Sr. Financial Analyst

FinanceAll Practice AreasPittsburgh, PA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to join the Pittsburgh office. The Senior Financial Analyst is an experienced member of the Financial Planning & Analysis team who provides full financial support to office and departmental administrators at all levels of the organization. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

• Manage the preparation, coordination and review of office and department financial processes
  including, but not limited to:

     -Annual business plan -establish a strategic plan based on historical data and validated

     -Monthly and quarterly forecasts - use qualitative and qualitative methods, including
     regression  analysis, sensitivity analysis and business models to analyze trends and
     establish accurate forecasts.

     -Periodic business  and management reviews.

• Identify and incorporate key planning factors into the budget and forecast processes to ensure
  quality benchmarks.
• Analyze the key business metrics relating to productivity and the P&L in order to drive continuous
• Review and report monthly and quarterly variances to Plan and Forecast including risks and
  opportunities thus enabling Senior Management to understand key business drivers.
• Compile financial and operational data;  preparing monthly reports for management to support
  opportunities and initiatives the leadership team is considering.
• Prepare ad hoc reports.
• Provide financial information and analysis for inclusion in management presentations to
  compliment/support/clarify summary data and better inform the leadership team.
• Enforce adequacy of business transactions in accordance with company policies and
  procedures with regards to financial planning.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

• Ability to identify and analyze multi-faceted problems and to recommend solutions.  The ability to
  analyze and interpret information and understand key underlying drivers impacting profitability.
• Experience in the areas of financial reporting, forecasting, analysis and accounting knowledge
  through professional and/or educational background.
• History of participating on teams as well as the ability to build organizational relationships with
• Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels, partnering with office
  and functional leads to understand and deliver financial data to meet the end-users business
• Strong writing and communication skills, along with clear and concise verbal skills.
• Ability to manage multiple assignments, has good judgment and prioritizes projects and time
• Commitment to continuous learning, demonstrated desire to advance and seek opportunities to
  stretch capabilities.
• Excellent Excel skills are required; additional skills with PowerPoint, Reporting Services, SQL
  and financial management/budgeting applications are beneficial.
• The Senior Financial Analyst should have the equivalent of at least 5 years previous experience
  in accounting and management principles, demonstrated numerical, analytical and problem-
  solving skills and strong oral and written communications skills.
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or other relevant background
  (four year college or university) is required.

Working Conditions:

• Office Type working environment.
• Manual dexterity required for typing, reaching and lifting of small objects, and operating office
• Frequent computer use at workstation.
• Frequently work at fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
• Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and
  evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines.

Any information contained on this form represents the usual method of accomplishing the duties in this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered in appropriate circumstances.  However, as the nature of an accommodation may vary depending on the needs and desires of an individual with a disability, it is impossible to describe in advance specific accommodations which will be considered.

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the firm’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.



K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.