Workday Finance Architect - Procure to Pay

IBM London 2 months ago

Introduction
As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients' business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Workday Financials Lead Consultant for Spend (Procure To Pay), you will demonstrate experience in the following areas:
1. Project Lead duties:
  • Lead one more concurrent projects.
  • Help the Project Manager with planning tasks across all stages.
  • Lead workshops and design sessions, translating client requirements into deliverable functional solutions adhering to best practices Use your consultative experience to develop non-standard solutions to plug any functional gaps
  • Provide clear instructions & guidance to clients for populating workbooks
  • Plan and lead building of all prototype tenants and migration to Production including smoke testing activities
  • Deliver confirmation sessions demonstrating configuration in the prototype tenant builds, and ensure client team is prepared for testing
  • Lead testing support activities to ensure defects are resolved in satisfactory SLA’s
  • Ensure all Delivery Assurance (DA) Checkpoints are in compliance completed on time
  • Assist with Data Conversion & Reporting activities as needed
  • Assist integrations teams with functional guidance
  • Provide regular project status & budget updates to the Project Manager, highlighting and mitigating Risks and Issues early
  • Provide clear guidance to the client team and your consulting colleagues throughout all project stage
2. Spend (Procure To Pay) Pillar/Domain Lead duties:
  • Develop and maintain detailed methodology and best practices for this area, ensuring consistency across all Financials areas, as well as aligning with HCM / Global teams
  • Help build and manage a team of consultants. Guide and develop consultants new to Workday, both on projects and through internal training
  • Collaborate and share knowledge on product, methodology & best practices with your team
3. Pre-Sales / Solutioning Duties:
  • Assist with pre-sales activities providing input into bids / proposals / SOW’s as needed
  • Ability to accurately estimate scope, effort and resources required to complete projects
  • Develop and maintain Discovery Questionnaires, Scoping Documents / SOW’s etc templates

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Must have acted as Lead on 2 or more Large Enterprise End to End Workday Financials Implementations, demonstrating hands-on design/solutioning, configuration and testing experience in as many of the following Spend (Procure To Pay) areas:
  • Supplier Accounts/Contracts, Procurement, Business Assets, Expenses and Inventory.
  • Experience of global / multi-country deployments with localisation requirements
  • Experience of building, managing and mentoring a team of Workday Financials consultants
  • Be able to identify strategies, alternatives, approaches, risks, and mitigations to meet requirements, as well as assist in testing and resolving issues.
  • Experience of developing methodology and continuous improvements in delivery
  • Experience of assisting in pre-sales activities and ability to accurately estimate scope, effort and resources required to complete projects
Workday Certification – Mandatory
  • Workday Financials Certification

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience in Financial accounting and procurement roles. Associated Professional accounting qualifications.
  • Experience in any other Workday Financials areas: FDM, Financial Accounting, Budgets, Reporting, Customer Accounts/Contracts, Projects/PSA, Banking, Taxes, Supplier Accounts/Contracts, Procurement, Business Assets, Expenses and Inventory
  • 2 or more Large Enterprise End to End experience in other ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft etc)
  • Hands on Workday data conversion and/or report development experience

About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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