Job Location:
Santa Monica, CA (Greater Los Angeles Area)

Job Type:


Workday Financials Business Analyst

Position Description

The Workday Financials Business Analyst is a member of the Workday Service Center (WSC) team in RAND’s Information Services department.

The WSC is responsible for managing a broad portfolio of financial applications, integrations, and reports delivered primarily through the Workday cloud ERP platform.

The Workday Financials Business Analyst must have strong financials experience in one or more ERP implementations and experience with at least one (1) Workday Finance implementation with solid skills in the Workday toolset while maintaining a rigorous commitment to quality, security and attention to detail.


  • Gather business requirements from our Business Community & management -and convert the business requirements to technical specifications to include reports creation/analysis for enhanced business analysis

  • Manage and build reports and conduct data analysis

  • Conduct root cause analysis to determine an appropriate action plan for break/fix issues

  • Configure and support Workday Finance and/or one or more of Grants, Projects, Timekeeping or Payroll modules

  • Maintain data integrity through all data transformations and transmissions

  • Participate and support prototypes and demonstrations of new functionality

  • Support the bi-annual upgrades processes

  • Act as primary named support contact with Workday -managing communications with Workday Support

  • Collaborate and contribute to the Workday community user groups


  • Experience implementing and/or supporting Workday Finance and one or more associated modules –grants, projects, payroll, or timekeeping.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in Data Quality and Data Transformation

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent documentation skills (samples of nonproprietary documentation maybe be asked for review)

  • Collaborative team player

  • Proactive, with a sense of ownership

  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn new functions and technologies

  • Expertise in the following Workday technologies:

    • Enterprise Interface Builder (EIB)

    • Report Writer


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from an accredited college/university.

  • Strong consideration will be given for candidates with a background in computer science, finance, or accounting.


  • Minimum 3 years of business analysis, technical business analysis &/or technical financials reporting.

  • Strongly prefer a Financial or ERP / Workday Financials background.

This position has a potential for working remotely.


Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet