Public Sector Budgeting and Finance Consultant
 
Type: Full Time Position
Location: US Based Remote
Compensation: DOE, plus benefits
Meridian Partners, a leader in public sector enterprise services, is seeking a Public Sector Budgeting and Finance Consultant to join our team. 
The successful candidate for this position must possess public sector budgeting knowledge, an understanding of public sector accounting and finance concepts, integration points with major financial systems, and experience optimizing and automating the budget process.  The ability to effectively interact with all levels of the client staff (from clerical to executives) to gather, document, and validate end-user requirements is a must to help keep projects delivered on schedule and with the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. 
We expect this position to initially be remote, to comply with recommended federal, state, and local health and safety guidelines and best practices.  As those restrictions are modified, there the strong potential for travel within the United States.
 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide budget application and design guidance
  • Evaluate existing systems and user requirements to design and implement a successful solution using product expertise, business knowledge, and technical skills
  • Communicate and present ideas and solutions to client team members.
  • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to clients, while managing their expectations
  • Lead all client delivery activities within assigned accounts
  • Participate and facilitate meetings to understand and document client’s business needs (i.e., budget forecasting, financial reporting, consolidation)
  • Develop and present design documents.
  • Ability to learn Workday Adaptive solution and pass certification exam.
  • Implement planning solutions and reports (Workday Adaptive)
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or an equivalent field
  • 4 + years of experience in the financial applications/services
  • 4+ years of experience with budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting/consolidation
  • Strong conceptual, analytic, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able and willing to travel at approximately 30-40% of the time
  • Understanding of Public Sector ERP implementation activities for the Funds Management business/functional area including requirements definition & gathering (blueprinting), system setup, integration testing, documentation, end-user training, and on-going support.
  • Proven experience with funds management, formulating account structure to meet business needs, budget control, FM derivation strategies, fund accounting, fund centers, functional area, commitment item, funded programs, grants, cost center accounting, encumbrance, cost allocations, general and/or special purpose ledger, due to/due from, split processor for fund balancing, month-end, and year-end closing processes.
  • Financial reporting for modified (governmental) and full accrual (government wide) GASB 34-35
  • Process knowledge of Material Management area, especially Purchasing, Controlling, Budget Control System, Grants Management, General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Asset Management, and how they integrate with the Funds Management.
  • Ability to understand public sector business processes and offer best practice solutions
  • Self-initiative with the ability to work independently once requirements have been defined
If you are interested in learning more about this opening register with our staffing team by sending your cover letter and resume to recruiting@mp.team

No unrequested third-party agencies or submissions will be accepted or compensated in any manner.

Meridian Partners. is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Opportunities posted here do not create any implied or express employment contract between you and Meridian Partners and / or any Meridian Partners client and can be changed at our discretion and / or the discretion of our clients. Any and all information may change without notice. We reserve the right to solely determine applicant suitability.

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