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Senior Application Developer – Workday Financials and Adaptive

Chennai, India JR009343

    This is the position placed in the organization for building and developing relationship in the finance function from IT. You will be responsible for working day-to-day with your finance stakeholders to drive strategy, roadmap, and plan to deliver priorities that meet the current and future business transformation needs. You will be working with the senior leadership in accounting/finance and IT so prior experience working at that level is highly desirable. You should understand finance & accounting operations, modeling, processes, and reporting to influence and drive strategic decisions. Additionally, the position requires hands-on experience in gathering requirements, designing, building, and testing in Workday and Adaptive financial system. You should have working experience in integrating technologies and Workday security & reporting.

    This role requires influential skills to drive changes resulting from either the process changes, additional functionalities, or system enhancements. You need to be current with the technology to help drive changes for business benefits in the form of productivity, simplification, and standardization. You will interface with business teams regarding business problems, issues, and opportunities in the context of business requirements throughout the delivery lifecycle. You will analyze business information, translates requirements into functional specifications and champions business needs while balancing priorities, capabilities, and constraints of business environments.

    Additionally, you are required to spearhead some large projects from finance so having experience, knowledge of building project plans, schedule, risk and must have demonstrated work experience in executing projects using agile or waterfall methodologies.


    · Lead/drive meetings and cadence with the senior leadership in the finance and accounting team for strategic priorities, key business transformation initiative or roadmap discussions.

    · Lead Workday and Adaptive projects involving strategy, implementation support, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) optimization related to Information Technology (IT) operations, business processes, security, and data integrity

    · Lead/Participate in interactive discussions regarding requirements and possible methods of configuration within the Workday and Adaptive Module.

    · Interact/partner with the business to understand their needs and usage of Workday and Adaptive. Obtain and document all requirements for all setup and business processes, including all self-service aspects.

    · Plan, design, configure, test, and deploy functionalities for all new release, enhancements, or break/fix

    · Develop reports, calculated fields, validation rules, conditional routing, and business processes that support the requirements outlined. Mitigate any opportunities of inaccurate data, business process routing, or impacts to other business areas.

    · Configure financial model, attributes, dimensions, and user level access in Adaptive

    · Integration Adaptive with other applications

    · Execute the day-to-day activities of Workday and Adaptive advisory engagements for a variety of clients including process design, package implementation lifecycle support, and project reviews

    · Conduct testing of configuration and develop functional test plans, coordinate user acceptance testing, and guide the business users through the testing phase.

    · Review and map Workday business processes. Advise the business on system services available within the Workday and Adaptive applications.

    · Maintain the integrity of the Workday and Adaptive environment while being flexible and nimble to the business.

    · Manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously and result in complete and accurate outcomes within a timely manner.

    · Conduct root cause analysis to determine appropriate action plan for break/fix including impacted employees/users/data clean-up.

    · Utilizes business knowledge to identify areas of systems improvement opportunity and submits proposals for analysis that lead to recommendations of systems improvements.

    · Provides well thought out and actionable recommendations.

    · Identify and communicate findings to senior management and businesses

    · Work in a team environment that includes client interactions, workstream management, and cross-team collaboration; may have supervisory responsibilities

    · Accountable for functional workstream and/or project activities assigned by functional lead or supervisor

    · Interaction with all workstreams including technical, reports, conversion, change management and project management

    · Adapt existing methods, tools, and procedures to create solutions to deliver on client needs

    · Analyze business requirements to determine configuration solutions, documentation of requirements, solutions and impacts, alternatives, and final decisions


    · Workday Financials or Adaptive Certified / Pro is highly desired. CPA is a plus.

    · 5+ years of work experience in accounting or related function

    · 6+ years of configuring experience in Workday Financials, PeopleSoft, or SAP Financials

    · 4+ years of modeling experience in Workday Adaptive Planning

    · 3+ years of experience in budgeting and forecast processes

    · 2+ years of configurating experience in Workday PSA

    · Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting. The degree in Computer Science is acceptable provided the candidate has prior work experience in leading & supporting finance/accounting operations and fully conversant with financial processes.

    · Strong verbal and written communication, and analytical skills

    · Experience with implementation, EIB, and conversion to Workday preferred

    · Ability to manage Workday and Adaptive security access, groups, and roles

    · Demonstrate experience in building project plans, owning & executing projects


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