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Stephenson Harwood

What we will offer

We will offer you a place where you can be yourself and where there are no limits on what you can achieve. With us, you can take ownership of your career and have honest conversations throughout. You would join an ambitious firm with a clear strategy for profitable growth where you can get early responsibility and early involvement in growing the business. Here you can expect a competitive and fair reward as well as recognition based on all round performance. This forms part of our internal promise to you, The Deal, between the firm and its employees.

You can expect:

  • A Competitive salary and a host of family friendly policies.
  • Life assurance, Private health and Dental care for you and your family.
  • A range of flexible benefits including gym discount and retail vouchers
  • Tech, cycle and electric car schemes.
  • The opportunity to support the firm’s charity through volunteering leave.
  • A wellbeing strategy that focuses on preventative measures to maintain overall health, and tools and support for when we experience physical or mental difficulties. The strategy focuses on four pillars: physical, emotional, financial and social aspects.

Team Structure

The Technology function is comprised of the following teams: Development & Business Intelligence; Solution Delivery; Application Systems; and IT Service Delivery (Service Desk, Technical Support, Change & Adoption, Service Management).

This role sits in the Development & Business Intelligence team and reports to the Digital Transformation Manager.

Main Responsibilities

The Data Analytics Tester works closely with business stakeholders and the technology team to review and test business intelligence (BI) solutions firmwide including but not limited to validating the quality accuracy, reliability, compliance and performance of reports, dashboards, data pipelines, and general data analysis solutions.

The role’s primary accountabilities include:

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams (data analysts, finance systems analysts, data analytics developers, accountants) and business stakeholders to
    • Develop and execute comprehensive test scenarios for BI reports and dashboards
    • Ensure data accuracy, security and compliance around legal performance metrics are accurately presented on BI reports and dashboards.
  • Verify, validate, and analyse accuracy of data models used in reports to ensure data synchronization and consistency across different platforms.
  • Identify opportunities to digitise and streamline operational data handling and optimise business intelligence capabilities.


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the components that make up business intelligence and analytics reporting.
  • Review data specifications and requirements with data analytics developers, business analysts and enterprise architects, and develop test plans, test cases, and test scripts.
  • Perform functional, regression, integration and performance testing of reports, dashboards and data analysis solutions; document and track related defects and issues.
  • Work with cross functional teams to review and to ensure data accuracy and compliance of reports
  • Contribute to the design and development of data architecture and on-prem and cloud data warehouses.
  • Contribute to the business intelligence and data analytics roadmap planning for continuous improvement, and process evolution.


Core competencies:

  • Financial data and business intelligence reports analysis
  • Legal practice management systems, legal workflows, case/matter lifecycles, document management processes
  • Testing methodologies using predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • Data quality, data integration and data validation testing
  • Descriptive statistical analysis.
  • Management of expectations by proactively building collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaboration with other developers, architects, business analysts and subject matter experts.
  • Preparation of pre and post testing documentation.
  • Proactive assessment of process improvements, with the aim of improving accuracy, consistency, and efficiency of data


Most of our roles are hybrid, meaning that colleagues benefit from working in our office and remotely. We are happy to discuss this and other flexible working arrangements with you as part of the application and interview process.

Attributes/Skills Required

  • Must have finance systems or accounting experience. Aderant experience within the legal industry highly desirable.
  • General system integration experienc
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of data visualization and testing in a professional services environment
  • At least 3 years of experience in data analysis testing or a similar role using agile practices.
  • Proficiency in SQL or other data analysis tools and languages
  • Experience with Azure Data Services (Azure Data Lake, Data Factory, Synapse Analytics, Fabric) highly desirable.
  • Experience with data analytics, report curation, data modelling, data profiling
  • Confident and clear communication (verbal and written) with people at all levels of the business hierarchy.
  • Ability to respond quickly to requests, manage time effectively, work under pressure and prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with both internal and external clients – A team player who is self-motivated and eager to learn.
  • Ability to untangle complex problems in imaginative and creative ways.
  • Exposure to ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus.

This job description is indicative only and does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The firm reserves the right to alter or change the responsibilities at any time, in line with the firm’s strategy and business needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to having a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, culture or any other protected characteristics. We aim to create a culture where everyone can be themselves and is valued for their strengths and unique perspectives.

About the Firm

With 8 offices worldwide and with our headquarters based in London, Stephenson Harwood is a law firm where our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients – listed and private companies, institutions, and individuals across the globe. Our mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight and the capability to provide a seamless international service.

Our experience encompasses corporate, commercial litigation and arbitration, employment, pensions and private wealth, finance, marine and international trade, and real estate and projects.

We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our clients’ needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.

We understand the power of diversity in delivering that high calibre advice to our clients. We want to attract diverse talent and we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented demographics.


Our values

Individuality – We encourage creativity and develop talent

Commitment – To be the best and deliver the highest standard

Teamwork – We work together to build close, long-term relationships

Straight talking – We say what we mean and do what we say

These values express the personality of the individuals within our firm. They are the behaviours we encourage in our people and the standards which inform our decisions and actions.


Our vision into 2026

To be a successful firm where talented people work together in an entrepreneurial environment, building long term client relationships.

This vision is about who we want to be, as well as who we are. It is as much about our values as about our character – the attributes we want to see from all of our people. It also reflects the importance of remaining independent – a clear sign that we are confident in our own future. That’s how we unlock our entrepreneurial spirit, advising our clients with top performing teams.

A key part of the 2026 strategy is to focus on five core sectors: decarbonisation, life sciences, private capital & funds, technology, and transportation & trade. These have been identified as crucial in the drive for accelerated profitable growth.


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