Planning & Analysis Analyst

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Planning & Analysis Analyst to assist in all areas of business reporting and analysis, with a focus on annual budget preparation, quarterly forecasting and monthly monitoring and analysis. This position:

  • Participates in the monthly reporting process, makes recommendations and handles the implementation of process improvements.
  • Investigates variances and provides support to local department managers and budgeters across the Firm.
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of the data that is provided, understands where the data came from and determines the accuracy of the information.
  • Provides consulting, project management, training and support across the Firm in all areas of budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis and financial report design, creation and distribution.
  • Performs a variety of ad-hoc financial analysis across the Firm, as directed by the department Manager and Supervisor.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Develop and implement process improvement in reporting and budget activities and improve financial reporting accuracy.
  • Continuous maintenance of Firm budget business rules in Oracle.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Broad knowledge of Finance and Accounting (Budgeting/Accounting/Systems) fields
  • Knowledge of Oracle-Hyperion Smartview/Essbase and Financial Reporting Studio
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g. Oracle-Hyperion, MS Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Aderant), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Flexibility to travel


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of three years of related experience
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