ERP Consultant

$75,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • 203 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jan 06, 2022
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Consultants within GFOA’s Research and Consulting Center (RCC) provide direct support for a variety of GFOA programs including consulting engagements, training seminars, best practice research, member networking, program administration and more. Consultant/Analysts become subject matter experts in enterprise resource planning (ERP) procurement and implementation, risk management, budgeting, and other RCC core competency areas to support GFOA clients across the United States and Canada.

Working in small teams, consultant/analysts help analyze local government business process, evaluate options, provide recommendations, and maintain GFOA know-how to support GFOA’s consulting practice. Other projects for Consultant/Analyst may include serving as subject matter expert to lead research projects or coordinate training opportunities, promote GFOA’s membership, lead programming related to specific topics or target market segments, or provide data analysis or staff support across the organization.

Consultant/Analysts are expected to manage competing priorities and deadlines, work independently, demonstrate knowledge and appreciation for local governments, advocate for GFOA best practices and support of GFOA’s mission to advance excellence in public finance.

Consultant/Analysts work from GFOA’s Chicago office with hybrid work from home options and travel approximately 7-10 days per month.

 Responsibilities

  • Staff GFOA’s consulting projects providing direct support, working independently, to local governments interested in preparing for, procuring, and implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Facilitate focus group meetings with GFOA clients to identify process improvement opportunities
  • Review ERP proposals, interview consultants, review work products, and participate in ERP implementation for local governments
  • Manage several “mini-projects” ensuring project organization, communication, and outcomes
  • Facilitate GFOA networking groups both online and in person.
  • Regularly present information and/or recommendations at meetings with clients, members, or staff
  • Produce high quality reports and consulting deliverables that leverage communication and data presentation skills

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in public policy, public administration or related field and prefer 3-5 years of working in public finance or local government administration
  • Ability to lead small teams and oversee creation of work products
  • Prefer subject matter expertise in any of the following: budgeting, treasury, risk, capital
    planning, procurement, or other topic areas in public finance.
  • Ability to apply GFOA best practices, research findings, and case studies to develop
    recommendations for local governments
  • Prefer knowledge and experience with ERP systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work through ambiguity
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff on multiple priorities to meet both internal and external deadlines

Position Information

  • Competitive salary ($75,000 - $100,000) and benefits
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Participation in GFOA 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Travel is required (7-10 days per month)
  • The successful candidate will be expected to live in the Chicago metropolitan area, and offers remote work options

Application Process

Candidates who are interested in applying for the position should complete an application online.
Apply online at www.gfoa.org/employment-application

GFOA is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, or for questions about the position, please contact: Mike Mucha, Deputy
Executive Director/Director, RCC at https://www.gfoa.org/bio/mucha

Photos of GFOA office at 203 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL (Photos from M&J Wilkow)