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Senior Consultant, National

Company Overview

Fiscal Management Associates, LLC. (FMA) is a growth-oriented management consulting firm dedicated to building the capacity of the nonprofit sector. We partner with our nonprofit and philanthropic clients to help them attain operational excellence, ensure financial sustainability and effectively achieve their desired impact.  Our collaborative approach includes client input and involvement at each stage of an engagement, and at the core of every project we deliver is our commitment to developing strong and trusting relationships between funders and their grantees.

FMA is made up of a highly diverse team, coming from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds and representing a spectrum of race, age, ethnicity, ability, and sexual orientation.  A Latina-founded and led organization, FMA draws upon its staff to deliver services that are sensitive to the needs and values of both nonprofit and funding organizations.

Our team works with leaders who are organizing youth movements, fighting against racial and gender inequities, using art for civic engagement, and providing fundamental services to those who need it most, to name a few.  Our consulting and training services have consistently earned recognition for their pragmatism and relevance.

Position Summary

The Senior Consultant – Accounting & Information Systems works with team members nationally to serve as a subject matter expert and strategic resource to our clients and the FMA team on finance and accounting technology guidance, advice and support. As a senior role, this position participates in high level, strategic consulting and supervises, mentors, and helps train other FMA staff and/or client staff.  The role reports to FMA Lead Consultants and Directors. 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as accounting technology subject matter expert to FMA team and clients with accounting technology needs
  • Assist clients with all manners of finance and accounting technology support
  • Assess client technology infrastructure - current state and prospective needs or opportunities
  • Develop accounting system strategies and implementation roadmaps; prioritize deployments, develop business cases, assess/select technology providers and solutions, etc.
  • Develop business process maps and workflows
  • Identify accounting process risks, inefficiencies and improvement opportunities
  • Project manage approved finance and accounting technology implementations
  • Understand cyber security issues that may be present with clients
  • Identify market trends and business development opportunities
  • Stay abreast of accounting technology trends and developments (Digital CPA events, etc.).
  • Research technology solution provider marketplace to remain current on provider solutions, costs and quality measures
  • Establish and maintain relationships with select technology solution providers
  • Partner with FMA team to promote FMA’s accounting technology consulting capabilities to current or prospective clients (to help expand existing relationships and/or cultivate new ones)
  • Attend and present at training, conferences and networking events

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree with major in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • CPA is preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in accounting and/or project management
  • Experience designing and deploying accounting systems for organizations
  • Fluency with accounting processes (costing methods, auditing, budgeting, financial reporting, payroll)
  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting applications and software (Financial Edge, Fund EZ, Intacct) 
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office applications required
  • Previous consulting and people management experience preferred
  • 15-25% travel should be expected

Benefits

FMA offers an exciting and rewarding environment for motivated professionals. We are driven by a desire to identify solutions to challenging problems and dedicated to making a difference through both teamwork and independent thought and action. FMA serves organizations across the country from offices in New York, Chicago and Oakland.  We offer competitive compensation (including incentive compensation opportunities) and benefit plans as well as a flexible work environment.

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