Workday Financials Functional Lead (Consultant) at Clarksons, London, £Contract Rate

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  • London, UK
  • Jul 04, 2024
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Job ID:  4029
Department:  Accounts
Category:  Finance/Accounting

London, GB

Employment Type:  Contingent worker


  • Workday Financials Functional Lead
    Clarksons is currently looking externally to perform this role.  The role has arisen from the implementation of Workday Financials into key entities within The Group and a need to deploy Workday to the UK entities including the Expenses module, and build on the existing functionality in Oslo and Aberdeen.

           The candidate would have the following qualities and responsibilities:


           UK Deployment

    • Lead process design workshops across all Finance processes areas to capture detailed requirements.
    • Establish critical UK Clarksons requirements.
    • Identify any local regulations or conditions which require exceptions to be made within the Global Template.
    • Identify any gaps between current Foundation Data Model and the requirements for phase two companies belonging to business segments not covered previously.
    • Act as ‘interpreter’ between Systems Integration functional and/or technical resources and internal Finance stakeholders.
    • Work with and support the Systems Integration Expert to understand WorkDay best practise processes and configuration, as well as any constraints, to articulate these to key stakeholders during process design, and ensure both workstreams run seamlessly in tandem.
    • Contribute to creative process design efforts where deviation from standard template process is required, as per Clarksons requirements.
    • Carry out functional testing of WorkDay solutions to ensure processes have been configured correctly according to Clarksons business requirements.
    • Define and document critical test scenarios across each stream i.e., core financials, integrations, and expenses.
    • Lead testing effort at various stages of the project to ensure that the application is configured according to business requirements, agreed designs, and successfully integrates with other business applications used in Clarksons.
    • Develop business process documentations relating to all Finance processes.
    • Support clear process documentation (i.e., Training manual) of consistent execution of Finance processes post go-live and ensure that roles & responsibilities and hand-offs are understood by all participants within each process.
    • Provide inputs to Change Management agenda, supporting the effective adoption of the solution. 
    • Support the identification of all change management activities required to ensure that all end-users are sufficiently skilled and knowledgeable to successfully execute all processes and transactions.
    • Actively support through data conversion, migration, and reconciliation for all in-scope entities.

Improvements to existing functionality

    • Supporting team with functional queries and advising Workday capabilities and constraints.
    • Review of current configuration and recommendations for improvements.
    • Understanding and documenting requirements, communicating possible solution and obtaining sign offs.
    • Changes and updates to the configuration of the tenant, support team through testing and move to production.
    •  Review, design, implementation of financial processes and controls.


This is an opportunity to work in a small hands-on team within a fun, fast paced environment, which requires a proactive self-starter.