Spencer Stuart

Workday Finance Business Analyst

3+ months agoChicago, IL

Spencer Stuart is organized around industry and functional practices throughout all the major business sectors. With senior consultants bringing direct industry experience and knowledge to its specialty practices, the company is focused on responding to and meeting its clients' unique recruitment needs.

In 2019, the Firm acquired a new Company, Kincentric, that provides complimentary professional services to support leadership, workplace culture and employee engagement required to drive transformation and accelerate business value. At Kincentric, a team of over 400 expert consultants serve 50+ countries in every major geography, covering the Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) and Europe. Kincentric combines unmatched skills with local knowledge and global experience to help unlock the power of people and teams for any organization.

In 2020 a new Workday Operations Post-Production Support program was established under the direction of the Firm's Finance, Operations, and Human Resources Leadership; to support the newly implemented Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution. This Shared-Service team named "Enterprise Solutions," supports both Spencer Stuart and Kincentric ERP ecosystems. The program partners with users, analysts, project managers, and executive stakeholders to understand business needs and requirements to implement solutions for complex business issues.

Position Summary
The Workday Finance Business Analyst will be responsible for performing research and analysis on solutions to meet the needs of the business and delivering on recurring administrative activities. The ideal candidate will work to identify gaps and enhancement opportunities within the system, improve data & analytics capabilities of the firm, and manage the Workday application to support the Enterprise.

Project Delivery/Ongoing Implementation

  • Participate and assist with ongoing Workday implementation, optimization, and adoption
  • Identity areas for improvement within the system and research system functionality/trends
  • Deploy new features and functionality in Workday and other technology
  • Support documentation of requirements, configuration, test plans and user acceptance criteria for feature, user story, and functional delivery
Reporting & Analytics
  • Develop and maintain Accounting and other business reporting, analytics, and dashboards
Post Implementation Support
  • Provide technical consultation to business partners and specialists to support their program vision
  • Improve financial data quality, drive continuous improvements
  • Provide support for Workday, including researching and resolving complex Workday problems, unexpected results, or process issues.

Key Relationships
Reports to:

Product Manager of Enterprise Solutions

Other Key Relationships:

Talent Acquisition

Services Management Leaders

Portfolio Management

Operational Excellence

Director of Development in Chicago

Chief Information Officer

Change Management Team

Global Practice and Function Leaders

Consultants, Associates, Research Analysts and EAs

Chief Financial Officer and key finance stakeholders

Chief Talent Officer and key HR stakeholders

Ideal Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance
  • 1 - 2 years of relevant work experience (internships included)
  • Understanding of business needs, particularly from a Finance perspective
  • Knowledge of business process configuration, security administration and reporting
  • Experience managing system updates and releases
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Experience
  • Exposure to Workday or similar ERP system
  • Knowledge of HR workflows, Payroll and other HCM processes
  • Knowledge of Agile project management methodology
  • Prior experience in professional client services industry
  • System Administration/Production-Support experience preferred

Other Personal Characteristics for Success
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Dependable, great attitude, highly motivated, and a team player
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and competing demands using excellent time management skills; result oriented
  • Strong client service orientation
  • High accuracy and detail orientation
  • A solutions-oriented self-starter with ability to see the big picture
  • A demonstrated ability to research and leverage available resources to accomplish the task at hand
  • Comfort in dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty in dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • An analytical mind and a passion/interest in bringing new ideas to increase efficiency of exiting processes
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
Spencer Stuart is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to non-discrimination without regard to actual or perceived race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, marital status, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law.

Job ID: SpencerStuart-R1895