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Application Consultant

Thomson Reuters Professional & Consulting Services 2/16/2018 3:14:52 PM Culver City, CA United States of America
Job Description

Elite is a leading developer of integrated information solutions for professional services firms worldwide. Elite is part of Thomson Reuters and is a premier provider of financial and practice management systems to the legal industry and to other professional services markets, including accounting, marketing services, and management and IT consulting.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Elite maintains offices in Albuquerque, Auckland, Boston, Calgary, Hong Kong, London, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Singapore and Sydney. More than 60% of the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 law firms and nearly 30% of the top CPA firms rely on Elite solutions to manage their business.

The Application Consultant is responsible for ensuring Elite provides high-quality consulting and training services to clients including:

  • Maintaining a current, in-depth knowledge of the functional and feature characteristics of Elite products, and effectively transferring knowledge to a wide range of users    
  • Providing ‘best practice’ recommendations and industry expertise in legal (or similar industry), and  practice management, with extensive knowledge and consulting experience in billing systems and all related reporting, as well as financial management including General Ledger, AP and all related reporting
  • Providing added consulting services including process design, onsite support, process re-engineering, custom development specifications and related test plans, training, and assistance on custom projects as identified by clients

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Quality Implementation Service Delivery - Responsible for ensuring high quality services are provided to clients including: 
  • Ensuring the consulting and training services for all projects are performed within the framework and standards provided in Elite’s project quality model (PQM) including utilization of standard project implementation methodology templates,  completion of project documentation including activity recap, issues lists, and status reports, and adhering to project communication plans, escalation procedures, and budget reporting 
  • Participating in client meetings and providing consulting expertise on projects to address tasks including developing client training strategies, conducting business requirements analysis, and designing and developing client solutions
  • Assisting with issue resolution and escalation on and off the client site
  • Providing daily client service and initial issue escalation to Project Management for assigned large clients
  • Responsible for actively participating in ongoing training and development sessions to ensure knowledge, skills and experience provided to the clients is appropriate for the projects assigned including:
  • Train-the-trainer sessions designed to educate the Elite team on methods for training clients in a variety of settings including  basic classroom and introduction to standard training materials such as agendas, quick reference guides, training techniques, testing materials, and functional application knowledge, process reviews including ’best practice reviews’, requirement and GAP analysis, and onsite support
  • Continuing education courses in areas of expertise as needed
  • Conducting internal educational courses as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting, Finance or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with large ERP system implementations. Preferably in a highly customizable, international environment
  • Experience working in the legal or accounting industry
  • Minimum on one year experience with financial reporting
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to teach and share knowledge with others in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio or similar tools
  • Ability to travel about 90% of the time, including international travel
  • Post-Graduate Degree, Accounting qualification (CPA or equivalent), consulting experience in similar industry, and/or fluency in a second language are preferred

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Culver City-California-United States of America
Req #: JREQ097939
Locations: Culver City-California-United States of America
Job Function: Professional & Consulting Services
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