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Financial Analysis Coordinator

Job ID: 6542

Updated: May 3, 2022

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 Analysis Coordinator will support the Planning & Analysis team in a variety of areas, including the administration of billing rates and ensuring information relating to costs, rates, and client groups are maintained in the Firm’s financial system. This role will also provide support in the compilation and delivery of standard reports, ensuring high quality and timely delivery of this reporting. The Financial Analysis Coordinator will assist with special projects as they arise.

Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Billing Rate Administration
    • Establish billing rates for new timekeepers, as well as update rates for existing timekeepers as needed
    • Provide standard billing rate information to partners; provide billing rate ranges on demand
    • Prepare client rate lists for the billing and eBilling teams, as well as clients
    • Maintain and upload/enter rate overrides
    • Support the review and audit of firm-wide billing rates
  • Administer and Update Financial System Data
    • Set cost overrides per outside counsel guidelines
    • Maintain/verify client groups
    • Update coding for average hours
  • Reporting
    • Produce monthly standard reports and manage report subscriptions
    • Assist in preparation of financial schedules for the annual partner meetings
    • Support the Firm’s diversity inquiries and reporting to clients
    • Assist in gathering financial data for RFPs; partner with Planning & Analysis and Marketing teams to provide responses to client RFP submissions
    • Assist the Planning & Analysis team in the compilation of reports (e.g. Average Hours, etc.)
  • Other related duties as required
    • Special Projects
    • Maintain Filing Accommodation Committee emails

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience in accounting and/or finance, with previous experience in a professional services firm, preferably in a law firm, is desired. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (or comparable experience) is preferred. 
  • Attention to detail and the eagerness to learn are imperative. Individuals are expected to exhibit strong customer service skills and a commitment to excellence.
  • The candidate must have the ability to prioritize multiple assignments while meeting firm deadlines and be capable of working with all levels of Firm personnel, both as part of a team and independently.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required and the individual must be proactive and results oriented.
  • Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills in order to clearly and concisely summarize observations, conclusions, and recommendations. 


  • MS Office with emphasis on Excel skills and PowerPoint presentation experience
  • Elite 3E

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.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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