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Finance Manager

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ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to equity, diversity and inclusion, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values – The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different – in all that we do. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager. The successful candidate will streamline and manage complex financial models related to the annual budgeting process and quarterly forecast models ensuring accurate and timely data for leadership decision-making purposes. They will also be responsible for developing and maintaining key business drivers and performance metrics while building strong working relationships with leadership, finance team members and other key stakeholders. As a member of our Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP team, this role can be based in any of the following offices: Calgary, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, or Vancouver. RESPONSIBILITIES Create and manage detailed financial models to support both short and long-term strategic planning, revenue planning, optimal firm wide billing rates, timekeeper costing, professional compensation decisions and cash flow. Analyze, streamline, and configure annual budget models. Conduct regular ad hoc analysis related to office, practice, client and matter profitability. Manage and support the Request for Proposal process from a finance perspective including profitability analysis of alternative fee arrangements. Present financial data and prepare reports on relevant operating and financial metrics in an easy-to-understand format. Implement improvements to ensure continuous alignment to the needs of the business. Participation in other projects, as required. QUALIFICATIONS Gowling WLG has introduced a COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy that requires full vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone working in or visiting its Canadian offices effective September 27, 2021. Accordingly, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof of full vaccination. Any exemption request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only where the request meets the requirements of applicable legislation. A degree in business/commerce including a relevant professional designation (CPA, CMA, CFA). 7+ years of progressive and relevant experience in finance roles. Excellent financial modeling skills and extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis. Demonstrated experience preparing and managing budgets. Strong communication and presentation skills with proven experience presenting complex financial analyses in a concise manner. Advanced knowledge of MS Excel. Ability to challenge status quo while striving to continuously improve processes. Strong interpersonal, organizational and project management skills. Ability to build relationships in a professional environment. Able to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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