Public Sector Enterprise Services Business Consultant

US-IL-Chicago
ID
14357
Firm Services
University Entry Level - Consulting
Type
Regular Full-Time
Anticipated Start Date
06/2018

Company Overview

Visit Crowecareers.com and find out what it's like to work at one of the “50 Best Workplaces for New College Graduates.” Crowe ranked seventh on the 2016 Fortune list and was highly rated in survey feedback.

 

Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.

 

The mission of Crowe Horwath's Performance consulting practice is "To Help Clients Improve".  We do this by providing industry specific services and solutions focused on maximizing revenue or improving operational efficiency.  We offer professional consulting services with core competencies in advisory services, corporate performance management, customer relationship management, enterprise content management, enterprise resource planning, custom application development, and process optimization.  We seek highly motivated people who are intellectually curious, think creatively, enjoy helping others, and are focused on solving business problems.  Crowe's growth and stability provides a tremendous environment to develop your career by working on challenging client projects.

Position Summary

Are you looking to apply your academic achievements into a successful consulting career? At Crowe Horwath, we empower you to take risks, challenge yourself in specialized areas of consulting & technology, and to generate solutions that impact the firm and your professional growth.

 

 

Crowe’s Public Sector division within our Performance Consulting Practice helps government entities improve performance and efficiency across a broad array of their operational needs. Our public sector team members bring solutions that help government leaders with issues across financial management, enterprise risk management, operational efficiency and information technology in federal, state and local governments.

 

As a Public Sector Business Consultant, you will be part of the team that assists with facilitating meetings and documenting client requirements for government clients. Additionally, you will assist with designing, configuring and implementing the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to meet the requirements while providing guidance based on industry best practices. ERP is integrated business management software used to collect, store, manage and analyze data from many business activities.  Crowe has been successful in building ERP solutions for counties, airports, transportation authorities, lotteries, and other public sector agencies throughout the United States.

 

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop knowledge in business best practices as it relates to: vendor management and procure to pay processes, financial accounting and reporting standards, key performance indicators in order to improve our clients’ business processes.
  • Learn the Microsoft Dynamics AX solution in detail, and assist with the configuration of key governmental business areas, including:  General Ledger, Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Cash Management, Projects & Grants, Accounts Receivable and Fixed Assets.
  • Assist in gathering the client’s business requirements and configuring Microsoft Dynamics AX in detail to meet their needs
  • Assist in designing and testing potential customizations to the solution, including data conversions, interfaces and functional enhancements
  • Develop procedure documents to support new solution and client business processes
  • Work with clients to test and validate that the final configured solution meets the requirements
  • Assist with executing detailed cutover activities needed to migrate to the new system
  • Assist clients with questions and issues after cutover
  • Work with Microsoft support if issues arise with the Dynamics AX solution

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in:  Accounting, Business, Information Systems, or related major (any focus on information systems or technology is a plus) GPA of 3.3 or above
  • Desire to work with clients in the government and public sector services
  • Willingness and ability to travel

 

Additional Skills:

 

  • Strong analytical, organizational and core project management skills
  • Ability to help client personnel leverage technology to solve business problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess conceptual thinking skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Work well both independently and in a team
  • Must be self-sufficient and have the ability to self-manage

 

Locations:

 

Chicago, IL

 

  

Why Crowe?

 

Do you want to have the freedom to think on your own and innovate?

Crowe cultivates a creative company culture where you will have the opportunity to share your ideas and knowledge with clients from your very first day with the firm.

 

Worried that a career in consulting and public accounting won’t allow you any free time?

Crowe offers a true work life balance, allowing you to spend time with your family and friends or pursue outside interests.  In the client service industry, travel is necessary, but Crowe offers a variety of perks and options (i.e. overnight bonus program, airline and hotel club rewards programs, work from home, etc.) that allow our employees to embrace and enjoy our line of business.

 

Do you want to be rewarded and promoted based on your abilities and achievements instead of your tenure with a company?

Crowe values all of your hard work and rewards you with an attractive salary and fantastic benefits.  As part of an employee evaluation cycle, all of our employees are evaluated semi-annually and are promoted and/or given raises and bonuses according to their accomplishments and contributions to the achievement of the firm’s goals.

 

We understand that, in order to be satisfied in your career, every aspect of your life needs to be fulfilled.  We offer the opportunities to expand and enrich your career, while allowing you a balance with your personal life through a team atmosphere, flexibility and robust talent development and training.

 

Think you have what it takes?  Find out by working for Crowe!

 

 

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