• 19101- Workday Financial Analyst

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/4/2019 2:40 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Workday Business Analyst at our Washington, DC office.

    The Business Analyst will work with the Business Services Team Lead during a limited-term operations system migration project. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of Finance and Accounting processes, protocols, and procedures, and must have experience with the Workday application. The Business Analyst will be joining a team of eight Business Analysts dedicated to the operations system project and will support the Financial modules within Workday. Preference will be shown to those with full systems implementation experience, from discovery to design to go-live. The Business Analyst will serve as an application Subject Matter Expert and help guide end-users on how best to configure the system for our organization.


    This is a limited term position for an estimated 12-month duration with the possibility to extend.




    • Experience with some combination of the following Workday modules: Financial Accounting, Assets, Expenses, Procurement, Banking, Customers, Suppliers, Sponsors, Grants, and/or Projects is required. Note to applicants: this is not a Workday HCM role.
    • Work closely with end-users and Subject Matter Experts to review existing business processes. Identify improvements and opportunities for efficiency where possible.
    • Elicit and analyze requirements from end-users. Transform requirements into new and updated existing business processes, ensuring alignment with designed configuration of our selected ERP applications.
    • Develop and maintain formal business process documents and diagrams comprehensive of actions to, from, and within the Workday application, inclusive of budgeting tool Adaptive Insights and grants management tool SmartSimple.
    • Work with WWF IT staff and vendors to create, test, and confirm new process solutions, including configurations and integrations.
    • Support Testing Lead by assisting with test script creation and execution during unit testing, end-to-end testing, integration testing, and regression testing.
    • Support Training Lead by relaying opportunities for user guides and change management.
    • Support Reporting Lead by gathering requirements for financial reports. Ability to write Workday reports preferred.
    • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert of the Workday application to all project team members and end-users.
    • Document technical solutions in user friendly language that combines needed business information with functional technical writing.
    • Communicate frequently, effectively and professionally with internal and external customers and vendors.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a business administration or IT related field desired. Relevant work experience may be substituted.
    • Minimum 4 years in a business analyst capacity, with at least 2 years focused on Finance and Accounting processes desired.
    • Must have experience with Workday finance modules.
    • Must have systems implementation experience.
    • Strong knowledge of ERP systems desired.
    • Experience with Workday Report Writer preferred but not required.
    • Experience with diagraming tools a plus.
    • Experience with Adaptive Insights a plus.
    • Experience with SmartSimple a plus.
    • Experience with JIRA a plus.
    • Ability to quickly grasp complex business processes and transition to documentation for various audiences – both end-user and technical.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to think creatively and solve problems.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Team player and willingness to jump into any project.




    To Apply:

    • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #19101
    • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

    As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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