Job Location:
Holborn – London

Job Description

Workday FINS Analyst – Fully Remote UK

Reporting of the role

This role reports to Workday Financials Technology Lead

Overview of job

The Workday Financials 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 and Departments.

  • Built up a knowledge of the current Workday architecture including business units and cost centres and their respective hierarchies

  • Understood the technical requirements associated with our Chart of Accounts structure, Account Posting Rules, Revenue and Spend Categories

  • Got hands on with Business Processes built across all functions such as; Financial Accounting, Accounts Payables/Receivables, Tax, FP&A and their security checkpoints

  • Developed a knowledge of the tools we use within the team; Service Now, JIRA, Confluence & Miro.

Responsibilities of the role

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Support the Finance community with Adaptive Planning configurations for Budgeting and Forecasting

  • 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.

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

  • Experience holding requirements gathering sessions and documenting outcome, including designing process flows and helping define test scripts.

  • 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.

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

What you will need

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

  • Experience in Workday Financials configuration, implementation, and maintenance

  • Experience with Workday Report writer, security, and business processes.

  • Solid understanding of financial management processes, including Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables.

  • Experience running requirements gathering sessions and documenting outcome, including designing process flows and helping define test scripts.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with associates to troubleshoot and address technical and process issues

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

  • Part or Full-Qualified accountant desirable.

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 different 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.  

Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Global