Director, Partner Finance



Accounting & Finance
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023

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At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Do what you love. Love what you do.

At Workday, we help the world’s largest organizations adapt to what’s next by bringing finance, HR, and planning into a single enterprise cloud. We work hard, and we’re serious about what we do. But we like to have fun, too. We put people first, celebrate diversity, drive innovation, and do good in the communities where we live and work.

We are business finance professionals who love what we do and support the business both strategically and with operational excellence. Our team has a strong influence on how we can sustainably grow our company by providing the business valuable financial insights. We are committed to working hard, having fun and making an impact!

About the Role

Workday is seeking a finance professional to join the GTM Finance Team as a Director of Partner Finance, supporting our partner organizations. Specifically, this role will support the Partner organization and help shape the Partner Ecosystem investments, Incentives programs, and strategic growth initiatives. In this role, you will enable data-driven decisions by providing financial and operational analytics, benchmarks, insights and recommendations. We’re looking for someone who can balance strong business partnership with analytical thinking and modeling. Someone who is a self starter, comfortable dealing with ambiguity, a phenomenal communicator, and enjoys collaborating with diverse and talented people. This is an individual contributor role that reports to the VP of GTM Finance.

This is a great chance to join a top-tier Finance, HR, Planning and Procurement SaaS company in a growing FP&A group that will offer a ton of exposure and the ability to really influence the business because we support functions directly related to the products that we sell.


  • Budgeting and forecasting - Build and own annual and long term financial plans. Drive monthly/quarterly headcount and expense forecast cycle, ensuring accurate projections, appropriate level of reporting, analysis, and communication. Professionally present monthly and quarterly financial packages, providing qualitative financial analysis around key performance indicators.

  • Business partnering - Develop trusted relationships with and be the primary Business Finance point of contact for several VP-level leaders. Collaborate with leaders to provide the visibility they need to make key business decisions

  • Business performance reporting - Develop & communicate enhanced insights on business performance and spend effectiveness

  • Business processes - Become acquainted with business processes and highlight opportunities for automation and process improvement with cross-functional teams

  • Financial close - Prepare journal entries related to financial close activities (end-of period accruals, reclass entries). Liaise with Corporate Accounting to ensure correct accounting treatment of transactional activities.

About You

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance required

  • Minimum 10 years related FP&A / Operational / Strategic Finance experience.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Business Partnering Finance roles.

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in analytical and financial modeling skills (Excel / Google Sheets), with strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Exposure to accounting principles and their application to periodic financial reporting, planning and forecasting.

  • Ability to navigate systems for analysis and reporting. Prior exposure to products such as Workday Adaptive Planning and Tableau a plus.

  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and collaboration skills — nothing falls through the cracks, you over-communicate, and excel working as part of a team.

  • Willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment.

  • Positive, self-starter attitude with an eagerness learn and improve.

Workday Pay Transparency Statement - United States

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations in the United States (US) are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $192,000 - $288,000

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $159,800 - $288,000

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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