Workday Financials - Associate

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Workday Financials - Associate

NYC Private Equity

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Workday Financials - Associate at a prominent NYC Private Equity organization.

The Workday Financials Administrator will be a significant contributor in enabling the firm’s vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses.

An exciting opportunity to join the firm’s Technology team responsible for setting the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of major Workday HCM & Finance projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals.

–The Workday Financials Administrator will be responsible for assessing and responding to user requests for product or service support and identifying, recommending, and presenting possible solutions for user requests in support of the Workday system, with specific focus on the firm’s Financials module. This person will also assist with interpreting business requirements to develop, maintain, and/or modify changes to the firm’s Workday environment. The Workday Financials Administrator will perform application administrative functions, operational configuration changes as well as minor system development and integration. This position will also manage change requests, issues, and defects. The Administrator will resolve inquiries pertaining to the functional or work-flow operation of end-user requests. This person will also review Workday product releases in advance of go live and recommend capabilities that the firm should implement as it relates to Workday Financials. The Administrator will also collaborate with the Automated Test Team for developing and executing regression tests for the firm’s Kainos Smart implementation.

The firm views Technology as a distinct commercial advantage - enabling a host of opportunities that differentiate them from their competitors.

The firm is a fast growing and dynamic investment organization that is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work on new development initiatives, as well as bug fixes and enhancements
  • Should be able to work on project and assist in functionality mapping, configuration, testing, building custom integrations.
  • Capable to understand task requirements clearly and implement with supervision.
  • Collaborate well with global development and Human Resources (primary client) teams
  • Ability to adapt and develop solutions in an agile/hybrid environment.
  • Review Workday release roadmap, identify features and capabilities the firm should implement in Workday org.
  • Coordinate testing of Workday releases in advance of Production go live with the firm’s testing team
  • Support the firm’s Kainos Smart implementation
  • Gather and analyze requirements and provide technical advice and best practices with respect to integration development and implementation
  • Provide solution and integration development with Workday including requirements gathering, functional specs, design, custom development, integration build, testing, and deployment
  • Perform analysis and effective diagnosis of client issues and manage day-to-day client relationships
  • Workday Service & Support

Interaction with Others at the firm:

  • Work directly with Product Owners to facilitate business process analysis sessions, develop and deliver key components of technology solution.
  • Work with the firm’s testing team to identify and implement Workday testing capabilities through a combination of documented test scripts and automated testing
  • Provide constructive feedback to project teams
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the team’s goals through his/her actions
  • Collaborates effectively with others internally and externally across all levels, functions, geographies, and cultures
  • Contributes to the achievement of shared goals
  • Escalates conflicts to immediate supervisor when he/she cannot resolve them independently

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

Required Experience:

  • Two plus years of experience with Workday Financials preferred
  • Workday Pro - Financials Certified preferred
  • Knowledge of Single Sign On technologies, such as SAML, Okta and Microsoft ADFS
  • Proficiency in SOAP-based web services is also required
  • Exposure to Workday configuration and custom development strongly preferred
  • Desire application development experience with JavaScript, XML/XSLT, HTTP, Java, C++, ASP, SQL
  • Strong presentation and communication skills are required
  • Enthusiastic, professional, and confident personality, with a focus on customer success
  • Excellent listening skills to fully understand the customer requirements and pain points
  • Ability to translate customer requirements into implementation plans
  • Technical acumen to convert plans into real solutions that work
  • Driven by customer success with a team player attitude

Required Education:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent combination of education and experience

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for project/program management, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a leading global growth equity firm with $35B in Assets Under Management (AUM), providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. The firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

Posted On: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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