Job Locations:
Holborn – London

Job Description

Workday Finance Analyst


Reporting of the Role 
This role reports to Workday FINS Technology Lead  

Overview of job 

The Workday Finance Analyst will be a key member of our Workday team with a focus supporting the Finance team as part of the Technology Group Applications Team.  

You will assist with the ongoing maintenance and development of Workday Financials and Adaptive Planning. This individual will require the technical knowledge needed to take on the day-to-day management of Workday and its various partners. 


3 best things about the job 

  • You will be hands on with Workday Financials and build a deep technical knowledge to apply it to Global’s business requirements across a wide range of systems and integrations! 

  • You will be working in a face-paced agile Technology environment, part of a growing Group Applications team, ensuring that Finance operate to their maximum potential. 

  • The opportunity to be a change agent – the opportunity to change the way that Workday is seen and used across the business! 


Measures of success –  
In the first few months, you would have: 

  • Developed a knowledge of Global’s Business & Teams  

  • Got hands access to all Workday Financials functional areas with a key focus on Financial Accounting. 

  • Built up a knowledge of the current Workday, Adaptive & PRISM technical architecture & identified areas of improvement 

  • Started work on exciting enhancement projects to help take Globals Workday solution to the next level 


Responsibilities of the role 

  • Drive continuous improvement of Globals Workday  platforms through combination of resolving incidents & delivering enhancement projects 

  • Support day to day system administration; including security, configuration and design of Workday Financials and Adaptive Insights. 

  • Maintain and develop business process across all of Workday Financials and functional areas. 

  • Develop and maintain reporting solutions using both report writer and PRISM Analytics. 

  • Support Workday Financials & Adaptive Planning configurations for Budgeting and Forecasting 

  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices to identify system improvements and enhancements. 

  • Provide support to end-users of the Workday platforms through our ServiceNow Support portal, answering inquiries, resolving issues, and following through on any reported or unresolved issues ensuring a timely and reliable response. 

  • Partner with the finance community to design & execute enhancement projects; holding requirements gathering sessions with finance, documenting the ‘as is’ problems & ‘to be’ solutions with quantifiable measures, and delivering the identified solutions.  

  • Collaborating closely with both our CVS partner and Workday (as appropriate and required) directly and overseeing tickets to conclusion while ensuring accurate change management / testing protocol is followed. 

  • Collaborate with our BrightSparks community, end-users & senior Finance members to assess business needs and translate those needs into effective streamline technical solutions that promote user adoptions. 

  • Collaborate with your Workday HCM colleagues (same team) to cross pollinate knowledge & aork to the common goal of helping deliver an optimised Workday platform  

  • Hands on with the bi-annual compulsory releases, implement new functionality and ensuring a successful delivery is always achieved through diligent planning and testing of processes, configuration and integrations. 


What you will need 
The ideal candidate will be proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative solutions, capable of the following:  

  • Fully Qualified accountant mandatory with 2+ years Workday Financials experience. 

  • Expert in Workday Financials configuration, implementation, and maintenance with a key focus on Financial Accounting. Competent with Workday Reporting, security, and business processes. 

  • Solid understanding of all finance processes, including Financial Accounting, FP&A, AR & AP, Tax with a key focus on Financial Accounting 

  • Ability to think holistically across technology & function; People, Process & System combined 

  • A continuous improvement mentality; “better today than yesterday”  

  • Passion for delivering solutions that are simple, standard & automated  

  • Proven track record of delivering the design & execution of Workday enhancement projects; holding requirements gathering sessions with finance, documenting the ‘as is’ problems & ‘to be’ solutions with quantifiable measures, and delivering the identified solutions. 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with colleagues  

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment 


Everyone is welcome at Global  


Just like our media and entertainment platforms are for everyone, so are our workplaces. We know that we can’t possibly serve our diverse audiences without first nurturing and celebrating it in our people and that’s why we work hard to create an inclusive culture for everyone. We believe that diversity will set us apart, so no matter what you look like, where you come from or what your favourite radio station is, we want to hear from you.    

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to the recruitment process and workplace to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you require us to make any reasonable adjustments for you or to disclose a condition, please email recruitment@global.com.