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Legal Business Planning Analyst - 3DI43 in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

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M&T Bank

Legal Business Planning Analyst

Buffalo, NY



Responsible for providing financial, analytical, technical and operational support to the Legal Department, and more specifically, to the Legal Operations group.



The position is responsible for support in a variety of functions for the Legal Operations group in the Legal Department, including, without limitation, the following:


Assist the Legal Operations Manager to identify, implement, and maintain operational policies, procedures, and controls for the Legal Department.


Develop and produce departmental reports and spreadsheets for the Legal Department, such as strategy analysis, expense, historical reporting, work flow analysis, and financial analysis.


Perform financial reporting for the Legal Department.  Report variances to management.


Assist with expense management, including managing outside counsel fees and expenses, and participating in legal expense management and revenue projects


 Design and implement models to support business plans and objectives, and make recommendations to management based on research and financial analysis.


 Develop a thorough understanding of the Legal Department’s business and its functions, processes, and operations. Keep current on business and market trends which may affect the operations of the Legal Department.


Participate in the planning and implementation of new projects, operational procedures, programs, and plans to achieve short and long-term objectives for the Legal Department; assist in developing project plans.


 Complete other related duties as assigned.




The position requires substantial interaction with both internal and external contacts in order to obtain pertinent information.


The position may act as liaison between department and other business units on various projects.


The position works under supervision of the Legal Operations Manager for the Legal Department





Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years’ experience in field or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 6 years higher education and/or work experience including a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field


Skilled proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, database, graphing, presentation, and department specific software, with a working knowledge of financial models.


Excellent knowledge of Windows and PC software programs. Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Strong analytical ability and creative problem solving skills. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.


Ability to work independently and function as a member of a project team. Ability to function as a project leader.


Detail oriented.



Two to three years’ operations, financial, and/or banking  experience.

 M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas.
M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.