Senior Business Analyst

September 15, 2021


The Senior Business Analyst acts as a strategic partner across the firm’s legal practice areas and administrative functions.


  • Standardize the productivity and profitability reporting of business units. Consolidate and summarize data for key decision makers.
  • Work to improve the current system (Aderant) of statistical reporting, including improvements to data quality, collection and structure.
  • Analyze and interpret financial results and provide suggestions for improvement.
  • Identify areas for process improvements and assist in their implementation.
  • Evaluate potential acquisition targets.
  • Help to educate non-finance managers in financial matters.
  • Training and mentoring junior analysts.


Desired Experience:

  • Significant experience in performance reporting, budgeting, and forecasting, ideally with a large professional services firm (law firm obviously a big plus).
  • Exceptional data modeling skills.
  • Ability to compile, analyze, interpret, evaluate, marketing data, financial reports, and/or projections.
  • Knowledge of statistical properties, including econometrics.
  • High level of computer literacy with Excel spreadsheets.
  • Understanding of relational databases and report writing, including manipulating large sets of data via SQL Server and designing reports in SSRS..
  • Ability to develop and deliver written, graphic and oral presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse, highly charged environment.
  • An MBA, a minimum of 5 years of work experience; the ability to handle multiple detailed projects simultaneously.

Personal Characteristics

  • Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; analyzes both successes and failures for improvement; experiments and will try almost anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenges of unfamiliar tasks.
  • Works exceptionally well with others and can marshal resources (people, research) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal.
    Track record of using analysis to solve difficult problems, asks good questions and probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see the underlying or hidden problems and patterns; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answers.
    Abundant energy and enthusiasm resulting in an outstanding work ethic, commitment and determination.

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