Senior Financial Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 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

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 looking for a versatile finance professional to join the team as a Senior Financial Analyst supporting the North American Field Sales organization. This role will partner closely with the Revenue Operations/Field Sales and will be responsible for providing financial planning & analysis of operating expenses, headcount and project spending. A successful candidate will be a trusted advisor with the ability to build positive relationships with key partners across the organization.


  • Partner with the operational teams to develop annual financial plans and forecasts.

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting - analyzing financial results to understand performance against plan/forecast. Recommend a course of action if risk is present. Develop insights on business performance based on the interpretation of financial results.

  • Drive improvement projects as the business continues to grow, such as: bookings reports, spend tracking, deals analysis, ROI analysis and benchmarking.

  • Identify ways to streamline reporting by recommending items for automation, re-structuring, or elimination.

  • Ensure monthly financial results are stated accurately and in accordance with GAAP. This includes preparation and posting of journal entries for expense. Ensure adequate internal controls are in place and audit guidelines are adhered to.

  • Actively manage and track vendor and headcount approvals and changes using Workday.

About You

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Minimum 5 years related experience in finance or accounting (SaaS strongly preferred).

  • High proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Google Suite (Sheets, Slides).

  • Experience in the application of accounting principles to periodic financial reporting, planning and forecasting.

Other Qualifications:

  • Evidence of strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, particularly as it relates to new or challenging situations.

  • Champion for continuous improvement and innovative approaches.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

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

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: $123,400 - $185,100

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $96,300 - $185,100

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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