ERP Public Sector (State & Local Government) - Financial Consultant - Contract

Global Advisory-Public Sector Austin, Texas


ISG is seeking a ERP consulting professional with broad public sector (State and Local government) functional expertise in the following Finance areas:

• General Ledger
• Accounts Payable
• Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts
• Project and Grant
• Inventory
• Budgeting

During the selection phase, the consultant will perform the following functions: documenting business processes, gathering requirements, developing the procurement document (RFP, RFQ, etc.), facilitating vendor evaluation, and negotiating the software and implementation vendor contract.

During the implementation phase, the consultant will be responsible for providing oversight services. The consultant must work with the client lead, and implementation vendor lead. The primary responsibility is to provide oversight for planning, requirements gathering, design, development, testing and implementation activities. The consultant will supply regular progress reports to the PMO.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Qualifications:

• Multi-module ERP experience (e.g., general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget)
• Public sector experience (State & Local Government)
• Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas in easy to understand business terms to all levels of management including senior leaders
• Possesses strong organizational, analytical, and task management skills
• Exhibits effective team skills
• Ability to make decisions at the project team level and properly escalate those decisions that cannot be resolved on a timely basis
• 3-7 years recent experience with managing complex IT projects


• Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in a technical or scientific field desirable
• MBA or other advanced degree(s) desirable
• PMP desirable


• 90% Travel

Computer Literacy:

• Demonstrates working knowledge with MS-Office suite of software applications and tools, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project, MS-Outlook

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Document business requirements and processes
• Write request for proposal document
• Write vendor demonstration scripts
• Facilitate vendor evaluation
• Negotiate contract

• Overseeing project delivery from an agency and entity-wide perspective
• Monitoring that the project is effectively resourced and manages relationships with a wide range of groups
• Coordinating the development and maintenance of project documentation
• Checking that all required project management documents are developed, completed and signed off at the appropriate review gate
• Ensuring that all written deliverables provided by the Integration Services Vendor Project Manager are stored in the appropriate network folders and archived as necessary
• Drafting, reviewing and recommending approval of deliverables
• Holding Integration Services Vendor accountable through oversight and reporting for completing the Implementation Project on time, within scope, within budget and according to the required quality standard (with agreed specifications)
• Helping to resolve issues, risks and conflicts
• Managing project change request process and facilitates the approval process for requests submitted by the Integration Services Vendor Project Manager
• Monitoring potential implementation project risks, opportunities, and issues that may impact the project
• Facilitating resolution of issues with input from the client project managers
• Escalating unresolved issues to the PMO in accordance with policies, as appropriate
• Reporting project progress, budget and status to the appropriate levels (e.g., Executive Sponsor, Executive Council, Steering Committee) and recommending corrective action when necessary
• Reviewing the detailed Project Plan and supporting tracking schedules on an ongoing basis and documenting noted issues and concerns with project progress in accordance with the Project Plan. It is assumed that the client and/or the implementation services vendor will have data entry, reconciliation, and report generation responsibilities for the Project Plan and associated tracking schedules.
• Responsible for the independent management oversight of the ERP Project