• Location: USA, California, San Francisco
  • Salary: £160000 - £161000 per annum + negotiable
  • Technology: Workday Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 28th Apr, 2019
  • Reference: FRGMB170


The Financial Systems Analyst position serves as the lead functional analyst in support of corporate business systems, primarily Workday Financials systems. It will provide functional support to the Accounting/Finance team, lead the analysis and business case development for interfaces, enhancements and process changes, and drive the testing and acceptance of changes. Position provides functional expertise and leadership in the design, testing and debugging of significant enhancements to existing software applications. Position will work with internal technical resources and coordinate with functional vendor support resources.

  • Collaborate with business users to assess business needs and translate those needs into effective technical solutions that align with project initiatives:
    • Assess the feasibility of systems enhancements or process changes and their impact on Financial (Workday) and ancillary systems.
    • Determine operational/functional objectives for assigned projects. Gather information, evaluate requirements and solutions.
    • Author functional specifications. Translate ambiguous business problems into recommended concrete technology solutions.
    • Perform system configuration and application/report development activities, or collaborate with other internal/external resources to accomplish required activities.
    • Author test plans based on requirements. Execute test plans and track defects/fixes.
    • Provide functional and technical expertise and recommendations in assessing implementation of project objectives.
    • Collaborate with internal project teams and external resources.
  • Serve as a Workday product specialist, building relationships with key business users as well as third-party vendors to ensure that the services and solutions provided meet current and future business needs.
  • Identify and analyze business needs, touch points and requirements across General Ledger, Business Assets, Supplier Accounts, Expenses, Procurement, and Projects functional areas.
  • Test and deploy Workday system; including executing the pilot/implementation/deployment of new requirements or enhancements to the Workday application and integration support.
  • Leverage your expertise to recommend the best solution based on the client's requirements, budget, and time-frame; with the flexibility to adapt the scope as additional needs are identified.
  • Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  • Drive the design, development, testing and deployment of new integrations and maintain existing integrations using Workday integration tools: Studio, Core Connectors, Document transformation, etc.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy and maintain, Workday Dashboards, worklets, advanced and shared reports using Workday delivered tools.
  • Participate in Workday major releases, identifying impact / enhancement opportunities associated with a new release features/functionality.
  • Participate in the review, testing and implementation of Workday Financials and HCM weekly patches.
  • Support regression testing and communication of required changes as new Workday releases are introduced.
  • Provide support to end-users of the Workday platform, answering questions, resolving issues, and following through on any reported or unresolved issues ensuring timely and reliable response.
  • Provide operational support for Financials systems and other applications as identified.
  • System administration, configuration and design of the primary Financials (Workday); consisting of the General Ledger, Business Assets, Supplier Accounts, Expenses, Procurement, and Projects functional areas.
  • Provide user support, process mapping/documentation and training, for system enhancements and processing procedures.
  • Collaborate with functional and technical system stakeholders to streamline processes and promote user adoption.
  • Offer technical solutions to gain process efficiency and improve data integrity.
  • Monitor recurring (daily, weekly or monthly) interfaces/processes, internal and external, to ensure successful execution and troubleshoot any failed processes.
  • Investigate and resolve system-related issues and support the business with escalating issues to the appropriate vendor or internal system owner.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with business and/or project teams to discuss projects, progress and issues to be resolved.
  • Develop reports, file feeds and interfaces in Workday and provide data analysis support to Financial teams.
  • Work with Internal Audit, end users and IT to ensure SOX compliance. Develop auditing processes to ensure data integrity and system accuracy.


  • College Degree required, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Business discipline
  • At least six (6) years of IT related experience. Must have strong customer service, organizational, interpersonal and influencing skills and solid computer skills.Must have the ability to organize and effectively provide responses and prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Minimum three (3) years practical Workday experience including at least one full deployment project.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience integrating systems with third-party service vendors
  • Extensive experience with Financials systems (HR and Payroll systems a plus) is required.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, customer-service oriented collaborative team environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with associates to troubleshoot and address technical and process issues.
  • Ability to build relationships across the organization and work with all levels in the organization.
  • Exemplary customer service skills as well as the ability to positively influence across all departments at all levels.
  • Restaurant and/or retail IT experience is preferred.

  • At least six (4) years of Financial system administration experience
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in successfully working in multiple organizational structures and matrix environment
  • Ability to travel on occasion as needed
  • Credibility to lead and influence leaders at the executive level and work collaboratively
  • Positive attitude and patience are REQUIRED!

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