Job Location:
United States – Remote

As a Senior Principal Consultant, you will help “bridge the gap” between the business and technical teams by solving complex Workday intersystem problems, guiding customers through the transformation, implementation, and operation phases of a Workday implementation. You will be a “go to” implementation leader, expected to provide expert guidance and delivery for Financials engagements.

This individual serves as a billable functional lead on Workday Financials implementations, working closely with Engagement Managers, Managers, and functional area leads. This person will provide overarching guidance and leadership on Workday Financials government engagements to ensure a robust and complete solution that meets customer needs and allows for future enhancements with limited rework. This role will report directly to Financials Federal Solutions Practice Delivery leader.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead multiple, concurrent Workday Financials implementations

  • Deliver Foundation Data Model (FDM) design sessions on Workday Financials Implementations

  • Oversee overall functional design on assigned implementations, ensuring efficient and accurate design and configuration of the delivered solution

  • Utilize CynergyTM methodology to deliver Workday Financials implementations

  • Mentor junior project resources by providing guidance allowing them to learn new skills and functional areas, lead customer sessions, and configure the solution

  • Serve as an advocate and escalation point for the EM and functional team and ensure issues are being addressed

  • Help team to understand and adhere to methodology and provide feedback to appropriate parties internally to support continuous enhancement of our tools and process

  • Continuous commitment to the ongoing optimization of the CynergyTM methodology, which includes driving team members to keep these tools current

  • Ensures cohesive structures and project communications are in place for cross-functional delivery between their area and the following areas: HCM, Payroll, Integrations, Financials, Organizational Change & Training, Data Conversion, and Reporting

  • Conduct internal Quality Assurance for Financials implementation

  • Assist engagement/project managers and team members when needed to identify project needs and develop solutions and strategies

  • Drive team and individuals to achieve high customer satisfaction levels

  • Assist with strategic company and practice initiatives

  • Actively participate in the Workday Product Lead Program

  • Attend regular Workday KSS calls for Financials product areas

  • Maintain Workday certifications through the biannual update process

  • Assist Solution Architects with scoping and estimating projects, as necessary

  • Participate in Sales Orals meetings for proposed assignments

  • Participating in discussions regarding functional areas that may come into scope for project or customer

  • Assisting with or reviewing estimates for Change Orders in functional areas 

Skills and Experience:

  • Current Workday Financials Certification, preferred but not required

  • Possess 10+ years customer-facing experience with Federal agencies implementing Financial ERP Systems

  • Possess project management and/or team lead experience

  • Required characteristics: clear communicator, fast learner, detail oriented, decisive, and enjoy fast paced work environments while working well with and across teams to accomplished stated objectives effectively and efficiently

  • Possess Sales engagement experience estimating and presenting to prospects

  • Experience gathering requirements, designing, prototyping, testing, and deploying solutions to meet customer requirements

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively manage customer expectations

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • Ability to travel up to 50%



Why Choose Collaborative?

  • Unlimited paid time off, including volunteer hours, balance days, flexible work schedules, and options to work remotely or out of one of 5 office locations to cultivate personal and professional balance
  • Competitive benefits including 401(k) matching program, Medical, Dental, Life, and Vison insurance, and perk benefits such as commuter plans and pet insurance
  • Inclusive benefits that support mental health, gender affirmation journeys, caregiving and all paths to parenthood including Carrot Fertility, excellent paid parental leave programs for maternity, paternity, adoption, and surrogacy
  • Established Employee Resources Groups (ERG’s) that provide a safe space for employees to build relationships, connect, and develop initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion
  • Open, transparent lines of communication with leadership through Town Halls, internal newsletters, and monthly small group conversations with a member of the executive team
  • Committed to giving back to improve our communities and environmental impact
  • Opportunities for learning and development through established corporate programs, on and off-site trainings, and on-demand online learning courses
  • A people development focused environment where you have autonomy to drive your career path

Collaborative’s Travel Approach

  • Throughout the pandemic, Collaborative continued to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction in the ecosystem as we worked with our clients to successfully deliver projects remotely
  • Because the future is still unknown, some clients will continue to be deployed remotely, while others may desire more face-to face-contact
  • We will monitor and adapt as needed, but we do not anticipate travel of more than 25%
  • As Balance is a core value at Collaborative, we strive to ensure that Collabies find the right balance in their personal and professional lives, and that includes travel

Who you are:

  • You have a Growth Mindset: A belief that abilities can be developed along with a desire to be curious, learn & grow
  • You take Initiative: Solve problems by thinking & taking action on solutions rather than waiting for direction
  • You take Accountability: Follow through on commitments, take ownership & ensure timeliness
  • You Give Back: Leverage your knowledge & expertise to make improvements around you
  • You are Resilient: Work through challenges with optimism, agility & adaptability
  • You demonstrate Awareness: An ability to understand how your attitudes & actions impact others and adapt your approach accordingl