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Senior Revenue Management Analyst, Litigation

Job ID: 7718

Updated: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Finance/Accounting

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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 alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; 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 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The Senior Revenue Management Analyst, Litigation will work with Finance and Senior Partners to manage all aspects of Revenue operations related to the Litigation Practice.  Specifically, this role is responsible for the consolidated reporting of the practice with a focus towards driving actionable insights to improve performance.   This role is a combination of finance and operations, with the successful candidate taking ownership for working with teams to drive improvements.  The ideal candidate will be a problem solver and a story teller; someone who is able to manipulate, synthesize, and understand data before drawing conclusions and concisely presenting findings to leadership. 

This is a new position within the Revenue function.  The candidate does not need prior Litigation experience; however, he/she must be eager to learn.

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

  • Create Insightful Analyses
  • Develop recurring monthly reporting highlighting practice performance, including risks, opportunities, and themes in the business
  • Produce monthly risk assessments on the portfolio using metrics such as Months of Unrealized Assets (DSO), unbilled time and accounts receivable aging, and current time worked trends
  • Provide necessary reporting and updates to keep Partner billing on-track.  Review accounts receivables and unbilled time reporting to ensure timely billing and collection
  • Communicate findings from reporting and analysis to Partners in a confident, articulate, and professional manner.
  • Provide ad hoc reports as needed
  • Streamline Administration Related to Billing and Collection
  • Act as primary point-of-contact for Leadership and Revenue Team for all Revenue related questions related to Litigation
  • Based on the results of reporting, work with Revenue team to address issues and improve outcomes
  • Assist Litigation Partners and Revenue Team on broader initiatives
  • Create Best Practices
  • Develop relationships across Litigation Group, getting to know attorneys, staff, processes, and matters.
  • Identify opportunities to implement technology, as appropriate.
  • Develop processes to quickly highlight and address issues. 
  • Work with Billing Team leadership to improve overall process.
  • Develop and/or lead change management efforts across all phases of projects and initiatives to drive the Firm’s culture of continuous improvement.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • The Senior Revenue Analyst will have a Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Finance or Accounting.  Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Established collaboration skills and the ability to communicate with openness and transparency both.
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain relationships at various levels within the Firm
  • Excellent project management skills.  Ability to manage reporting and analysis for multiple partners and clients
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Desire to provide the highest level of service
  • Team focused
  • Proven change management skills.

Technologies/Software

  • MS Office with emphasis on Advanced Excel skills and PowerPoint presentation experience; knowledge of SQL a plus
  • General accounting software and database software, with an existing understanding of relational database concepts; knowledge of PowerBI a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment.

How to Apply

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