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Senior Financial Analyst – Product
Workday is seeking a finance professional to join the Product & Technology Business Finance (i.e. FP&A) team in a role focused on business partnering and financial performance analysis and reporting. We’re looking for an organized, detail oriented, self-starter with a desire to learn. This is an individual contributor role that reports to the Director of Finance.
This is a great chance to join a top-tier SaaS company in a growing FP&A group offering a ton of exposure and the ability to really influence the business.
Budgeting and forecasting – Drive monthly/quarterly headcount and expense forecast cycle, ensuring accurate projections, appropriate level of reporting, analysis, and communication
Business partnering – Develop trusted relationships with and be the primary Business Finance point of contact for several VP-level Product and Development leaders. Collaborate with leaders to provide the visibility they need to make key business decisions
Business performance reporting – Prepare monthly/quarterly financial review presentations (including collecting, formatting, and analyzing information) and assist in presenting the materials to senior leadership teams
Financial, Operational, Ad-hoc analysis – Combine quantitative and qualitative analysis to highlight business risks and opportunities for business units. Participate in the continuous planning process by delivering product revenue forecasts and building business cases to unlock future investment. Promote product level profitability objectives, and help your business partners achieve their financial targets.
Business processes – Become acquainted with business processes and highlight opportunities for automation and process improvement with cross-functional teams
Financial close – Occasionally prepare journal entries related to financial close activities (end-of period accruals, re-class entries)
Must have technical skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics with 5+ years related FP&A / Operational / Strategic Finance experience. MBA a plus
Proficiency in analytical and financial modeling skills (Excel / Google Sheets), with strong attention to detail and accuracy. Prior experience with Revenue forecasting or building business / investment cases a plus
Exposure to accounting principles (revenue, cost of revenue, operating expense) and their application to periodic financial reporting, planning and forecasting. Knowledge of SaaS finance concepts – ARR, net dollar retention, LTV, etc a plus
Ability to navigate systems for analysis and reporting. Prior exposure to products such as Workday Adaptive Planning and Tableau a plus
Must have soft skills:
Exceptional organizational, communication, and collaboration skills — nothing falls through the cracks, you over-communicate, and excel working as part of a team
Willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment
Positive, self-starter attitude with an eagerness learn and improve