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Payroll Workday Function Manager

Business and Financial Operations



Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Organization: Corporate Functions/

Location: US negotiable

(Midwest or East Coast preferred)

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People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Job Description

The Workday Function Manager for Payroll will be a key member of Accenture’s global payroll team and will be responsible for managing the interaction between Payroll and Workday. This position will require the manager to understand current and potential flow of data globally from Workday, and differences for each country payroll. The Manager will work closely with the teams responsible for source data in Workday and will be the global point of contact for any process changes, issues and questions to improve and automate current processes. The HR Function Manager for Payroll will work closely with Payroll Advisors and with IT Capability & Operations Leads who will assist with the communication with the local payroll team. Payroll Advisors and Local payroll teams will rely on the HR Functional Manager for Payroll to escalate process and system issues and drive to resolution and improvement. The role requires understanding of Safe Agile methodology and AzureDevOps. The HR Functions Manager will act as Product Owner for the Payroll Scrum within the Pay our People Release train, defining team’s priorities and objectives based on overall vision/roadmap of the portfolio. The role must partner across the Markets / MU and across key stakeholders as many of our processes may span cross functionally and require inputs from multiple areas. They must have or develop a deep understanding of our organization and its nuances and be able to finesse the processes to achieve defined outcomes. As a functional leader, the Manager will coordinate with regional and global leaders to execute strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a trusted relationship with various HR, Workday, IT teams and with Payroll Advisors and Local payroll teams leads.

  • Work closely with Global Payroll Functional Lead to communicate issues, resolutions and opportunities.

  • Work with the HR, Workday, Payroll Advisors and Local Payroll Teams to identify the key pain points and priorities, understanding constraints including cost, quality, effectiveness and other factors

  • Influence / shape thinking to help drive world-class execution and strategic alignment.

  • Drive a process mindset to ensure proper strategic alignment, prioritization, standardization and impact of projects and initiatives.

  • Work closely with functional area on project priorities, plans, reporting and understanding project risks and status. Ensure cross team involvement is occurring as needed.

  • Identify resource constraints and potential project delays in a quick manner to avoid surprises and ensure expectations are met.

  • Help identify dependencies between processes, projects and areas to ensure that all areas of improvement are addressed

  • Provide coordination among teams as needed to ensure a holistic view and “solving for the whole and E2E Thinking”.

  • Coordinate deep dives as needed on issue or risk areas that are identified putting in place a structure identification and resolution framework.

  • Ability to build a regional roadmap aligned to the payroll standard taking into consideration process, people, technology, vendor, data measurement etc.

  • Leading virtual and in-person sessions as needed, with team leaders and working with teams in delivering project objectives

  • Providing formal and informal training as needed

  • Learning new skills and techniques, and how to apply within existing and/or new parts of Accenture

  • Flexible working schedule to manage priorities across all time zones