Enterprise Architect

Grant Thornton 10/28/2019 5:49:26 AM
JOB ID: 045143 Specialty:
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois




Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

The Enterprise Architect will be responsible for the development of application architectural strategies and data architecture/ solutions that align to the company’s business strategy and goals. Responsibilities also include technical guidance on HCM and Financial application/data solution implementations within Grant Thornton’s business technology team. The Enterprise Architect will collaborate with application portfolio leads/analyst and business stakeholders to help determine solutions based on business requirements and consult on their implementation. This position is a member of Enterprise Architecture team within the Technology and Transformation organization.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Evaluate/analyze business needs and current technical assets/data to develop and implement solutions and strategy for our back office HCM and Finance applications
Perform platform planning and drive technical roadmap with the vendor and suggest improvements to increase efficiencies and maximize product values
Interact and communicate effectively with Finance, P&C and technology senior and middle management executives as well as end user and business subject matter experts
Develop, maintain and evangelize data architecture strategy to include reference architecture and standards, data model and assist business with best practices for data governance
Create, maintain, and govern technical architecture depicting the Business and IT landscape in its current, transitional, and future state.
Responsible for driving firm data policies and standards for the management, storage, access, navigation, movement, and transformation of data.
Provide technical consultation for technology and data solutions based on business needs; oversee architectural aspects of business solution development/deployment.
Works with external vendors, consulting partners, etc. to research emerging technologies and industry trends to define strategy for their applicability in alignment with strategic business direction.


Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BS) in computer science or information systems (or equivalent work experience).
10+ years of overall experience in business IT technology – primarily within data base/management functions including experience with data modelling, architecture, governance and business intelligence/analytics.
Strong knowledge, experience and hands on capabilities with ERP suites in financial reporting and HR applications such as Aderant CMS, Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud and related tools; are strongly preferred.
Knowledge about Cloud Services/platform (SaaS/Paas) and integration technologies
Experience with Data Warehouse, Integration and Business Intelligence tools and technologies such as SQL Server, Azure Data Lake, Informatica, Power BI.
Significant experience working with application teams, vendors or service providers; significant experience with SDLC methodologies and design/architecture aspects of project delivery.
Ability to maintain strategic perspective, understanding the big picture and maintaining patience and persistence to achieve long-term goals and objectives.
Strong organizational, communication and presentation skills; must show experience with documenting and presenting technology strategy and experience in a strategic and consultative technical role.

Desirable Characteristics

Experience with professional services firms.
Experience working within an IT organization supported by a managed IT services provider

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Associate Director of Enterprise Architecture – Apps and Data.


Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.gt.com.

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 045143

Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois