Consultant, Accounting System Implementation

Location: New York City/Flex
Duration: 3 Months (Sept-Nov)
Format: Fee based or hourly

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

Summary of the Position:

The Consultant will serve as the project manager for the research, identification, selection, and implementation of a new accounting system working in partnership with the Finance & Administration Team in Sept-Nov, to ensure deployment in December (to run concurrently with existing system for a month and ready as sole system January 1). The consultant will ensure thorough consultation with appropriate stakeholders (internally), build the technical/business requirements, establish interview meetings, demos, and webinars with prospective software companies, assist in the due diligence and contract review process (including negotiation), create a timeline for implementation, lead in implementation, develop appropriate training materials and assist in team and organizational wide education (as appropriate).

High Level Project Timeline:

  • Sept - Oct: scoping and needs assessment with internal team; systems research, presentation, and selection
  • Nov: implementation and training
  • Dec: new system operational and running concurrently with existing system; ongoing training and implementation as needed

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Experience working in similar consulting roles with other international NGOs
  • Experience with a variety of nonprofit accounting systems such as NetSuite, Sage, and QuickBooks, Women Deliver’s current system.
  • Be in a position to provide un-bias advice; provide transparency if receiving referral fee or other compensation from a specific vendor
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong management and project coordination skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to consistently delivering excellent-quality work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems

How to Apply

  • CV/Resume
  • Fee requirement (hourly or project fee)
  • 2 professional references
  • Cover letter outlining interest and qualifications

Please send the items listed above to careers@womendeliver.org

Selection Timeline:

  • Priority review by September 9
  • Interviews between September 2-13
  • Consultant to begin approx. mid to late September
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without professional sponsorship

How to Apply

To be considered, please provide:

  • CV/Resume
  • Fee requirement (hourly or project fee)
  • 2 professional references
  • Cover letter outlining interest and qualifications

Please send the items listed above to careers@womendeliver.org.

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