Sr. Functional Analyst – Workday Financials – SQL - Boston, MA Area - $$ Open

Position Title – WR77045R102017

Sr. Functional Analyst – Workday Financials – SQL - Boston, MA Area - $$ Open

Outstanding Compensation Package – Base + Bonus + Profit Sharing Relo. Possible for exceptional candidates – No Contractors/Consultants Please


Large, successful, and growing Boston based Investment Management Firm – Great Company – Lots of Upside – Outstanding Compensation Package – Bonus – Profit Sharing etc. Join a team oriented, collaborative, results focused environment and become part of an elite organization with great growth possibilities.

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for leading the delivery of system solutions and supporting the Workday platform - Financials, HCM, Benefits, Payroll, Recruiting, and Talent modules, with a primary emphasis on Financials. This position includes a combination of business/systems analysis and application support responsibilities. Functional knowledge of Finance and/or HR core business processes as well as strong systems analysis and support background, having demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies to solve business challenges is required. Strong understanding of the Workday security framework, as well as proven experience in creating complex dashboards and reports is required.

This position will be a “hands-on” role expected to support and maintain core configurations used across the application, security configuration, creation of calculated fields, and build/support of complex reports. The Senior Systems Analyst will also perform system analysis and documentation as it relates to new evolving requirements and enhancement requests. This role will be a liaison to IT Corporate Firm-wide Technology/ Development team and/or partner with vendors for resolution of complex issues, enhancements, and other technical support as required.

Keys to this position:

• We are seeking a Sr. Functional Systems Analyst with Workday Financials. The role is 70% functional and 30% technical. We went live on July 2017.

• Must have Workday experience and Financial Systems experience. The Financial Systems experience can be from other vendors but Workday Financials would be a big plus.

• Although the focus of the role is on Financials this individual will be part of the broader team and will also work on HCM modules which went live in 2016.

• This individual will work directly with the business so must have excellent communication skills

• Workday modules that will be implemented include Financial Accounting (GL), Business Assets (Asset Management), Supplier Accounts (AP), Expenses, Procurement and Projects.

• This individual will be a senior resource with 10 plus years of experience.


• Perform system administration tasks, including core setup data and cross functional configurations as determined appropriate

• Assist/support system security administration tasks, including configuration/maintenance at both the domain and business process levels, ensuring the alignment to appropriate security groups. This role will also create new user accounts, apply security roles as appropriate and perform/support quarterly audits.

• Provide end-user support; troubleshoot defects, bugs, and other system issues via research, testing, scenario re-creation. Recommending process or system workarounds where possible.

• Responsible for developing reports and providing report administration for custom reports used by various users across the firm

• Ability to create reports and dashboards to support current and future business needs

• Monitor various system integrations for errors, and provide basic integration issue troubleshooting

• Define, analyze and document functional specifications for new evolving business requirements

• Lead, track and manage all process change requests and system enhancements working with business owners to set priorities

• Leads the testing for Workday semi-annual upgrades, including the development of test plans and other supporting documentation (i.e. scripts). Review release notes, assess new features and impacts to business processes and basic changes in functionality

• Develop/maintain system related documentation, including development of training materials

Required Skills and Competencies:

• 5+ years’ experience in a systems role supporting Corporate Financials (and/or HR) applications, possessing a strong knowledge base of core business processes.

• Experience working with externally hosted and managed solutions is required

• 1-3 years of experience with the Workday financials platform is preferred

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Highly self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, taking initiative and/or lead role as necessary

• The ability to manage multiple priorities is required as is professional maturity with regard to handling of confidential information

• Bachelor’s degree required, a major in Computer Science, or related field is preferred

• Hands-on knowledge of SQL and relational database technology required.

Contact Information – Resumes in Word format to:

Gary Wright - President – Wright Associates – T – 508-761-6354 Email - - WEB Site –

Founded in 1999, Wright Associates is an employee recruiting and search firm that provides comprehensive recruiting and search services to the high technology executive requiring professional expertise in the talent acquisition process.