Job ID: 4349
Updated: Jan 17, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
The Senior Financial Analyst will apply analysis and modeling techniques to provide senior management with detailed information related to the Firm’s financial performance, business operations, strategic plans, and critical financial management issues. This position will involve synthesizing financial information and trends in order to make recommendations for action. The Senior Financial Analyst will work directly with senior management and partners of the Firm.
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Qualifications & Requirements
The successful candidate will have at least 6 years of experience in accounting and/or finance, showing progressive growth in responsibilities. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (or comparable experience) is required. CPA status or an MBA, as well as previous experience in a law/professional services firm is desirable, but not required. This candidate will have strong accounting, analytical, research, and conceptual thinking skills. The ability to work with intricate data, while maintaining an awareness of the overall objective and how all the relevant data points fit together is critical. Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint presentation experience with some experience with general accounting software and database software is essential. An existing understanding of relational database concepts is a plus.
The Senior Financial Analyst must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be proactive and results oriented. This individual should possess strong written and oral communication skills in order to clearly and concisely summarize observations, conclusions, and recommendations. Attention to detail and the eagerness to learn and to progress within a dynamic and growing environment are imperative. Individuals are expected to exhibit strong customer service skills and a commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be capable of working with all levels of Firm personnel, both as part of a team and independently.
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