Sidley Austin LLP

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Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst

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The Financial Analyst will support the 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, preparation of monthly and quarterly internal financial reports, drafting analysis and communications for external publications, and other due diligence and project based analysis as required. The individual will work closely with the Manager of Strategic Planning & Analysis to prepare, evaluate and communicate results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and prepare monthly and quarterly reporting for internal Firm needs and external Firm client requests.
  • Communicate and prepare responses for external industry publications
  • Support the preparation of materials for various meetings of Firm management.
  • Assist with researching and compiling industry benchmarking information.
  • Perform due diligence and other analysis to support various Firm initiatives.


Qualification Requirements:  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 in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of accounting or financial analysis experience.
  • Advanced capabilities and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.


Other Skills and Abilities:


In addition to the above, the following are also required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proofreads accurately
  • Project management skills and ability to efficiently and effectively complete projects
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and work efficiently under the pressure of meeting multiple deadlines with frequent interruptions

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer