Job Description

"Makes clear, actionable stories from a mess of data"
This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine is looking for a Financial Data Analyst to join our team in Seattle.

If you want your next career to be challenging, energetic, and purposeful, Davis Wright Tremaine bridges the space between medium and large law firms and is having some of the best years of its existence. The goal of our finance team is to make the tireless work of our attorneys really count by surfacing the insight they need to make critical business decisions. The high level of humility, client service, critical thinking, and issue ownership needed in this role is not for everyone, but the right person will feel the thrill of seeing the day-to-day impact of their good work. The domain knowledge you’ll need is in business intelligence and some accounting, though a little legal would be preferred.

This might be for you if:
  • You get satisfaction from a well-organized and well-formatted spreadsheet
  • You relish cutting through all the noise to highlight a few important insights in crisp and beautiful visualizations to tell a compelling story with data
  • You enjoy discussing with lawyers how law practices work and discovering the revenue levers of each one
  • You like to ask "why?" a few times before you say "okay!"
  • You enjoy digging around a database with SQL select statements
  • You eat ambiguity for breakfast and tenaciously own an issue until its fully resolved
What you’ll do:
  • Work with the accounting and billing teams to prepare month-end reports
  • Work closely with lawyers and staff to build ad hoc and periodic finance reports in Excel, Tableau, Power BI, d3, or PowerPoint
  • Develop systems to improve the budgeting process to both the law firm practice groups and functional departments
  • Get data quickly and efficiently from SQL databases
  • Develop an efficient system to intake requests for analysis, perform it, tell a clear story about it, and deliver it in a consistently warm and professional manner
  • Work with accounting to maintain the income statement and the GL
  • Humility, issue ownership, critical thinking, client service orientation, advanced quantitative skills
  • 3+ years in a role tasked with some kind of intensive analysis
  • 2+ years designing BI visualizations
  • Master-user of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity doing ETL and analysis of SQL databases
  • Enter the words ‘Data Stories!’ at the beginning of your cover letter to show you read the whole posting (so many don’t!)
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


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