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Senior HRIS Analyst

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Job ID: 6870

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Human Resources

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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.)

  • Work effectively with business users, IT developers and external vendors to translate business needs into detailed requirements
  • Manage projects, issue tracking, monitoring of target dates, and sponsor communication as required
  • Lead upgrades, patches, testing and other technical projects as assigned
  • Support business teams by facilitating requirements-gathering efforts, configuring systems to business specifications, and translating technical requirements for developers
  • Develop complex Firm wide reports using PeopleSoft Query/SQL and perform rapid and complex data analysis on large data sets using Excel and other tools
  • Implement self-service reporting solutions with in PeopleSoft for business users and support any and all requests related to people data with minimal guidance
  • Analyze, import, cleanse, transform and validate data from various sources with the purpose of summarizing and presenting conclusions in an appealing and easy to understand format
  • Compile and present HR data in a clear and concise manner to assist Firm leadership in identification of key workforce trends and opportunities

Other Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of PeopleSoft HCM, PeopleSoft Query and proficiency with data models, table layouts and design concepts using SQL (Structured Query Language) for reporting and data analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, competing priorities, ambiguity, risk and changing direction of projects and strategies
  • High-level analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to analyze complex information structures involving multiple layers of data and workflows
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High professional standards for customer service, confidentiality, and quality of work
  • Ability to work independently and self-manage tasks on small projects; ability to serve on large internal/external project teams for enterprise initiatives.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with data models, table layouts and design concepts using SQL (Structured Query Language) for reporting and data analysis

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. 

Work Environment: 

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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