UK (Hybrid) - Interim Reporting Business Analyst

Term: Temporary
Duration: 1 year
Reports to: Technical Lead: UK, Ireland and Middle East
Practice group: Global Finance Transformation
Location: UK
Purpose of role

Dentons UK, Ireland and Middle East are looking to recruit a Reporting Business Analyst as part of the implementation of a new reporting solution in conjunction with the wider upgrade of the firm's financial management system globally.

The firm has a well-established reporting warehouse and multi-dimensional reporting cube that is heavily used by the business to drive decision making at both a strategic and transactional level. Due to the upgrade of the firm's financial system, a strategy review has taken place with the view to enhance and improve the firm's reporting utilising the Azure cloud and Microsoft's latest reporting stack.

The upgrade of the Firms financial reporting catalogue and data warehouse will form part of the reporting work stream within the firm's Global Finance Transformation Programme (GFTP). The role will report into the Technical lead and interact with many different stakeholders, primarily from Finance and IT departments, along with exposure to Senior Management within the business.

The GFTP is a truly global program designed to transform Dentons' finance function into the business partnering function of the future. It will support the business by offering true business insight, efficient and effective processes while maintaining the necessary compliance and controls.

Responsibilities

Key Deliverables

  • Involvement in the initial business requirements and analysis phase and presenting areas of opportunity to strategically align the design to the firms reporting strategy
  • Compile the current reporting portfolio from multiple data sources and provide recommendations for the solution.
  • Identify gaps within business processes and data sets and understand how to bring various functions together to make them more productive.
  • Design and explain visually pleasing and easy to navigate data visuals, to explain in layman’s terms what the data is telling people and what business decisions can be made to improve the current state.

 

  • Analyse the current way the business operates in the reporting space and identify opportunities for improvement and be able to consult to C-Suite/Board level on findings
  • Collate and analyse the business’ data to understand how best to create insights/analytics and  provide recommendations
  • Own the reporting solution design and ensure that it is accurately developed and tested
  • Work closely with the regional process leads to ensure the design is understood and appropriate for all geographies and practice groups
  • Provide effective and timely status reports to the regional GFTP leadership team
  • Ensure that the appropriate levels of documentation are provided and kept up to date, to support the solution design

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the external reporting consultancy to deliver the design according to the agreed methodology
  • Support the regional leadership in driving the solution design to the region for acceptance and sign-off
  • Build close relationships with the key stakeholders in the region
  • Be the gatekeeper to the acceptance of the Business Intelligence implementation throughout the phases of work.
  • To be proactive in seeking updates, in reaching out to technical teams across the Firm and in identifying potential project timelines slips and blockers
  • Understand how the architecture and infrastructure can support the reporting solution and where possible future proof the design for long term return on investment in the programme
  • To be the champion for change requests that are required to the design and see them through the governance process
  • To become the key contact for solution design related questions
  • Escalate design issues and blockers
Required experience, skills and attributes
  • At least 3+ years' experience in a business/data analysis role
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience at a national and international level
  • Experience of data visualisations, data warehouses and insights tools such Power BI, Microsoft reporting stack (advantageous)
  • Legal and or finance systems experience (desirable)
  • Be able  to present confidently to Partners/Directors of the business

Personal Qualities

  • Business international level of English – both written and oral.
  • Highly collaborative and able to work in a global environment, accommodating the different time zones
  • Particularly strong written communication skills.
  • Particularly strong organizational skills.
  • Adept in responding to challenges and issues as they arise, be able to thrive working under pressure, and be able to multi-task.
  • Have impeccable attention to detail and ability to work with a wide variety of people and projects in a collective and collaborative manner.
  • Have a 'can do' attitude to problem solving
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com.

Diversity and inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.
We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have disabilities. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

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