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The New York Times

Workday Financials & Adaptive Insights System Analyst (REQ-012668_Norfolk)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Job Description

About the Role

As the Workday Financials & Adaptive Insights Systems Analyst, you will manage the ongoing support and maintenance of Workday Financials & Adaptive Insights including master data management, and related reporting and analytics. You will help with the transition from PeopleSoft Financials, with an expectation of learning PeopleSoft to bridge the conversion and understand the change management involved. You will support configuration, report development, create business processes and troubleshoot technical issues. The Workday Financials Systems Analyst works closely with Finance and business leadership to improve processes and use the technological capabilities of Workday Finance & Adaptive Insights to maximize system efficiencies. You will report to the Finance Sr. Manager.


  • You will provide daily system support for administering Workday Financials and Adaptive Insights
  • You will manage all FDM activities - changes in hierarchies and accounts, chart of account definitions and business rules
  • You will configure and maintain business process workflow, custom fields, work tags, custom validations, custom reports, dashboards, and integrations
  • You will partner with Finance, HCM and Technology teams to lead Workday system related projects, including system releases/upgrades, enhancement packages, and process redesign
  • You will create and maintain Workday Finance reports, dashboards, and calculated fields
  • You will help with Financial system audits, and maintenance of controls and documentation for compliance
  • You will maintain data integrity and enforce data mapping across Workday and Adaptive Insights
  • You will work with cross functional teams to guide improvements/best practices including analyzing and optimizing Financial Systems related workflows, platform design and setup

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • 5 years of hands-on experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience with Workday Financials and/or Adaptive Insights is required

  • Experience with accounting principles as it pertains to: General Ledger, A/P, Fixed Assets & Project Costing, and familiarity with financial planning & budgeting processes

  • You will work with individuals at all levels within the organization and can serve as a technical liaison.

  • Proficiency in excel (can perform complex functions) , reporting concepts and tools.

  • Demonstrated history of creating meaningful reports from Financial Systems.

  • Sound analytical skills with the ability to successfully troubleshoot and problem solve with both internal and remote users.

  • Always committed to delivering excellent customer support

  • In-depth understanding of how Financial Systems and general ERP practices can be used to support business processes.

  • Some travel will be required.

  • Hybrid work environment.


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