Senior Financial Analyst

Build your big career with the Firm that does Big Law better. McDermott Will & Emery is a leading global law firm that brings together more than 1,400 lawyers and 1,200 business professionals. We celebrate excellence, collaboration and community and have been recognized as a top workplace by The American Lawyer, Working Mother Magazine, Vault and the Human Rights Campaign. 

At McDermott, we don’t just invest in your future, we accelerate your career – wherever it may lead. That includes supporting you both in and outside of the office.

With us, you’ll find:

  • A Firm where everyone belongs: Our award-winning culture prioritizes warmth and authenticity we encourage you to be yourself!
  • Enthusiasm for diverse perspectives: We’re smarter and stronger when everyone has a voice and a seat at the table. We welcome unique viewpoints and ideas, and we make opportunities for you and your career to thrive.
  • Support to feel your best and do your best: Wellness is integral to building a successful career and a rich life. That’s why our benefits program supports your physical, emotional, mental and financial health, with an emphasis on work/life balance.
  • Real rewards for real work: We offer generous compensation packages that recognize hard work and excellence.


The Senior Financial Analyst advises the Firm’s practice group leaders and senior managing partners on individual and team financial performance. This position generates and delivers in-depth analysis of historical and prospective financial results and proposes opportunities to improve the financial strength of the Firm. The Senior Financial Analyst relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


As a Sr. Financial Analyst you will:

  • Prepare, consolidate, and summarize monthly and ad-hoc financial reports including attorney and practice group performance and profitability metrics and projected trends
  • Recommend improvements to financial reporting policies, procedures, and practices and communicate benefits to management
  • Consult with partners regarding the management and tracking of client pricing strategies and budgets for existing and prospective client work
  • Analyze strategic investment opportunities, including lateral individual and/or group hires, office openings and closures, attorney departures, and mergers or acquisitions
  • Collaborate with assigned practice group and department leaders to ensure timely and accurate annual budget submissions
  • Prepare, audit, and present materials for the office, department, and practice group budget and rate setting processes
  • Assist with the maintenance of the firm’s profitability software and reporting tools
  • Create, monitor, and approve wire transfers and files
  • Assist with Quarterly Bank surveys


Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five (5) years of related work experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Knowledge of Accounting & Finance principles and software, including analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment


As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career. With McDermott, you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk and hear
  • Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds

Work Environment:

Typical indoor office environment


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.