Finance & Business Maanagement - Legal Finance EMEA - Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Reporting to the EMEA Legal Finance manager, the core role will be to assist with providing support to the Global Legal Finance Department in the following capacity:

  • Support the EMEA Legal Finance manager with driving and assisting with the implementation of key business and strategic initiatives for Legal
  • Ensure and manage robust governance processes and procedures.
  • Organize and manage relevant regional forums/meetings, as required
  • Proactively and on request provide strategic analyses to facilitate business progression
  • Build effective relationships and work closely with the Senior Legal Finance teams, Legal Management team and the Lines of Business
  • Actively contribute ideas and engage with the Legal, Finance and the line of business communities in the region and globally

Core Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to key Legal projects, including strategic, control, technology, and expense related initiatives
  • Assistance with providing guidance on process improvements, including technology enhancements relating to Legal Finance tools
  • Support to drive Outside Counsel accountability whilst continuing to partner with Outside Counsel Value Management (OCVM) team to drive down OC expenses on litigation and transactional spend
  • Understanding of External Spend financial / pipeline data and review of underlying information on a periodic basis, in collaboration with functional partners
  • Become the SME of regional nuances, as well as specific line of business processes, relating to external spend
  • Lead and/or assist with projects related to expense and Legal Finance technology initiatives across Legal.
  • Manage and complete ad hoc financial analysis and provide answers to management queries, when necessary

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Pro-active and problem-solving mind-set with ability to identify, clearly present and implement solutions
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; flexibility, ability to prioritize requests and multi-task
  • Strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint, BO, SAP skills
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and effective under pressure
  • Strong analytical and numeric skills, excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work well independently and partner effectively
  • Disciplined approach to managing processes and controls with a view to improve
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