Crowe

  • IT Advisory Senior Consultant

    Location US-IL-Chicago | US-IN-Indianapolis
    ID
    16799
    Category
    Advisory
  • Company Overview

    Your Journey at Crowe Starts Here:

    At Crowe, you have the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are widely recognized for their in-depth expertise and understanding of sophisticated process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their commitment to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our commitment to internal career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us! 

    Position Summary

    Crowe’s IT Advisory Practice focuses on helping clients plan, execute, and manage Strategic IT Initiatives. Clients range greatly in industry and size – from 20 person Software Companies to 1,000+ employee Manufacturers and everywhere in between. 

     

    Our consultants stay up to date on IT Industry Trends and provide objective assessments of a client’s IT Operations.  We do this through a series of information gathering sessions, critical requirements meetings, independent research and previous experience.

     

    Crowe’s IT Advisory Practice can be broken down into 5 core offerings:

    IT Due Diligence

    • As part of a Private Equity Group’s Evaluation of a Target Company, Crowe will assess the Current State of IT and provide Key Recommendations in a Written Report
    • Key Areas of Assessment Include: IT Spend, IT Organizational Structure, Business Applications, Policies & Procedures, IT Infrastructure, etc…

    IT Roadmap

    • Play a role similar to an Interim CIO for a client to define key business objectives, understand current IT limitations and create a multi-year plan for all IT initiatives
    • Assess the risk and potential business impact of each project and create a phased approach for implementation to achieve the best results

    IT System Selection

    • Aid companies in Requirements Definition, Vendor Qualification, Vendor Demonstrations, Proposal Review and Final Selection of Key Business Applications (i.e. ERP)
    • Provide a structured approach to build consensus around the new software, gain user buy-in and position software vendors with requirements before project kickoff

    Project Management Office

    • Serve as the Project Manager for IT related initiatives (i.e. ERP Implementation)
    • Provide structured deliverables tied to the Project Management Framework to oversee the successful completion of the project – working with Client Resources, Vendors, Consultants, etc…

    Mergers, Acquisitions & Integrations

    • Oversee the integration of all IT related aspects of a Merger & Acquisition
    • Includes Combining Infrastructure, Applications, Governance & Management

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Ability to provide a support role in all 5 core offerings listed – supporting multiple projects at once
    • Support projects in a Client Facing role – included appropriate professional standards and ability to provide input while on-site
    • Communicate with clients in an organized and professional format
    • Research IT Industry Trends & summarize/ present findings to the IT Advisory Team
    • Strong note taking skills and ability to cleanse afterwards to highlight areas of importance
    • Aid in creation of project deliverables including Reports, PowerPoint Presentations, Visio Diagrams and Excel Tools
    • Support IT Advisory Team through SharePoint Team Site Development

    Education & Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Information Systems or Bachelor’s degree in Business with focus in Technology. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Informatics with a Business Focus is also acceptable.

    Skills

    • Working knowledge of IT-Specific Governance, Processes & Procedures
    • Analytical & problem solving capabilities – Ability to identify and address client needs
    • Flexibility in prioritizing and completing assignments
    • Ability to manage your own workload without missing deadlines
    • Actively seek guidance, clarification and feedback
    • Ability to work independently and with a team depending on the project
    • Strong business writing ability (Email, Status Updates, Reports, PowerPoints)

     

    Qualifications

     

    • Must have 4+ years of IT execution or consulting experience
    • Beneficial to have 2+ years of enterprise architecture and/or enterprise systems implementations
    • Must have demonstrated technical capability in some of the following: IT strategic planning, IT application implementation, system assessment, IT infrastructure operations, and/or Microsoft SharePoint.
    • Beneficial to have 1+ years in process design and optimization
    • Beneficial to have 2+ years in IT project management
    • Experience with IT standards (e.g., ITIL, ISACA, or APQC)
    • Willingness to travel extensively (including overseas)
    • Must have strong subject matter knowledge and service delivery experience
    • Beneficial to have an understanding of manufacturing and distribution industry trends

     

    Locations: Chicago, IL or Indianapolis, IN

     

    Travel is required, up to 100% on occasion.

     

    ABOUT THE TEAM:

    Advisory Services (AS) provides transaction support, bankruptcy and restructuring advisory, valuation, corporate finance advisory, litigation and dispute resolution consulting and forensic investigation services. AS provides strategic vision and training to Crowe’s Global Corporate Advisors (GCA), comprised of corporate finance professionals from independent Crowe Global member firms. AS team members collaborate with other Crowe practices on solutions for a variety of industries from financial institutions to manufacturing and beyond.

     

    OUR BENEFITS:

    At Crowe, we know that great people is what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package.

     

    HOW YOU CAN GROW:

    We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach that will guide you in your career goals and dreams.

     

    MORE ABOUT CROWE:

    Crowe (www.crowe.com) is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.

     

     

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