Finance Systems Analyst - FTC


Liverpool, GB

Department or practice area:  Finance

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Finance  team, with the addition of a Finance Systems Analyst - FTC.


Meet the team


The finance systems team consists of a Head of Finance Systems, Senior Systems Accountant Reporting Analyst and 3 Systems Analysts. The team sits within the finance function but works closely alongside most business support teams, practice areas and overseas offices.


The team supports a variety of systems and as such there is a varied, interesting and challenging workload on a daily basis. It provides a great opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where your work will be at the forefront of maintaining and developing essential systems for supporting the business.


The opportunity for you


As part of a financial systems support team, this role will assist in the day to day maintenance of the finance systems, both locally and across jurisdictions supported by the UK team. The role will also provide support and query resolution to the users of these systems. This role has the opportunity to get involved with firm initiatives such as reporting, analysis and also project work implementing new applications and developing existing ones.


Key responsibilities


  • Finance systems support and trouble shooting
  • Business process review and continual improvement
  • New application review and implementation
  • Project work
  • Client and matter data analysis and housekeeping
  • 2nd line Billing support
  • 2nd Line Time recording support
  • Overseas offices systems support


Secondary responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Ebilling support
  • Development of alerts
  • Standardisation of SQL queries and reports
  • Security management
  • Application testing
  • Creation and amendment of tables / columns in the database
  • Reviewing scheduled tasks
  • Training users
  • Workflow configuration, administration and troubleshooting
  • 2nd Line support to systems queries via the helpdesk


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Experience using Aderant and IntApp applications or equivalent systems
  • Knowledge of Chrome River, Access Pay and eBillingHub or equivalent systems
  • Knowledge of legal billing and associated Solicitors Regulation Authority rules
  • Working knowledge of SQL queries (experience of using the Aderant database will be an advantage)
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience in business process analysis
  • Exposure to project work and managing timescales
  • Experience of developing test cases and plans
  • Ability to research issues and problem solve in a methodical manner
  • Willingness to learn new applications and technologies and assess potential benefits to the firm
  • Experience working within professional services is preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively with support and fee earning staff at all levels
  • Able to produce documentation and guidance in user friendly language
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Able to be proactive, and to prioritise effectively where necessary
  • Strong attention to detail




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.


The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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