Workday Absence Consultant

  • Accenture Federal Services
  • Mar 23, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Job Description

Aligning technology with business strategy and goals they work directly with the client gathering requirements to analyze, design and/or implement technology best practice business changes. They are sought out as experts internally and externally for their deep functional or industry expertise, domain knowledge, or offering expertise. They enhance Accenture's marketplace reputation.


Key Responsibilities:



 As a Workday HCM Consultant experienced in Absence you should expect to be involved in the following in support of a Workday implementation project:


  • Support the HCM and Absence work streams of a Workday implementation, driving towards decisions and recommending best practices related to Workday functionality.
  • Identify strategies, risks, and options, recommend approaches and mitigations to meet client/functional requirements.
  • Lead, mentor, counsel and manage performance of project staff (depending upon project structure)
  • Advise clients on industry standards and leading practices as it relates to HCM and Absence.
  • Demonstrate design options through the use of prototyping.
  • Configure and test the Workday system.
  • Understand and apply Workday and Accenture DayNine methodologies.
  • Demonstrate strong client and stakeholder collaboration to achieve project objectives.
  • Support innovation through the creation of new industry leading methods and assets. 







Basic Qualifications:




  • 2+ years of consulting experience, most recently in a Senior Analyst, Consultant, or similar level role, preferably with a large consulting firm
  • Absence Certification or HCM Certification
  • 1+ years of HR process and HR Technology systems implementation experience in Workday, SAP, Oracle or similar ERP technologies (preferably cloud based)
  • HR system implementation experience must include an element of Workday Absence (or equivalent subject matter in a related technology) 
  •  Bachelor’s Degree
  •  Ability and willingness to travel up to 80%



Preferred Skills:




· Existing and up to date Workday HCM certification and Absence certifications


· If not already a holder of the relevant Workday Certifications, successful completion of appropriate Workday Certification(s) is a requirement of the role


· 2+ years prior experience implementing Workday with a certified Workday implementer.


· Proven ability work within a team-oriented environment


· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt to frequent change


· Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment


· Experience with Excel, Visio and PowerPoint


· Desire to broaden your expertise by obtaining Workday certifications and/or gaining deep expertise in additional functional areas


· Experience managing, coaching, or mentoring others


· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and can clearly articulate complex messages and requirements


· Strong desire to work with clients and provide exceptional client experiences


· Demonstrated commitment and achievement to delivery excellence and client satisfaction



** Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Equal Employment Opportunity: All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women. Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.