• IT Business Solutions Consultant | Public Accounting

    Job Locations US-MO-Springfield
    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/21/2019 10:16 AM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology Services
  • Responsibilities

    In this role, you will be advancing the technological development and direction of the firm. The position requires knowledge and abilities in information technology, business processes, analysis, problem solving, leadership, communication and project management. BKD is looking for an individual with experience in the public accounting industry.


    The Technology Effectiveness Consultant is the internal BKD liaison who works directly with BKD firm leadership.  Through identification of needs and areas of interest to the leadership team, the Technology Effectiveness Consultant will proactively provide solutions that fit their needs and strategic plans. The Consultant will be responsible for driving efficiency gains, improving effectiveness and increasing productivity by evaluating, selecting, designing, implementing and driving the adoption of technology-based solutions and positive change. 


    This position is for someone who thinks like a consultant, enjoys problem-solving, can see solutions, and challenge the status quo as a business analyst.  BKD audit, tax, or consulting experience provides the platform for this person to build on their professional knowledge and skillset to be applied in this role.

    • Consult with firm leadership on a regular basis
    • Identify needs and requirements information from firm leadership
    • Translate needs and requirements into solutions, alternatives and designs
    • Prepare analytical reports and make presentations to facilitate the selection and decision making process of firm leadership
    • Improve business processes
    • Increase staff productivity
    • Work with developers, consultants and others to develop and implement effective solutions
    • Work with project managers on large projects
    • Perform project management and leadership tasks on assigned projects


    Formal Education & Certification

    • College diploma or university degree in accounting required
    • Minimum of four years of public accounting experience is required
    • Project management experience is preferred
    • Certified Public Account (CPA) certification is a plus

    Preferred Knowledge & ExperienceAlthough helpful to have/know some or all of the following systems and experience, it is more important to be able to apply your public accounting experience and CPA knowledge to the role. 


    • Star Practice Management is a plus
    • Wolters Kluwer CCH ProSystem fx Engagement is required
    • Thomson Reuters GoFileRoom and Thomson Reuters GoSystem Tax are required
    • Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Learning is a plus
    • Automated tax preparation software/systems is a plus
    • Document, content and data management solutions is a plus
    • Automated work-flow or BPM systems is a plus
    • Visual Studio and TFS is a plus
    • Leading a software development team is a plus
    • Analyzing and documenting business processes is a plus
    • .NET development is a plus
    • SQL Server or equivalent databases is a plus
    • Microsoft Windows is required
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2010 is required
    • Proficient SharePoint Server is required
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM and GP is a plus
    • Learning Management System is a plus
    • HRIS is a plus
    • RFP software such as Sant Suite
    • Adobe CS and other software
    • Cloud computing solutions is a plus
    • Web development and mobile applications

    Personal Attributes

    • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    • Ability to present ideas and solutions in business-friendly and user-friendly language
    • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Logical thinker
    • Leadership ability


    Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit bkd.com. BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.


    BKD does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. BKD will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed BKD vendor agreement. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered property of BKD. BKD will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.


    BKD is a place where people build careers, gain new skills and enjoy big firm resources with a small firm approach to teamwork and camaraderie. We focus on providing unmatched client service to everyone we encounter—both in the marketplace and in our offices.  We also offer the support, resources and opportunities you need to further develop your career. We listen to learn, combine innovation with practicality and give back to the communities where we live and work.

    See what we offer new hires in terms of competitive compensation, People First benefits and paid time off.


    Take your career to the next level at BKD.


    About BKD

    BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our approximately 2,650 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer a variety of tax, accounting and consulting services and combine the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Learn more at bkd.com.



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