Axiom

 We created the category for on-demand legal talent for the enterprise. We are leading a revolution in the legal industry by disrupting the traditional choice between law firms and in-house legal teams. We enable clients to be more efficient and agile, and we empower lawyers to pursue more of the work they love.

We operate a leading global marketplace focused on flexible corporate legal talent. We use proprietary technology and expertise to match highly credentialed lawyers with engagements across industries and practice areas. Over nearly two decades, we have generated deep know-how in the business of law, including how legal work is scoped, categorized, resourced, and enabled, which we use to help clients solve legal problems in a more modern, efficient way.

We have achieved global scale by cultivating an extensive set of client relationships built on mutual experience and trust. In 2018, we had a total of nearly 3,000 engagements with over 900 clients located across seven countries and three continents, and our clients comprised over half of the 2018 Fortune 100.

 The Role

 Reporting to Axiom’s Global Controller, the Director of Corporate FP&A will lead a small team in all efforts to analyze both internal and external financial information to deliver actionable insights, support the buildup of operating plans to capitalize on opportunities, track progress, and recommend course corrections as necessary. This leader will play a key role in ensuring the best operational and financial decisions are being made while having a strong focus on strategic business planning support, cost optimization, historical performance analysis, and complex forecasting. With these key points in mind, this role is designed to provide high visibility across the senior management team and up through the Board of Directors.

 Key objectives include:

  • Build and develop a high-performing, team with the objective of making them skilled business partners and trusted advisors to the teams they support.
  • Build critical infrastructure, process, and infrastructure to enable the FP&A team, key processes, and facilitate critical objectives below.
  • Gather information from multiple sources and across a matrixed FP&A organization, evaluate it, and abstract up from low-level information to actionable insights that drive decision making around operational and strategic topics.
  • Support financial analysis requirements of the Company Executives, Business leaders, and Board functions

Specifically, this role will:

  • Build, manage, and develop the team.
  • Make recommendations regarding the systems and data model structures that will enable the Company to derive the right level of insight from its managerial reporting.
  • Define relevant financial metrics and develop the data and reporting infrastructure and process at the appropriate cadence allowing for actionable insights. Communicate results and key insights/recommendations to senior business leaders and the Board of Directors.  
  • Direct the reporting, analysis and interpretation of financial and operational data for senior management, to include cost analysis, ROI, capital budgeting and profitability analysis.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain procedures to improve efficiency of financial functions and accuracy of financial reporting. This includes the development of standard weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting and reviews.
  • Build and manage the annual planning process.
  • Direct the development of 3-year plans, annual operating and capital budgets, and rolling corporate forecasts. Develop and manage financial planning strategies and follow up controls, comparisons, and recommendations relating to both short-term and long-term plans. Partner with the CEO, CFO, Global Controller and other business leaders.
  • Prepare financial models for external investors that provide the needed insight to evaluate Axiom’s performance.
  • Support financial analysis at the highest level to assist in the evaluation of potential investments, mergers and/or acquisitions, new products, and business opportunities.

Successful Candidates

Successful candidates must be fits for Axiom’s unique operating environment and culture: high-growth, innovative, lean, and values-driven. As such, successful candidates must be highly capable in each of the following dimensions (among others): adaptability, curiosity, resourcefulness, analytical thinking/problem solving, proactivity, collaboration, technological savvy, and operating with/through a lean team (for people leaders: must be comfortable in a player/coach role.)

Beyond these characteristics, here are the required skills, knowledge, capabilities, and education for this particular role:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience including managerial experience. Comfort and demonstrated success operating in late-stage growth company environments preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes in complex, global organizations.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong project-management skills. Highly effective in balancing multiple complex tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated success in building new processes from scratch and transforming processes, data, systems, and practices in complex, global, multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) and strong business acumen. Ability to develop strong, trusted relationships at all levels within the organization.
  • Track record of hiring, managing, and developing high-performing finance teams focused not only on strong financial analysis but also exceptional and willing business partnership.
  • Strong facility with the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and PowerPoint). Experience with Hyperion, Workday, OpenAir, and other ERP systems ideal.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting (or related field) required. MBA, CPA, or CFA preferred.
  • Must be eligible to work in the USA.
  • Position located in our lower Manhattan, NY office
  • Travel up to 20%

Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities: Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Axiom will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process. To request an accommodation to complete the application form, please contact us at benefits@axiomlaw.com and include “Applicant Accommodation” in the subject line.

ISO STATEMENT FOR CANDIDATES APPLYING TO ROLES IN CHICAGO, BELFAST, OR WROCLAW:
As part of ISO certified organisation the candidate will be required to follow the policies and procedures on Information Security Management Systems in place at the Chicago, Belfast, and Wroclaw Centers of Excellence and globally at Axiom. The candidate will also be subject to the client’s policies and procedures and security requirements. As an employee of Axiom, you may have access to various company and client assets and will be required to maintain the level of security as identified for each asset.

SAN FRANCISCO FAIR CHANCE ORDINANCE STATEMENT FOR CANDIDATES APPLYING TO ROLES IN SAN FRANCISCO:
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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