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Risk Information Systems Specialist

Job ID: 5255

Updated: Jan 7, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Conflicts Docket/Records Mgmt

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About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking an analytical, organized, detail oriented and motivated individual to join the Risk Management Systems team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in identifying business and data needs, defining use cases, ensuring we follow standard processes established to protect the Firm and the Firm's Clients and solving problems within the Risk department.

This position will work closely with members of the Risk Systems, New Business & Conflicts, Information Governance, Compliance and Calendar Court Services teams to understand business system needs and to ensure standard business processes are being followed. You will play a critical role in identifying gaps in our systems/process, communicating business needs and collaborating with cross functional teams to design solutions and securing necessary approvals. You will have opportunities to audit business processes, perform data analysis, gather business requirements, document new/updated processes and support the roll out of system changes.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs business analysis tasks to determine business needs, and translate them to conceptual and system requirements.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts (technical and non-technical) to understand and document processes and procedures.
  • Conducts regular audits to monitor compliance with established processes by examining and analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation; preparing for audits by conducting appropriate research; preparing and distributing draft reports to management; and documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Follows up on gaps found in process audits to closure. 
  • Keeps abreast of processes changes and improves protection by recommending changes to processes.
  • Supports and facilitates functional and user acceptance testing for Risk systems.
  • Performs project management tasks to ensure efficient and successful completion of assigned work/projects.
  • Performs data analysis when needed to support department reporting needs.
  • Gathers critical information from meetings with various stakeholders and produces action plans.
  • Support creation of use cases, functional specifications, change requests, test cases and other documentation as needed to ensure quality of delivered product.
  • Communicates insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management appropriately.

Qualifications & Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in business, information management or equivalent experience in a related field is required. 

Two to five years of experience in a legal environment or other professional services environment preferred. Risk, auditing (business process and computer-related auditing techniques preferred), business analysis or related experience preferred.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate analytical/critical thinking, excellent documentation skills, strong communication skills, acute attention to detail, a collaborative mindset, business acumen, data mining skills and a general understanding of Information Technology. Multi-tasking, setting priorities planning skills and the ability to produce high quality work are required.  Substantial knowledge of Project Management and Business Analysis methodologies is required. Experience with advance excel, Visio and SQL a plus.

How to Apply

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