Financial Support Analyst

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Corporate Services


The Finance Support Analyst provides support to the finance function transformation and change projects and programs, with the aim of gaining efficiencies from improving processes across the finance team, completing reconciliations and identifying and reducing the number of manual processes across finance to support all finance staff in their roles.

Your day

This role will support the Accounts Payable and Trust Teams, as a priority and reports to the Lead Finance Project Analyst in the Enterprise Insight team.

This role will include:

  • Supporting numerous reconciliations for the finance team including bank reconciliations, corporate cards and invoice workflow interfaces to our practice management system, vendor statements, FBT transaction extracts and relevant balance sheet accounts, that impact the accounts payable function.
  • Supporting the software and reporting dedicated to the AP team including expenses and invoice management platforms, vendor on-boarding, payment time reporting and banking applications;
  • Preparing and maintaining up to date documentation of reconciliations, accounts payable processes and controls to a high standard to reduce the risk of fraud and data breaches.
  • Practical and theoretical understanding of accounting principles, reporting and systems to provide robust reconciliations and validation of data.
  • Supporting ad hoc projects as directed by manager including process improvement initiatives in Accounts Payable, Trust, Financial Control and Planning.

Your clients

The key client relationships for this position include the Enterprise Insight Manager, Accounts Payable, Trust and Financial Accounting teams.

The key external stakeholders for this position are our finance software vendors for accounts payable functions, banks and the firms auditors.

Your career trajectory

Our Finance Team is looking for a Financial Support Analyst, who has the desire to learn and develop their career with us. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of high performance at each career stage at Allens.

We also recognise that every employee's experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Previous Finance assistant or finance clerk in any finance function with experience in a law firm or professional service environment preferred;
  • A keen interest in emerging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning or AI;
  • Experience or interest in finance ERP implementations and can demonstrate an understanding of transactional processes across finance;
  • Very organised, methodical, process driven and composed when there are peaks in work load;
  • An understanding of audit processes, controls and procedures to demonstrate knowledge of risk management when working with the external auditors;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with our software providers, bank contacts, external auditors, Law Society, our IT team and other colleagues within the finance team;
  • An ability to work collaboratively with other members of finance displaying high standards of conduct, and supporting the overall objectives of the team.

Work pattern

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Financial Support Analyst.

Allens also supports a hybrid working model where working from home part of the week is the norm.

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders.

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way.

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

How to apply

We prefer to hear from you directly. Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Alexandra Vassilevski, Talent Acquisition Consultant or contact Alexandra for a confidential discussion on 02 9230 4711. If this isn't the position for you, please tell your friends or colleagues about it.

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