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Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant (FP&A)

This top tier global Law Firm is looking for a Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant (FP&A) to join their team in Dublin.

As the firm enters its second century, their Partnership continues to grow.  They reward, encourage and support their talented people to reach their full potential offering excellent progression opportunities along with a market leading remuneration package and benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly management reports, including insight, analysis and commentary on financial performance, performance trends and offering a perspective on any action required.
  • Preparation of annual and semi-annual plans and forecasts, including (i) the challenging and pushing the planned financial growth ambition of the relevant budget holder and (ii) pressure-testing the related planning assumptions from both an up- and down- side perspective.
  • Collaborating with users to enhance the impact, and understanding, of operational reporting vis-à-vis financial performance.
  • Present relevant financial information monthly at Dept. and Practice Group Leader meetings to build understanding of the business environment and the context for any key financial priorities.
  • Preparation of weekly operational reports – utilisation, billings and collections, WIP & AR – and calling out any actions required.
  • Monitoring WIP and Debtor Lock-Up levels and collaborating with Partners to understand and resolve any sub-optimal performance or adverse trends.
  • Introducing and enhancing commercial procedures to maintain and improve financial performance.
  • Building partnerships and strong relationships within the Business and Practice Groups providing proactive support to financial management and commercial decision making.
  • Providing periodic financial skills training to Business & Practice Groups with an emphasis on better understanding project/matter economics and the importance of financial hygiene.
  • Supporting the month end billing process, through coaching and trouble-shooting issues arising.
  • Dealing with and working through operational issues, including challenging current ways of working to deliver efficiencies, revenue enhancement and cost savings wherever possible.
  • Preparation of annual business cases for Practice Group promotions.
  • Other ad-hoc activities arising based on business needs.

Key skills and Requirements

  • 3rd level qualification in a related field, ACA / ACCA preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience working in the finance function of a professional services firm
  • Excellent analytical, technical and accounting skills.
  • High level of commercial and business awareness.
  • Calm and measured approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong growth mind-set.
  • Adaptability.
  • Client centric with strong relationship management experience.


  • Salary €80k plus annual bonus scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • Leading hybrid working policy.
  • Immediate pension scheme.
  • TaxSaver and Bike to Work scheme.
  • Professional membership fees.
  • Full gym and wellness programme.

If you are interested in this role, please apply email in your CV via the web link

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