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Senior Analyst, Finance Transformation and Cloud ERP

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  • Finance
    • Indiana - Indianapolis
  • Full time
  • JR247802


The Finance Automation and Cloud ERP team is currently seeking a successful, creative professional to join the Cloud ERP Initiative, focused primarily on the Plan to Perform value stream. The Finance Automation and Cloud ERP is a team embedded within our Controllership organization that represents all collaborators across Finance on our transformation journey. This transformation includes the implementation of Workday Financials including Adaptive Planning, a complement to our existing Workday HCM footprint. This team supports Method 7 of our Corporate Strategy Initiatives to build streamlined, automated, thoughtful, and efficient processes with modern technology.

As a member of the Plan to Perform scrum team, this position will work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment with aggressive timelines and often competing priorities. The candidate must have a solid foundation and understanding of finance fundamentals including planning, reporting, and analytics. This position will be asked to challenge the status quo and envision “the art of the possible” through out-of-the-box functionality as we drive toward our goals of simplified technology architecture and reduced manual controls. The position will work across functional teams to identify dependencies and bring attention to Plan to Perform risks associated with the work of other functional teams. Business partnerships and communication will be critical across the, Finance & Strategy (F&S) organization, Business Technology, and other Finance organizations. The position will also work with external business integrators and systems integrators within the Plan to Perform workstream.

Success in this role will require creativity to re-imagine possible future processes with “out-of-the-box functionality” that will enable our ability to scale through automation. The scope will include a range of financial planning requirements that will improve or create operational processes and automate key steps. This position will report to the Senior Director for the overall Cloud ERP initiative.


  • Coordinates and collaborates with F&S, global accounting, tax, business technology, and integration partner teams to meet business needs
  • Represents the business point of view when designing and collaborating with a business integrator, system integrator, and business technology team
  • Work with various business advisors to assist in delivering world-class solutions that are highly scalable, secure, and flexible
  • Develop “to be” processes considering Workday out-of-the-box functionality. Provide recommendations and follow through with communication and implementation of new processes.
  • Provide critical input and insight into planning system requirements based on process knowledge and future state vision
  • Identify and prioritize F&S use cases
  • Coordinates timing of process owner testing efforts and complete unit testing and end-to-end testing. Provides support for user acceptance testing
  • Influences decision-making and outcomes to support core F&S interests
  • Communicates and calls out blockers in a timely manner and proposes possible remedies to overcome
  • Communicate the status of the project to cross-functional team members and management
  • Participate in internal process improvement initiatives to improve planning, reporting, analytics, analytical tools, and technical aspects of F&S processes
  • Ensure financial statement and operational risks are mitigated in process design

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Ability to work with remote management and business partners
  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience required. Experience will be evaluated based on theValues & Behaviors for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)
  • 3-5+ years of operational experience in managing financial business processes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial
  • Ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, solve problems, scope business requirements, and prioritize
  • Ability to identify gaps between desired future state and system functionality and recommend viable alternative options and solutions
  • Experience in a highly complex global organizations operating within large-scale ERP systems
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills required
  • Remains adaptable and flexible. Open to continuous change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and working in an ambiguous business environment
  • Ability to approach responsibilities with a beginner’s mind and serve as Change Champion for the Finance Automation and Cloud ERP team by communicating, advocating, and championing upcoming changes to impacted collaborators.

Experience/Skills Desired:

  • Workday Financials including Workday Adaptive Planning experience preferred

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