Job Details

Sr. Analyst, Workday Financial Applications


Date Opened: 11/15/2021

Job Type:

Job Number: 210006ZY

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

As the Senior Workday Financials Analyst you will be responsible for delivering end-to-end financial solutions in the Workday Financial applications space. Responsibilities include defining, designing, developing, testing, documenting and supporting the finance/accounting functions at Saks Off 5th. The role requires exercise of discretion and independent judgement in evaluation of user requests/requirements, determining and implementing an optimum approach/solution and related documentation by applying system analysis techniques and procedures. The ideal candidate will work cross-functionally with Business leaders, Product Managers, Super users, Engineering, Change Management and other internal IT teams.

Role responsibilities include:


  • Establish, contribute to and adhere to all key departmental operating procedures around governance, project management, software lifecycle management, change management and application controls
  • Provide oversight on delivery of application solutions and enhancements
  • Act as the SME, provide guidance, to IT Support, development and integration teams
  • Design, develop, unit test and deploy new business functionality
  • Work with business users and IT colleagues to provide solutions to match business needs
  • Ensure functional documentation is created and updated
  • Provide project implementation oversight, support, including testing of new features, and other system changes
  • Ensure adherence to internal service management, internal SLAs
  • Manage the delivery of application features and functions workload and tasks
  • Gather and consolidate unrefined business requirements from multiple sources and converge them into meaningful functional specifications
  • Drive delivery of application features to successful completion by coordinating resources and timetables of resources and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews
  • Provide guidance on how solutions could help solve business problems
  • Using standard project management methodologies, analyze user operational requirements to design end-to-end solution, develop functional specifications, test cases
  • Provide support for both application and business process issues
  • Help document all requests and ensure that the project management process methodology is adhered to including submission/updates to the business requirements
  • Understand, perform and coordinate the analysis and design of business systems solution
  • Help Develop and execute system testing and test plans as required as well as coordinate and conduct internal user support and training
  • Act as a liaison between the business user groups and the technical systems groups
  • Help in identifying and document application integration requirements
  • Develop and test solutions in collaboration with end-users, execute production migration and post-install after care
  • Create and manage Workday Support Service Requests as and when required
  • Design and manage the delivery of program specifications based on consultations with supervisor, programmers, external contractors and end users


Professional Qualifications

  • At least 4-8 years of hands-on techno-functional experience in working with Workday in corporate accounting modules and projects
  • At least 4-8 years of functional or techno-functional experience in Workday financials modules specifically in the corporate accounting area: GL, FA, AP.
  • Demonstrated experience in being self-supporting in technology components: SQL, PL/SQL, reports etc. using TOAD or SQL Developer
  • Demonstrated proficiency and willingness to serve as an internal subject matter expert (SME) for Workday modules including GL, FA, AP providing feasibility analysis, solution design and new functionality implementation as required
  • Cross train internal IT on Workday new features, functionality and integrations
  • Deep exposure of information systems, business processes and measures of success
  • Ability to engage in various levels of application development including interaction with subscription service product managers/end users for requirement analysis, system analysis and design, system testing and integration, implementation and documentation required
  • Demonstrated experience in IT project management preferred
  • Experience in Agile Scrum delivery framework preferred
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices
  • Experience in building relationships with people at a variety of levels
  • Experience in applications integration to other third party applications
  • Experience in generating process maps for front-end related business processes
  • Ability to articulate to stakeholders the value of recommended approaches and solutions
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Able to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Outstanding analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Finance Business operations or IT related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least 4-8 years of IT specific experience related to analysis, development, testing, or equivalent experience acquired by serving as a key business SME on IT initiatives

Educational Credentials

         Bachelor’s Degree or relevant years of experience are required, preferably in relevant discipline.

         MBA or other advanced degree is an asset. You have Workday Integrations Certification.


Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate should possesses a thorough understanding of Workday Integrations and related technologies.  This candidate must have robust business acumen, and the ability to quickly assess a new environment and develop solutions that support the business strategic and critical objectives along with cultural norms. This candidate must be creative with a judicious mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action.  This role requires a player/coach mentality, capable of thinking strategically as well as rolling up one’s sleeves and getting into the work.  The successful candidate will be a change agent who is flexible, resilient, and able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid paced environment.



Job Qualifications

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

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