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Job ID: 6870
Updated: Oct 3, 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 Senior HRIS Analyst will be responsible for providing expert functional support and guidance in the utilization of global HR systems and reporting solutions. Partner with HR business to optimize HR application configurations and drive adoption of global best practices and standards. Responsible for providing proactive project management oversight and leading HR technology and reporting initiatives. Provide third-tier support for Human Resources and serve as a technical point-of-contact and subject matter expert ensuring the trustworthiness of information over its life cycle, testing of system changes, and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. Perform analysis into root cause of problems, develop and implement efficient solutions and ensure proper governance is implemented to prevent reoccurrence. Act as a liaison between HR, IT, Finance, and other internal functions regarding process improvement projects and building/updating system interfaces to work seamlessly. Foster productive working relationships with internal and external business partners while providing first-class service and support.
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:
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in HR or a related field is required, and a minimum of ten (10) years of experience working with PeopleSoft, including the ability to create sophisticated queries, is also required.
Experience in a law firm or professional services environment is strongly preferred. The Senior HR Information Systems Analyst must have excellent judgment, problem-solving, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build positive working relationships. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and able to effectively prioritize competing demands on time.
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