Financial Analyst

Sidley Austin LLP Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 weeks ago


The Financial Analyst will support the Senior Manager in the Strategic Planning and Analysis group. The person will be responsible for supporting the analytical and reporting needs of the Strategic Planning Group and will work with individuals across the Firm's offices worldwide and at various levels. The primary responsibilities include financial analysis and reporting at an organization wide, office and group level, evaluating performance against financial targets, performing deep-dive analyses to provide insights into performance, preparation of monthly and quarterly internal financial reports, and other due diligence and project based analysis as required. The individual will work closely with the Senior Manager of Strategic Planning & Analysis to prepare, evaluate and communicate results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc reporting for internal Firm needs and external Firm client requests.

  • Support the preparation of materials for various meetings of Firm management.

  • Perform due diligence and other analysis to support various Firm initiatives.

  • Communicate and prepare responses for external industry publications.

  • Assist with researching and compiling industry benchmarking information.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance.

  • A minimum of 1 year of financial analysis experience.

  • Advanced capabilities and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Law firm finance experience

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good judgment

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others

  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion

  • Able to work under pressure

  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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