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Public Sector ERP Functional Lead

Req #: 11758
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Category: Performance
Job Summary

Public Sector ERP Summary


Crowe’s Public Sector helps government entities improve performance and efficiency across a broad array of their operational needs.  Our public sector team members bring solutions that help government leaders with issues across financial management, enterprise risk management, operational efficiency and information technology in federal, state and local governments.


Crowe is hiring in our rapidly expanding Chicago based government Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP implementation practice. We are seeking an experienced ERP Functional Lead with 3 to 5 years of experience implementing tier 1 ERP solutions in the public sector. The candidate will lead the design and configuration of the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution for governmental clients throughout the country.


Location:  Chicago


Crowe Horwath is currently seeking a Public Sector ERP Functional Lead to help lead the design and configuration of the ERP solution for governmental clients.  This position is for a Public Sector ERP Functional Lead in a growing national ERP implementation practice.   Crowe has been successful in building the market for airports, transportation authorities, lotteries, and other public sector agencies throughout the United States, and is looking to aggressively grow this practice.  The government ERP implementation practice offers a strong, path to partner or director within the firm.




Learn the Dynamics AX solution in detail, and lead the configuration of key governmental business areas, including:

  • General Ledger
    • Financial Reporting
    • Budgeting
    • Purchasing
    • Accounts Payable, Cash Management
    • Projects & Grants
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Fixed Assets
  • Work with clients to define the business requirements required for them to successfully implement a new ERP solution
  • Work with clients to configure Dynamics AX in detail to meet the defined business requirements
  • Assist with business process redesign activities
  • Work with the technical team to define and test any potential customizations to the solution, including data conversions, interfaces and functional enhancement
  • Work with clients to test and validate the final configured solution meets the requirements
  • Determine and manage the detailed cutover activities to migrate to the new system
  • Assist clients with questions and issues after cutover.
  • Work with Microsoft support if issues arise with the Dynamics AX solution
  • Help grow younger staff in the public sector ERP practice into functional consultants that can lead configuration activities with clients


Previous consulting experience

  • 3-5 years of experience implementing tier 1 ERP solutions in the public sector (e.g. Oracle, SAP, Lawson) – primarily at the state and local level
  • Strong familiarity with governmental financial and operational processes, including:General Ledger, Financial Reporting
    • Budgeting
    • Procurement
    • Accounts Payable, Cash Management
    • Projects and Grants
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Fixed Assets
  • Flexibility in working with clients, and ability to find creative solutions to clients’ needs
  • Strong communication skills
  • The following items would be nice to have:
    • Experience working with Dynamics AX 2012
    • Familiarity with the following governmental processes:HR / Payroll
      • Treasury Management
      • Utility Billing
      • Maintenance / Work Order Management
    • CPA (not required)


Travel Requirements


Expected travel is 50%

Company Overview

Crowe Horwath Overview


Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With 30 offices and over 3,000 personnel, 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 Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world, consisting of more than 140 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 400 cities around the world.

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