function: Accounting & Finance
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