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Financial Systems Business Analyst

Job ID: 6143

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Finance/Accounting


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 Financial Systems Business Analyst will support the Financial Systems Manager with the firm’s revenue cycle process and related technology improvements. This individual will also work closely with the key revenue cycle stakeholders to help ensure business requirements are understood and met, as well as provide end user operational and application support for the firm’s financial system, Elite 3E.

  • Provide support for revenue cycle improvement initiatives, including, but not exclusive to, billing, eBilling, cost recovery, collections, cash applications, and special fee arrangements/client accommodations, as well as system integrations related to these functions.  Collaborate closely with IT and other business departments when supporting system integrations.
  • Provide end-user support of 3E billing and revenue cycle system issues, and managing issue escalation with Firm management, vendors and consultants.
  • Assist in all phases of revenue cycle process and related technology improvements, including developing and executing on project plans that will lead to successful implementation of these initiatives.  This includes, but is not limited to, business requirements gathering and documentation, assisting in the evaluation of technology solutions, developing solution alternatives and recommendations, building test plans, and collaborating with developers. 
  • Participate in data validation and system testing; perform data analysis to investigate issues.
  • Support the development and implementation of training and change management plans.
  • Review and document current procedures, update as necessary, and simultaneously identify opportunities for improvements while ensuring business requirements related to those areas are met.

Qualifications & Requirements

  •  A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or similar field of study is required. Strong analytical, research, and conceptual thinking skills are required.
  • Process improvement experience with a global, multi-currency, multi- jurisdictional law firm or professional services firm.
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience with financial management systems, preferably with Elite Enterprise or Elite 3E, with specific experience and knowledge of revenue cycle functions.
  • Project Management experience is helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required and the individual must be proactive and results oriented. Individuals are expected to exhibit strong customer service skills and a commitment to excellence.
  • Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills in order to clearly and concisely summarize observations, conclusions, and recommendations.  The successful candidate will be capable of working with all levels of Firm personnel, both as part of a team and independently.   


  • Elite 3E and/or Elite Enterprise
  • eBillingHub
  • Wilson Proforma Tracker
  • Microsoft Suite of Products - Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

How to Apply

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