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Cherry Bekaert Government & Public Sector, Accounting Advisory - Business Analyst, Staff in Helena, Montana


Cherry Bekaert is a place to learn, a place to grow, and a place to stay . We are a full-service public accounting and consulting firm. With growing industry expertise, a strong support system, and our team’s shared values, we encourage you to choose the path that best suits you because at Cherry Bekaert , your career is about you. Join the firm that recognizes the power of the individual.

We believe in and promote an environment where our people are excited and engaged to contribute their best. Cherry Bekaert strives to exhibit a culture of inclusiveness and diversity in our offices by involving all of our people and their unique, individual perspectives in our business. We want all of our employees to feel a sense of belonging by welcoming and appreciating the uniqueness that each individual brings to the firm.

The Government & Public Sector (GPS) Advisory Team at Cherry Bekaert is growing, and we are looking for talented individuals to be a part of it. Apply to join our team as a Business Analysts, Staff within our GPS practice. As a member of the GPS team, you will help clients protect and enhance the value of their organizations by leveraging their system of internal controls to enable growth, manage risk, and define sustainable operations.

What your days look like:

We support the performance of governmental risk and accounting advisory engagements by delivering timely and accurate accounting and financial reporting support. A significant portion of the work performed centers in and around solving a government’s accounting and financial reporting challenges through the implementation of software solutions.

The role of the Business Analyst is to work with multiple project stakeholders to effectively gather, document, configure, test, and deliver trainings on the solution as it relates to the implementation of various software products. The Business Analyst role plays a key part in data migration, custom report development, integration design, and software configurations. In the event that new features are requested by the customer, this role would document the new requirements and transition this knowledge to the Product Development team. This individual will become a product subject matter expert to best understand and apply client goals to product abilities. Additionally, the Business Analyst may assist in additional project responsibilities, including but not limited to, project planning, creation of status reports, time tracking, project financials, creation and delivery of training materials, product support, etc.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Lead/actively participates in requirement workshops including conducting interview sessions with businesses to get requirements

  • Responsible for documenting all findings and outcomes of requirement workshops

  • Work with the Team to identify and document functional gaps

  • Elicit, document, and communicate functional and technical requirements

  • Analyze functional system processes. Provide guidelines on business process mapping and process workflow documentation

  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.

  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.

  • Create business intelligence tools or systems, including design of related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs.

  • Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users.

  • Document mapping of requirements to base and configurable system functionality

  • Develop understanding the requirements of the configuration such as scope, assumptions, alternatives, and risks

  • Contribute to creation of configuration and product development through process flows, and creation of user stories, story cards for new product features and updates from ideation through acceptance criteria

  • Build and maintain requirements traceability matrix, gap analysis, issues and enhancement logs, and other internal and external facing tracking tools

  • Provide software functional expertise to support client

  • Configure functionality per client’s requirements

  • Create and execute test cases to ensure solution meets the documented requirements

  • Document issues identified during testing (bug testing) and provides results to appropriate project team personnel for resolution

  • Deliver implementation, train-the-trainer, and end user training based on team developed training strategies and scenarios

  • Communicate with the Product Development team to document new features and enhancements

  • Review and validate project-related new development to ensure the functionality meets the approved requirements

  • Document application defects that are a result of requirement non-conformance

  • Participate in project status meetings

  • Report project status and potential project risks to stakeholders on an ongoing basis

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

What you need for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 1+ years of related experience, preferably within g rants management in a nonprofit or public sector environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, particularly with requirements gathering and documentation for concurrent projects

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present information in verbal, written or visual form to a variety of audiences, from the internal team to client executives

  • Ability to self-manage and be an independent member within the larger project team

  • The ability to interact with business clients and internal teams simultaneously to bridge gaps and manage communications

  • Ability to translate an idea or need into a completed solution

  • Ability to travel (up to 25%)

  • Fully remote based work or a hybrid structure is available for this role

What you expect from us:

  • Shared values that foster inclusion and belonging including uncompromising integrity, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect.

  • The opportunity to innovate and do work that motivates and engages you.

  • Collaborative environment focused on providing you career growth and continuous professional development.

  • Competitive compensation and a total rewards package that focuses on all aspects of your wellbeing.

  • Flexibility to do impactful work and the time to enjoy your life outside of work.

  • Opportunities to connect and learn from professionals from different backgrounds and with different cultures.

  • Collaborative environment focused on career and leadership development

  • Flexible work arrangements with generous PTO

  • Competitive salary and 401k

  • Employee Wellness plans

About Cherry Bekaert

Cherry Bekaert , ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., serves clients across industries in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. “Cherry Bekaert” is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC , independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide business advisory and non-attest services spanning the areas of transaction advisory, risk and accounting advisory, digital solutions, cybersecurity, tax, benefits consulting, and wealth management. For more details, visit .

Cherry Bekaert cares about our people. We offer competitive compensation packages based on performance that recognize the value our people bring to our clients and our Firm. The salary range for this position is $52,000 to $112,200. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality benefits program which includes annual bonus, medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of financial protection.

Cherry Bekaert provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Candidates must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Cherry Bekaert will not provide work sponsorship for this position. Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC are members of Allinial Global, an accountancy and business advisory global association.

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