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Director of Office of the CIO (Any US Office)

Job ID: 7121

Updated: May 12, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Category: Information Technology


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 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 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 Director of the Office of the CIO (OCIO) is responsible for the financial and personnel management functions within the Firmwide IT organization.  The IT organization is currently executing a modernization and digital transformation journey.  Most functions within the scope of this position and the OCIO are manual processes.  This position will lead the effort to automate these functions, including budget preparation and reporting and will actively participate in the selection and implementation of a new purchase requisition system.  This position is also responsible for the development of staff engagement functions such as Career Path Framework, Welcome to IT, Skills Matrix and Training Plans.

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

  • Lead the IT Firmwide budgeting process, including the annual process (September - January) and the forecast (August).  There are three main components of this process:  projects, operating and headcount.  Each component happens concurrently.
  • Subject matter expert on all budget related matters across the IT organization.
  • Financial reporting, including monthly update of actuals to budget, budget variances, project spend and other requests as required.
  • Training and training documentation for all budget owners.
  • Lead the IT Firmwide Procurement process.
  • Oversee the purchase order requisition process for IT Firmwide inclusive of requisition creation.
  • Ensure purchases requested align with valid contracts and planned budget.
  • Review and approval of all US IT purchase order requisitions for coding accuracy.
  • Training and training documentation for all IT purchasing requestors.
  • Firmwide IT personnel management, including headcount management and organizational alignments.
  • Tracking and managing IT headcount requests from initiation to fulfillment.
  • Develop and Coordinate IT onboarding of all IT employees through Welcome to IT, Seamless Service and Buddy Program.
  • Managing and maintaining the IT Career Path and Skills Matrix.
  • Liaise with Finance and Human resources on IT financial and personnel management.
  • Process development.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with experience in business and financial management.
  • Prior experience in process development, documentation and implementing change.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, consensus building and active listening.
  • Prior experience in managing multimillion-dollar budgets.


  • Microsoft Office Suite


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

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