Jun 04, 2024

Senior Financial Analyst

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Pleasanton, CA, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description


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 excellence. We influence how we can sustainably grow our company by providing the business with valuable financial insights. We are committed to working hard, having fun, and making an impact!

About the Role

Workday is seeking a finance professional to join the NA Sales Finance team as a Senior Financial Analyst as part of our analytics team to support Sales. In this role, you will enable data-driven decisions by providing financial and operational analytics and forecasting, benchmarks, insights and recommendations. We're looking for someone meticulous about drilling down and understanding data, a self starter, a great communicator, and someone who enjoys collaborating with diverse and talented people. This role will report into Senior Manager, Sales Finance Analytics.


  • Develop and deliver insightful reporting and analytics of our KPIs, such as pipeline, bookings and productivity, to drive key business decisions on investments in our GTM motions.

  • Develop and maintain weekly, quarterly, annual and long-term forecasts for KPIs.

  • Collaborate on pricing and packaging strategies and analytics to drive the best outcomes for Workday.

  • In close collaboration with Enterprise Data Analytics, Strategic Finance and other analytics teams across Workday, engage in data definitions and reporting to deliver ACV forecasting and modeling; provide guidance on dashboard development.

  • Partner across the broader Finance organization to provide analyses for senior management, Board and Investor Relations.

  • Work independently and collaboratively with varying levels across the organization.

  • Synthesize ambiguous information and distill into actionable insights.

  • Develop and present regular executive level presentations to summarize key messages and drive decision making.

About You

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

  • Minimum 6 years of related experience across FP&A, Strategic Finance, Strategy, or Operations.

  • Strong knowledge of SQL and data analytics, and experience with Power BI, Tableau or other data visualization tools.

Other Qualifications:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills demonstrating the ability to synthesize complex topics and data into clear and concise actionable insights.

  • Financial modeling experience & analytical skills with a focus on building scalable, repeatable tools & processes with strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to understand the business beyond finance, and strong ability to think strategically.

  • Deep understanding of SaaS key performance indicators and metrics, and their application to financial reporting, planning and forecasting.

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

  • Positive, self-starter attitude with an eagerness to learn and improve.

  • High proficiency in SQL, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Google Sheets and Slides.

  • Knowledge of Workday Financials or Adaptive Planning a plus.

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations 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: $130,900 USD - $196,300 USD

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $101,100 USD - $196,300 USD

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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