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Workday Financial Manager, MD Connect Workday Consortium (800199)

  • Posted: 3/29/2024
  • Best Consideration Date: 4/17/2024
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Department: Information Technology
  • Location: The incumbent will primarily telework with in-person requirements a few times per month. Office location is in Adelphi.


The Workday Financial Manager consults with and advises the Finance departments of the Maryland Connect Consortium universities.  The incumbent is responsible for leveraging the Workday Financials, Procurement, Expenses and Grants products to streamline related processes. The role requires a high level of expertise in Workday Financials and financial reporting.


Service Operations and Customer Support:

  • Provides guidance and leadership to consortium finance teams to maximize the benefits of Workday in solving problems and enhancing financial operations.
  • Interfaces with Workday to maintain knowledge of product enhancements and shares this information with appropriate central and campus team members.
  • Offers insights and recommendations to streamline reporting processes, improve data accuracy, and enhance the user experience.
  • Maintains documentation of finance-related system configurations, processes, and changes.
  • Supports training efforts for the Finance, Adaptive, Procurement,
  • Expenses, and Grants modules.
  • Supports efforts to resolve Tier 3 & 4 issues (i.e., Service Desk tickets).
  • Liaises with appropriate central and campus compliance and data privacy leads.

Technology Advancement:

  • Analyzes existing business processes, conducts gap analyses, and contributes to the design and transformation of workflows. Recommends functionalities that align with the institutions’ goals.
  • Advises on best practices for optimizing the use of Workday features.
  • Develops systems and structures as templates for institutions to use in the execution of internal and cross-cutting projects.
  • Leads Finance, Adaptive, Procurement, and Grants system upgrades, enhancements, testing validation, and overall performance of the Workday financial modules.
  • Collaborates across the Workday support teams and business functions to support system functions, ensuring up-to-date documentation of integration-related system functions, processes, and capabilities.

Strategic Planning & Project Management:

  • Works with the Executive Director to develop strategy, roadmaps, prioritization, and implementation of future products supporting the consortium.
  • Supports the Executive Director in facilitating the Finance modules governance groups and provides recommendations to help prioritize projects and requests.
  • Works with campus stakeholders and the user community to identify and scope process and system improvements, supporting automation and other efficiencies.
  • Leads and supervises approved projects and activities.



Required Education Level/Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or applicable related field. Related experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis with one year of full-time experience being equivalent to 30 college undergraduate credits.

Required Experience:

  • Two (2) years of hands-on experience with Workday Finance plus two other Workday finance products.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of finance operations.
  • Skill in configuring Workday financial modules.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely across technology and business teams.
  • Analytical skills to clearly define business challenges and identify and communicate technical and business changes required to address them.
  • Ability to drive decision making through a consensus-building approach.



Preferred Education Level/Certifications:

Workday Pro Certification – Financial Management, Procure-to-Pay, Adaptive Planning

Preferred Experience:

  • Workday experience in a higher education environment.
  • Adaptive planning experience.
  • Grants management experience.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Accounting knowledge.


Classification: Regular

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: FT

Salary: $110,000-$150,000

Benefits: Exempt Benefits Summary: includes full medical, dental and vision benefits, tuition remission at any of the 12 USM institutions, and a generous leave plan.

Application Instructions: Please combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and send to the following email address:

The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.

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