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Investment Partnerships Administration Senior Business Analyst

Job ID: 6318

Updated: Feb 15, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Finance/Accounting

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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

The Investment Partnerships Administration Senior Business Analyst will support the Investment Partnerships Administration department by coordinating and supporting all technology implementations, configurations, process developments and improvements, and workflows for the implementation of Dynamo as the primary technology application for the department. This individual will work closely with vendors, consultants, stakeholders, team members, and the Firm’s Information Technology team to help ensure business requirements are understood and met, assist with new and future reporting, and process improvement initiatives, as well as provide end user operational and application support.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.

  • Create, maintain, and update future state business process flows for the Investment Partnership Administration group.
  • Review and document current procedures, update as necessary, and simultaneously identify opportunities for improvements while ensuring business requirements related to those areas are met.
  • Learn and become proficient understanding and using the Dynamo application.  Become key resource on team for application support and training.
  • Plan and execute system, functional, and user acceptance testing associated with successful implementation of Dynamo application.
  • Participate in regular data migration and reconciliation activities transferring Investment Partnership Administration historical data to Dynamo application.
  • Create future application training materials, job aids, and overall documentation.
  • Work fluidly with existing Investment Partnership leadership and team and vendor resources.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Management or similar field of study is required. Strong analytical, research, and conceptual thinking skills are required.
  • Process improvement experience with a complex, broad-based organization, or professional services firm.
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience with one or more of the following: private equity/portfolio management/accounting/finance systems.  Preferably in a fast paced, heavy transaction-oriented environment.
  • Expertise working with external vendor applications and in-house developed systems (preferably 4+ years)
  • Experience working with and facilitating meetings with senior Firm business and IT resources
  • 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.   
  • Project Management experience is helpful, especially tracking, accessing, and updating detailed project plans.

Technologies/Software

  • Microsoft Office Suite of Products - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, and SharePoint.

Work Environment

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

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