Workday Financial Aid Consultant (HE)

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/22/18
Virtual / Travel
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/22/18

Sierra-Cedar is seeking experienced Financial Aid Consultants. If you are passionate about Workday technology, assisting clients, and all the challenges that go with being a consultant, you will want to be a part of our team.  Our people have the skills and business expertise to provide exceptional consulting services to clients, helping them gain the optimum benefit from their Workday software. This position requires 50% travel with projects executed on-site at Sierra-Cedar client locations nationwide.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be the Workday functional expert and lead clients through the entire systems development lifecycle
  • Guide clients through all project phases including fit/gap, configuration and testing
  • Assist clients in fully integrating the Workday system into their current business environments
  • Advise client on options, risks, and any impacts on other processes or systems
  • Configure the Workday system to meet each client's unique business requirements and provide insight on best practices 
  • Work with the client and data migration team to help convert legacy data into Workday
  • Assist the integration team with design, configuration and testing delivered and custom integrations
  • Complete tasks efficiently and in a timely manner, reporting progress to managers
  • Continually seek ways to improve the process of delivering Workday solutions

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 5+ years experience in Higher Education student financial aid
  • 5+ years experience implementing student systems or other SaaS software solutions
  • Previous consulting experience as a functional lead with financial aid solutions preferred
  • Experience gathering functional business requirements and translating to solutions
  • Advances MS Excel (formulas, pivot tables, v lookups) and MS office skills
  • Workday certification preferred

CONSULTING SKILLS

  • Engage with all project stakeholders to build teamwork and develop trust and confidence
  • Take initiative and be resourceful in building your knowledge and skill level
  • Ability to recognize potential issues or software shortcomings then provide solutions to resolve those issues or software gaps
  • Produce quality deliverables that require little refinement or oversight
  • Possess clear and effective communication skills
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