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Sr. HRIS Reporting Analyst

Job ID: 5651

Updated: May 12, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Human Resources


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


As a member of the Firmwide (“FW”) Human Resources (“HR”) Department, the Analyst will be responsible for providing functional support and guidance in the utilization of global HR systems and reporting solutions. Responsible for providing proactive project management oversight and leading HR technology and reporting initiatives. Provide tier-three support for HR Applications and serve as a subject matter expert ensuring the trustworthiness of information over its life cycle, testing of system changes, and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. Foster productive working relationships with internal and external business partners while providing first-class service and support.

  • Work effectively with business users, IT developers and external vendors to translate business needs into detailed requirements
  • Manage projects, track open issues and enhancements and co-ordinate testing efforts as needed
  • Develop complex Firm wide reports using PeopleSoft Query/SQL and perform rapid and complex data analysis on large data sets using Excel and other tools
  • Implement self-service reporting solutions with in PeopleSoft for business users and support any and all requests related to people data with minimal guidance
  • Analyze, import, cleanse, transform and validate data from various sources with the purpose of summarizing and presenting conclusions in an appealing and easy to understand format
  • Leverage reporting/metrics dashboards, presentations, graphics & reports to give visual representation to key HR business data. 


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

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Requires 5+ years of experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of PeopleSoft HCM, PeopleSoft Query and proficiency with data models, table layouts and design concepts using SQL (Structured Query Language) for reporting and data analysis
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management and change management experience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of visualization tools (Tableau, Qlik, etc) in designing dashboards is a huge plus
  • High professional standards for customer service, confidentiality and quality of work
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, competing priorities, ambiguity, risk and changing direction of projects and strategies
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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