Job ID: 5468
Updated: Jan 29, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
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
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.
Ensure delivery of high quality, cost effective solutions to the business.
Qualifications & Requirements
The successful candidate will have 7+ 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 is necessary.
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.
Proficiency with SQL query logic, relational databases, and report writing experience would be desirable, but is not required.
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