Job Description

Workday Student Financials Consultant Higher Education


Who We Are
We are Accenture, a global professional services company, searching for a Workday Student Financials Consultant Higher Education.


This individual will be part of a team of advisory professionals focused on cloud-based data-reporting operations that integrate and optimize the essential corporate functions of finance, analytics, planning and HR.


For many of our clients, successfully getting their data operations into cloud environments is a major focus. The enterprise data-reporting software of Workday is a critical component of many of the cloud solutions we design, which is why Accenture has assembled a team of more than 2,000 Workday-certified professionals.


What’s in it for You
Help HR and Finance leaders define and execute their strategy and give them the adaptability they need in a fast-changing world.


To help you take your skillset beyond Workday technology, our Transformation Powered by Workday Training will help you take your consulting to a whole new level.


Take your Workday skills and career to the next level, mastering complex projects while expanding your leadership and advisory skills with a market-leading team

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Be the Workday functional expert and lead clients through the entire systems development lifecycle
• Guide clients through all project phases including fit/gap, configuration and testing
• Assist clients in fully integrating the Workday system into their current business environments
• Advise client on options, risks, and any impacts on other processes or systems
• Configure the Workday system and integrations to meet each client's unique business requirements and provide insight on best practices
• Work with the client and data migration team to help convert legacy data into Workday
• Assist the integration team with design, configuration and testing delivered and custom integrations
• Complete tasks efficiently and in a timely manner, reporting progress to managers
• Continually seek ways to improve the process of delivering Workday solutions


For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.
 

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Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS:

• Workday certification in Student Financials and Workday implementation experience is preferred
• 3-5+ years of ERP consulting experience in a higher education environment and student financials
• Hands-on experience implementing Financial ERP systems in Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP or other SaaS or ERP systems
• Ability to translate customer business requirements to system configuration and business processes
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Strong Microsoft Excel skills, experience using pivot tables, vLookups and formulas
• Experience with object oriented applications is a plus
• CPA or CMA is a plus
• A Bachelor’s degree is required, Finance or Accounting preferred


CONSULTING SKILLS:

• Engage with all project stakeholders to build teamwork and develop trust and confidence
• Take initiative and be resourceful in building our knowledge and skill level
• Ability to recognize potential issues or software shortcomings then provide solutions to resolve those issues or software gaps
• Produce quality deliverables that need little refinement or oversight
• Possess clear and effective communication skills
• Quality and reputation matters, be in the game by showing your dedication to success
 

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $83,200 - $134,999 and information on benefits offered is here.



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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here


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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


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IL - Chicago,MN - Minneapolis
COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

Please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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