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Workday Certified Payroll Lead - South (R00075979_Raleigh)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Workday AMS Payroll Lead
Who We Are
We are Accenture, a global professional services company, searching for a Workday Payroll Consultant.
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.

As a Workday Payroll Lead your primary responsibilities may include:
- Researching and resolving day to day Workday US Payroll issues 

- Work with client to support the new requirements for Payroll in Workday 

- Creating and Updating Workday configurations based on requirement changes 

- Provide support for regular and special payroll processes in Workday 

- Provide support for post-payroll activities like posting, bank transfer and pay checks in Workday 

- Provide support for Legal and regulatory reports in Workday 

- Provide support for year-end reporting and other year-end activities in Workday 

- Analyze Workday Updates and provide recommendations to clients 

- Provide support for various Payroll interfaces in Workday 

- Provide support to core HCM application 

- Advise clients on industry standards and leading practices 

- Demonstrate design options through the use of prototyping 

- Provide support and guidance to the client’s parallel payroll testing 

- Act as a mentor to fellow consultants and analysts, including providing support for shadow assignments 

- Actively participate in update training and internal opportunities to share one’s skills and learnings with others within the organization 

- Understand and apply Workday and Accenture  methodologies. 

- Provide the Project Manager with status updates and keep them apprised of overall project status. 

- Demonstrate strong client and stakeholder management to achieve project objectives 

- Support innovation through the creation of new industry leading methods and assets  

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.


Here’s what you need:

  • Existing and up to date Workday Payroll Partner Certification
  • 3+ years of consulting experience, most recently in a Senior Analyst, Consultant, or similar level role, preferably with a large consulting firm
  • 3+ years hands-on Workday Payroll experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. (If Associate Degree, must have minimum 6 years of work experience)

Bonus points if:

  • Experience in Canadian Payroll processing 
  • Workday Canadian Payroll, Absence and/or Time Tracking experience 
  • Strong US Payroll process knowledge 
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgement 

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