Finance Manager, Revenue



Accounting & Finance
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Your work days are brighter here.

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 perfection. We have 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 an agile and technically strong finance professional to lead forecasting and analysis of our subscription revenue, backlog, and related metrics. This individual will closely partner with our Business Finance, Accounting, and other cross functional teams as well as lead a small team of analysts.


  • Lead the forecasting, planning and analysis of Subscription Revenue, Backlog, Billings, Unearned Revenue, and related metrics.

  • Partner closely with the Sales Ops and Sales Finance teams on bookings, business drivers, and related metrics.

  • Closely partner with the accounting team to understand revenue recognition, backlog rollforward, impact of business drivers, etc.

  • Support the quarterly earnings release process and provide analysis around specific metrics related to guidance.

  • Provide regular and ad hoc quantitative and qualitative financial analyses around key performance indicators and develop insights on business performance based on the interpretation of financial results.

  • Identify and prioritize operational improvements & automation opportunities to streamline current processes.

  • Lead a team of high performing analysts.

About You

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related field required.

  • 7+ years of Finance and/or related experience.

  • Experience with SaaS revenue models required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to clearly articulate and communicate key messages to different audiences.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the attitude to adapt, deliver and think ahead.

  • Maturity to drive things forward and be a proactive contributor.

  • Strong technical, analytical, critical thinking, and influencing skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Proven track record of collaborating cross functionally and within team.

  • Experience coaching and developing talent.

  • Understanding of SaaS accounting principles and business metrics such as revenue recognition, ARR, RPO, etc.

  • Knowledge of Workday Financials and Adaptive Planning.

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: $133,400 - $200,100

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $116,600 - $200,100

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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