Financial Analyst

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Title :

Financial Analyst

Location :

Los Angeles

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Based in Los Angeles, the Finance Analyst will be responsible for providing support to the Finance team.

This role reports to the Finance Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports.
  • Compare monthly results with budget and prior periods and analyze fluctuations.
  • Provide financial summaries and analysis to executive management.
  • Develop financial models, including forecasting of revenue, expenses, working capital, etc.
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring the annual budget.
  • Communicate effectively with various departments and offices to provide key financial data as requested.
  • Prepare responses to external audit, covenant, and survey requests.
  • Identify and implement process improvements proactively.
  • Analyze and interpret data to make recommendations to management.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis independently.
  • Maintain a high degree of customer focus.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills are required to build and maintain effective relationships with senior management, attorneys and staff.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Ability to have a strong customer focus, be responsive, work well under pressure and continually strive for efficiency and excellence.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem solving ability are also required.
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Should have the ability to view business issues in perspective, follow-up on projects/assignments and be able to prioritize and participate in multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work with large volumes of data and possess advanced proficiency in Excel (i.e., formulas, macros, pivots, data manipulation).


  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or a related field is required
  • 2+ years of related work experience is required, law firm experience is preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint and working knowledge of SQL and SAP/BPC are a plus.


Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.


Compensation & Benefits:

The annual compensation range for this position is $85,000 – $95,000. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.

Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all partners, employees and applicants and, in accordance with the applicable federal and state laws, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, matriculation or political affiliation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, age, marital status or partnership status, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, personal appearance, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, arrest or conviction record, or on any other basis prohibited by law.