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Treasury Analyst

Job ID: 7766

Updated: Apr 11, 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 Treasury Analyst will support several aspects of the Firm’s Treasury, Cash Management, and Partner Accounting activities. This includes responsibilities specific to day-to-day banking functions and related analysis, preparation of journal entries, assisting in the administration and renewal of insurance policies (non-benefit), partner compensation arrangements, loan programs, and special projects as necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Support daily cash administration and analysis; assist in recommending borrowing strategies through cost analysis, modeling, and analytics.
  • Verify and process wire payments and ACHs, ensuring proper coding and approval, and prepare/record related journal entries.
  • Provide support on non-benefit insurance matters (primarily Property/Casualty, General Liability, and Workers’ Compensation), including the annual insurance renewal process, certificates of insurance, claims management, and payment of premiums.
  • Assist on various highly confidential and sensitive matters, including monitoring compensation arrangements and loan documentation for partners.
  • Assist with Cash Flow modeling/forecasting, borrowing cost analysis, etc.
  • Support the administration of the Firm’s credit agreement, including monthly reporting and Letters of Credit.
  • Reconcile partner capital accounts and review interest payments on capital loans and cash flow loans.  Preparation of auto load files for related quarterly interest deductions.
  • Assist in the TMS system implementation and testing.  
  • Participate in other treasury-related tasks/projects as needed.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • The Treasury Analyst will preferably have at least 1-2 years of experience in an accounting, finance, or treasury/cash management role in a law firm or professional services industry, showing progressive growth in responsibilities, however, will also consider candidates without experience that exhibit the aptitude and desire to learn and grow in the Treasury function.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business is required.
  • Candidates should be detail oriented, possess strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills and have an understanding of finance, banking, insurance, and accounting concepts.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to take ownership of his/her assigned responsibilities with limited supervision.
  • Individuals are expected to exhibit strong customer service, be highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with Elite 3E Elite is a plus.

Technologies/Software

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills are required
  • Elite 3E
  • Familiarity with commercial banking platforms and/or Treasury Management Systems

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment.

How to Apply

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