Manager, Workday Financials

Manager, Workday Financials

Opportunity in Financial Services Organization


Location: 20 East Thomas, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Remote working is acceptable.

Summary:

Advisor Group, one of the nation’s largest networks of independent financial advisors, is currently looking for a WORKDAY FINANCIALS MANAGER.  Joining the company’s Finance, this role will work within a fast-paced and dynamic environment that values talent, innovation, and delivery of best-in-class solutions.

 

The team is seeking someone with accounting and finance operational experience as well as Workday and system configuration expertise.  The organization is growing organically and through acquisitions requiring system optimization and business integration work with mindfulness towards controls and compliance.  The role will partner strongly with members of the Finance Team and the HRIS Manager (Advisor Group has Workday HCM.) 

You will have the opportunity to participate in continuous process improvements within our existing Workday Finance application, including:  research, design, development, deployment, monitoring, accounting close cycles, and reporting.  This role will support the enterprise with operational and project responsibilities.  

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot business process failures and integration issues.
  • Create and schedule custom reports and report groups.
  • Manage the following WD modules: expenses, banking and settlement, cash management, procurement, contracts, projects, supplier accounts, and accounting.
  • Serve as a strong consultative partner to Accounting, FP&A, Treasury, Accounts Payable, Procurement, Expenses, HR, and Payroll.
  • Collaborate with Finance business functions to align business requirements, business processes, security groups/roles, and integration design.
  • Gathering business and security requirements, performing system design and configuration, mapping and validating data conversion, creating test plans, conduct testing, create and test reports and providing ongoing support.
  • Develop and maintain Finance training materials and conduct in person or online training.
  • Develop user testing scripts, participate in testing efforts for regular releases and updates, and support users with those changes.
  • Maintain the confidentiality and security of data accessed during daily activities.
  • Support future business needs in areas of Workday Financials, to include implementations and enhancements for Ascend (OCR for AP) and Adaptive (FP&A).
  • Support additional projects as assigned.

Basic Requirements:

  • Workday Pro Financials certification, or Workday Financials Eco certification.
  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience in Finance operations and a BA or BS degree.
  • Minimum 5+ years of Financials system functional experience required (configurations, security, custom reports).
  • Two year’s Workday experience configuring Workday Financials and developing custom reports and operational support 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to consult with and present to senior Finance and Accounting leaders.
    Proven detail oriented and analytical skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multitask in fast pace dynamic environment.
  • Strong team player and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Solid understanding of finance and accounting functions.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Accounting experience preferred
  • Experience with Optical Character Recognition (AP/Ascend)
  • Experience with Adaptive
  • Other relevant Workday certifications, such as Workday Pro Reporting.
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Equal Opportunity Employer

Advisor Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Advisor Group.

Unqualified Applications

Advisor Group does not consider applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting.

Recruiting Agencies

Advisor Group only accepts candidates from contracted recruiting firms and only for searches approved prior to submissions. Fees will not be paid for unsolicited submissions.