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  • Posted: Sep 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral ...
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    Interim Global Finance Data Analyst


    Dentons is currently recruiting interim Global Finance Data Analysts; to support the implementation of a significant global Finance transformation program. This position will require a mix of organisational and administrative skills alongside strong data analysis skills. The role will report to the Global Finance R2R Lead and will interface with key stakeholders, the global finance BI lead, other global process leads and analysts to ensure successful implementation of this program; delivering business benefits identified in the business case, within agreed budget and program implementation timeframes.

    The Global Finance Transformation Program 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.

    The Global Finance Data Analysts will be responsible for data analysis and admin activities to support the Global Finance Transformation (GFT) BI Workstream, as part of the Global Finance Transformation program.

    Why Dentons is different

    The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of our clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways. Dentons continues to receive multiple external awards and recognition, including for our continued international expansion over the last 12 months; for ground-breaking innovation through the development of Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Global Referral Network; and for success in advising clients across multiple regions. This role will support our communications activities across the Firm, with over 17,000 people in more than 170 offices, across 76 countries.

    Against such rapid growth and change, this role offers the successful individual the chance to contribute to the success of this global program.


    Key Responsibilities

    1. Work with global BI/R2R workstream team members to perform data reconciliations and report testing as required for both the early benefits initiatives ( Financial Planning and Analytics tool – Tagetik, and the indirect tax tool - PWC Edge) as well as for the main 3E implementation

    2. Work with the BI, Data and R2R teams to document business data flows from the multiple systems providing data to, or taking data from, the global finance systems.

    3. Document all decisions and manage library of decisions made

    4. Ensure that all relevant parties are kept informed of progress and outcome, and providing regular status reporting to the global process lead.

    5. Work with the global data lead to ensure compliance with the GFT Data Governance processes and to ensure BI/GL/R2R data stays in synch with upstream and downstream systems.

    6. Work with regional and global change teams to prepare the business for the impact of the change in data.

    7. Accountable for maintaining workstream databases, documentation, program reports and calendars, and Workstream Teams folders

    About You

    • Business international level of English – both written and oral;

    • Demonstrable progressive experience in the area of data analytics

    • Strong analytical capability

    • Highly collaborative and able to work in a global environment, accommodating the different time zones. Only team players will be considered;

    • Particularly strong written communication skills;

    • Particularly strong organisational skills;

    • Strong understanding of Finance/IT practices and principles.

    • Experience of finance transformation programs preferable;

    • Experience on online collaboration tools and systems e.g. SharePoint,

    • Proven track record in acting as liaison between report writers/developers and the needs of the business to ensure all requirements/errors are accurately recorded and communicated and that all parties are working effectively to deliver business insight to Dentons

    • You will possess:

      • Excellent communications, influencing, and stakeholder management skills;

      • Experienced user of MS Office suite, including MS Project and MS Teams (advanced level and/or Microsoft certified) and DevOps

      • Have knowledge of Agile working practices;

      • Be versed in working across cultures and time-zones;

      • Be adept in responding to challenges and issues as they arise;

      • Be able to thrive working under pressure, and be able to multi-task;

      • Extensive experience of working with layers of engagement and approval;

      • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to work with a wide variety of people and projects in a collective and collaborative manner;

      • Analytically minded problem solver;

    Essential Qualifications / Experience

    • Experience of working as an analyst on international projects;

    • Experience of working in a legal/professional services firm;

    • Experience of working with finance and analytical processes, with proven track record of complex financial data reconciliations whilst working under pressure;

    • Experience of reporting/business intelligence platforms

    • Experience of preparing data flows.


    Applications from current residents in the following countries, will be considered:

    Warsaw, Toronto and UK.

    Disclaimer: Please ensure when applying for this role you are legally eligible to work/live in your location. Visa sponsorship or relocation costs will not be provided.

    Diversity & 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.

    Equal Opportunities

    Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.

    Reward and Recognition

    Remuneration and befits package will reflect the successful candidates experience and country where hired.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Dentons on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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