Business Manager

Purpose of the role:

As a senior member of the Practice Group Management Team, acts as Finance business partner providing hands on support and guidance to one of the Firm's four practice groups and up to two of the Firm's key sectors, supporting the firm's strategy and the Group's business plan.

General duties and responsibilities:

Supports the Group Head, Group Management Team and other partners with:
  • the financial management of the group with a strong focus on profitability
  • budgeting, re-forecasting, financial analysis and reporting
  • pricing of bids, tenders and client proposals
  • implementation of the firm's strategy and the group business plan
  • the preparation of information necessary to support proposals for lateral hires and fee earner promotions
At the same time
  • Works as part of a centralised business management/decision support team within Finance to ensure co consistency of approach

  • works closely with the business manager team to ensure co-ordination between practice group, Sectors and Firmwide and regional objectives and establishes best practice decision support across the firm, including the facilitation of cross group, cross office and cross geography working

  • Assists in the development of firm-wide business solutions and processes to meet the current and future requirements of the firm's clients; to adapt those solutions and processes to meet changing market conditions and to ensure a consistently high quality of service throughout the firm

  • Qualified accountant and MBA or equivalent
  • Substantial experience in a management or operational role in a leading company/firm with profit centre accountability
  • Consultancy/business strategy/professional services experience is an asset
  • Proven experience of building teams and working with varied and cross-functional teams, to include IT, HR, BD and Finance
  • Proven excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience of facilitating change

Firm Introduction 

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm that ranks amongst the top 75 law firms globally, with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. 

We know that our culture sets us apart, and with over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, it is at the heart of our success as a leading international law firm. Our core values are Approachable, Bold and Connected and as a firm we hold these in high regard. Personally and collectively, we live them every day and our firm is a better place for it. 

Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery and in 2016 we were ranked among the five most Innovative Law Firms in Europe.

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