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For over seven years IBM has been partnering with Workday to bring innovation, analytics-driven insights, and high-touch customer service to our clients. Together, we are helping clients build smarter HR and financial management capabilities, and enabling them to fully realize the benefits of their Workday solutions.
We are currently seeking Sr. Payroll Consultants for our growing Workday Higher Education Practice. In this role, you will work with clients to understand business requirements and implement Workday Payroll solutions for clients in a consulting environment. Successful candidates will provide functional process knowledge and product expertise, and have the ability to translate Workday and client terms so that all participants can contribute to implementation success.
Conduct working sessions with clients to gather, understand, and analyze business requirements
Advise clients on industry standards for payroll set up in order to provide suggestions to achieve clean configuration and streamlined processes
Design and implement requirements in the Workday HCM Payroll solution
Configure the Workday solution
Devise creative solutions for events not captured by standard the Workday set up
Demonstrate configurations through the development of prototype systems
Work with clients to help convert legacy data into Workday
Provide subject matter expertise on key business process decisions related to Payroll processing (i.e., deductions, calculations, compliance, garnishments, taxes, etc.)
Leverage prior Payroll related Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience.
Understand Workday’s Implementation Methodology and use it on all engagements
Work with the Delivery Assurance team to ensure compliance with agreed to checkpoints
Provide the Engagement Manager with status reports and keep them apprised of overall project status
Ensure the client takes advantage of Workday best practices
Identify opportunities to position additional service offerings to clients
Participate in update training and other events that help share one’s product skills with other consultants
You thrive in a diverse, fast paced environment
You are passionate about learning and implementing new technologies
You think analytically and can effectively apply logic to solve problems
You have the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, despite conflicting demands
You have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and team with others
You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and can clearly articulate complex messages and requirements
You have a strong desire to work with clients and provide exceptional client experiences
In this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients. As such, travel to client sites may be required up to 4 days per week. Preferred candidates will live within a 50 mile radius of a major airport.
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 3 years of experience in Human Capital Management/Payroll administration, programs, and business processes
At least 3 years of experience deploying Payroll applications and/or HCM SaaS software solutions (i.e., Workday, SuccessFactors, ADP, Ceridian, Paychex, etc)
At least 3 years of experience in business process analysis and requirements gathering
Knowledge of the Higher Education industry and business environment
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
At least 5 years of experience in Human Capital Management/Payroll administration, programs, and business processes
At least 5 years of experience deploying Payroll applications and/or HCM SaaS software solutions (i.e., Workday, SuccessFactors, ADP, Ceridian, Paychex, etc)
Knowledge of Higher Education industry and business environment
At least 5 years of experience in business process analysis and requirements gathering
Certified in Workday Human Capital Management (HCM)
Certified in Workday Payroll
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