Job ID: 6980
Updated: Jan 11, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
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 Finance Project Manager will work collaboratively to lead the implementation of Finance department projects, specifically process improvements and related technology initiatives. This individual will focus on projects to maximize efficiency and achieve seamless service to business owners. Impacted financial systems include, but are not exclusive to, Elite 3E (Billing & Collections, AP, and General ledger), plus various systems utilized for expense reimbursements, purchasing/invoicing, investment partnership management, budgeting & forecasting, tax, and other financial functions.
Qualifications & Requirements
The successful candidate will have 6+ years of experience supporting accounting and/or finance functions, showing progressive growth in responsibilities. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or similar area of study is required. A comprehensive understanding of the law firm or professional services industry would be preferred.
Demonstrated experience partnering with key stakeholders on finance process and technology related improvement projects is required. This candidate will have strong accounting, analytical, research, and conceptual thinking skills. The ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and perform job responsibilities with minimal supervision in imperative.
The ability to lead and work effectively on a team and with other functional areas and customers throughout the organization is required. This candidate must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented. This individual should possess strong written and oral communication skills in order to clearly and concisely summarize observations, conclusions, and recommendations.
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