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Workday Financial Information Systems Manager

Boston, MA 02108

Posted: 08/24/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Workday Job Number: 556114 Country: United States Is job remote?: Yes

Job Description

Our Client is urgently looking to hire a Workday Financial Information Systems Manager to join their team for a full-time/Hyrbid opportunity (3 days in Boston office/2 Work From Home).

Job Description:

Responsible for the optimal implementation, support and management of all institution-wide financial information management systems, the Financial Information Systems Manager partners with administrators across campus to ensure sound financial and accounting information management.  



  • Responsible for managing, developing, updating, and ensuring the optimal operation of institution-wide financial and accounting system applications, including Workday, Adaptive Planning, Pilbara Insights, etc.

  • Responsible for working with the IT Services department and external consultants on upgrades, implementations, and maintenance of financial systems

  • Ensure custom report, query, and dashboard capabilities are implemented in order to comply with required reporting standards, in addition to the financial reporting request from senior leadership. 

  • Review and create the implementation specifications to develop and maintain efficient financial accounting and business processes.

  • Be the institution-wide subject matter expert pertaining to all automated financial and accounting information systems.

  • Provide leadership to cross-functional teams in addressing financial or systems issues.

  • Participate in the change board meetings and developing user documentation including FAQs, Job Aides, Operational Guides, Online Content, etc.

  • Partner with business process administrators and technical support staff to implement and maintain the highest standards of financial data management and reporting. 

  • Design, configure, and test integrations between Workday and all other external systems using Enterprise Integration Builder (EIB) and other Workday tools

  • Leverage business knowledge and expertise to identify and recommend opportunities for process improvements, advise stakeholders on options, risks and any impacts on other processes or systems

  • Partner with business process administrators to develop and implement new financial and accounting processes.

  • Stay abreast of industry changes, continuously seeking opportunities for improvements and policy changes to enhance efficiency and user experience.

  • Monitor institutional needs relative to  software and hardware capabilities, designing system modifications  to meet changing demands.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both verbal and written formats as well as to create and maintain positive, productive working relationships with both technical and non-technical personnel

  • Ability to operate independently, work within time constraints, and set priorities among multiple task assignments

  • Excellent judgment and strategic skills for ensuring mutually positive outcomes, balancing internal priorities with client objectives

  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, and consensus-building skills, as demonstrated by successful applications analysis and design, systems implementation, and project management experience

  • Experience managing constant, competing demands and limited resources with a positive, can-do attitude

  • Experience building and developing intra- and inter-departmental teams and teamwork


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or related field. Advanced Degree preferred.

  • 5 - 7 years’ experience with progressive management responsibility in  financial information systems and financial operations.

  • Working knowledge of automation/programming and expertise in managing data in relational databases, and the application of data visualization tools.

  • Strong understanding of financial operations and the ability to identify problems or gaps in the financial systems, solve problems in a creative manner, and implement opportunities for improvement.

  • Knowledge of Workday Financial software. Knowledge of Adaptive Planning software preferred.

  • Ability to create automated reports, utilize business intelligence tools, and design and implement complex modeling tools.

  • Open to learning processes and can translate that knowledge to IT teams.

  • Ability to work with people from different units as required to help address financial or system issues.

  • Ability to enact change quickly
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