Consultant - Financial & Accounting Solutions at Blackbaud
At Blackbaud, we’re here to help good take over. We lead uniquely at the intersection point of technology and social good, providing cloud software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empowers and connects people to drive impact for social good. We serve the entire social good community, which includes nonprofits, higher education institutions, K-12 schools, healthcare organizations, faith communities, arts and cultural organizations, foundations, companies, and the individual change agents who support them. With millions of users in 100+ countries, our vision is to power an Ecosystem of Good® that builds a better world. Our customers are passionate about making the world a better place, and we’re inspired by the opportunity to help them raise resources, deliver programs, manage operations, and understand their outcomes.
About the Role:
We are looking for a dynamic, high performing implementation analyst/consultant to join our Professional Services team at Blackbaud. The Financial Systems Implementation Consultant is responsible for working with Blackbaud's clients to implement our Financial Edge NXT solution. Financial Edge NXT is a complete cloud-based fund accounting solution designed for nonprofits and government entities. If you have a background in accounting, a passion for technology and a heart for working with organizations that drive social good then we hope you'll apply!
What you'll be doing:
The Implementation Consultant works closely with the portfolio and technical teams, is a major contributor to the requirements specification deliverable, and writes the business and functional requirements. This person understands the I&A business and ensures that there is integration between business and technology. The Financial Systems Consultant understands configuration and/or business workflow processes, analyzes the requirements, and utilizes problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to help identify, communicate and resolve issues.
- Understanding customers, proactively gathering information to learn about their needs and expectations.
- May be performing feasibility analysis, scoping projects, and working with the project management team to prioritize deliverables, and identify product requirements and dependencies.
- Evaluating the risks, benefits, and opportunities of various solutions.
- Creating detailed Business Requirement Document (BRD) or Business Process documentation (as applicable) and translating it into functional specifications.
- Providing analytic support by coordinating data extraction from various databases and data interpretation.
- Partnering with development and analytic teams to provide reporting on software solutions.
- Participating in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Functionality Testing.
- Configuring the software solution to meet the customer’s business process requirements as defined in the BRD or Business Process documentation.
- Setting appropriate expectations with the customer as it relates to project scope, timeline, and budget.
- Responding to information that identifies a customer opportunity or change in customer needs. Identifying and presenting Change Orders to the customer when the customer’s requirements and/or budgeted project hours fall outside of the project scope.
- Demonstrating initiative and the ability to find information or solutions needed for assignments and/or projects.
What we'll want you to have:
- 4+ years of experience related to accounting/finance and/or software implementations
- Experience with, or understanding of, software implementation processes
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a client-focused approach to work
- Demonstrated success with time management and problem solving
- Experience with Blackbaud's Financial Edge product is preferred
- Ability to travel up to 50%
Why you'll want to come work here:
- Our benefits are unmatched. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, 4 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and 401K match, we also provide endless community involvement opportunities to encourage our employees to give back, through our CSR programs like gift matching and volunteer for vacation.
- Blackbaud has been named to Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employer 2019, and AnitaB.org's Top Companies for Women Technologists 2018, we are rapidly growing and offer incredible opportunity for career advancement!
- We understand that people thrive in a culture focused on teamwork and purpose. That's why Blackbaud offers a tremendous company culture, encouraging open, collaborative working environments in all of our offices around the world, including; North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica.
- We have proven that we are one of the best technology companies to work for. Blackbaud has been ranked Best Technology Company in Charleston, SC for the fourth year in a row, and ranked by BuiltIn Austin as one of the Best Places to Work in Austin, TX.
Blackbaud is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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