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Practice Overview

​Information Technology provides all IT enterprise applications, infrastructure, and helpdesk support services across the company in a secure, reliable, and cost effective manner​.  Examples of enterprise applications include Salesforce, Workday, Enterprise Data Warehouse.  IT is also responsible for laptops, email, the IT service desk, network connectivity, fileservers, phones, servers and common applications.  IT's goal is to enable Ankura's consultants to effectively deliver client engagements and innovate while operating the business efficiently with the appropriate cost and service level.

About the Role:

The Workday finance functional lead will be accountable for the assessment, implementation, business partnership, and ongoing production support for Workday’s finance module.  The lead will be responsible for understanding Ankura’s business needs and recommending Workday best practices.  The role will also include architectural oversight, project execution, and 24 x 7 (where applicable) support and triage.

The role will be remote, located in the United States.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day system and operations issues, system troubleshooting, manage severity assignments and set priorities for resolution

  • Monitor the system for problems and identify and implement corrective and preventive measures

  • Understand the overall finance/accounting setup of Workday, including overall functional usage of Workday

  • Perform Workday administrative functions including business process and tenant configuration.  Monitor and troubleshoot integrations and BPs supporting finance processes, determine root cause, and implement solutions

  • Understand Workday security including adjusting domains and security groups.   Maintain the roles (for all business functional areas) related to security groups; this includes working with functional areas to assign and change roles depending on job function

  • Lead the Workday release preparation, including monitoring Workday Community for new release functionality. Coordinating with impacted business units to make required configuration/ content / reporting / integration changes. Analyze and manage Workday releases, assess impacts including architecting, configuring, prototyping, testing, and deploying updates

Project Responsibilities:

  • Leverage business knowledge and expertise to identify and recommend opportunities for process improvements, advise stakeholders on options, risks and any impacts on other processes or systems

  • Coordinate with finance and accounting team to understand and document business requirements and use cases, design, and configure Workday. Maintain design workbooks.

  • Ensure that recommendations from implementation partner fit Ankura’s standards of minimum customization, maximum scalability.  Additionally ensure that vendor recommendation considers impact to other Ankura setups in Workday.

  • Evaluate, communicate, and coordinate the technical impacts of Workday configuration decisions

  • Build regression and acceptance test scenarios working closely with business process owners

  • Responsible for owning and updating the cutover activities for project go live

  • Build scalable and performant data integrations using SOAP, RaaS, WQL APIs offered by Workday.

  • Design, configure, and test simple integrations between Workday and external systems using Enterprise Integration Builder (EIB) and other Workday tools.  Support data conversion efforts for acquisitions as needed.

  • Report Writer & Owner: Create, maintain, and process standard and custom ad-hoc reports and dashboards, to meet business needs

  • Responsible for supporting any changes made by the managed service partner. 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Workday Finance administration and/or configuration experience required

  • Advanced experience of Workday configuration in three or more of the following areas: Financial Accounting, PSA, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Banking, Procurement

  • Knowledge about Workday business objects modules and process flows.

  • Experience with finance business processes and security and how to best leverage Workday to automate processes.

  • Project experience with gathering requirements, architecting system configuration, leading testing, and implementation.

  • Ability to work through complex issues and challenges and present business stakeholders with clear options for solutioning.

What Could Set You Apart:

  • Experience in the Workday Adaptive module

  • Experience building customizations, e.g., BIRT’s, integrations, using Workday Studio.

  • Experience working in the professional services industry.

  • Advance report writing capabilities.

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