Job ID: 6718
Updated: Jul 21, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Human Resources
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
The Benefits Analyst will work in conjunction with the Benefits Supervisor and Firmwide Director of Benefits to support the efficient administration of the Firm’s benefit plans and programs, with an emphasis on retirement benefits. The Benefits Analyst will develop a deep understanding of Kirkland’s qualified and non-qualified retirement plans in order to support accurate and efficient plan administration and provide exceptional service to participants. Duties include, but are not limited to, applying the Firm’s retirement benefit plan rules producing specialized reports and analyses; performing benefit calculations; supporting the development, refinement, and implementation of departmental process controls; responding to participant inquiries; and developing and executing test plans related to maintaining the retirement benefits system. The Benefits Analyst will have an active role in various department projects and initiatives, including those related to the the Firm’s health benefits.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Other Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills:
The ideal candidate will have superior analytical skills (including strong working knowledge of advanced Excel functions), strong project management abilities, high personal standards for performance, and superior written and oral communication skills. The individual will also be detail-oriented, work effectively across all levels of an organization, and possess sound judgment. The ability and desire to think critically and anticipate problems before they arise, work in a fast-paced environment, and be part of a highly collaborative team is a must. Top candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, as well as 5+ years of experience in either retirement plan administration, accounting, or auditing. Experience in a law or professional services firm is highly desirable.
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