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Pricing Analyst

Company: Sidley Austin LLP
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

The Pricing Analyst will support the Managers and Supervisors on the Pricing Team with structuring, analyzing, negotiating and tracking client fee arrangements. In addition, the analyst with assist with matter management, various billing rates processes, general Firm financial analysis and other initiatives to enhance the strategic pricing goals of the Firm.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Provide support in developing rate proposals, alternative fee arrangements, fee estimates, matter budgets and pricing options in response to client requests
* Assist in responding to the pricing and financial components of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and other business development pitches
* Provide support for the annual billing rate setting process and perform ongoing benchmarking analysis and maintenance of standard hourly billing rates throughout the year
* Assist with various projects, including analysis of historical matters, to support the pricing and budgeting process
* Provide analysis and regular reporting to support client and matter management needs
* Assist in the identification, documentation and monitoring of alternative fee arrangements
* Develop/enhance financial templates and models to expand upon and streamline existing processes surrounding the Firm's pricing function

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

* Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance
* A minimum of 2 years of accounting or financial analysis experience.
* Advanced capabilities and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred:

* Previous experience working in a client facing position or a professional services firm

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

* Strong organizational skills
* Strong attention to detail
* Good judgment
* Strong interpersonal communication skills
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
* Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
* Able to work under pressure
* Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Keywords: Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago , Pricing Analyst, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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