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Alight Workday Financials Analyst (Cloud Deployment Solutions) in IL, United States

Our story starts with a simple universal truth: Every business is a people business. Our people are our greatest assets at Alight Solutions because People Matter! We strive for Excellence Every Day by collaborating with our clients and colleagues. At Alight, we Think Forward and we Act Now to shape the future of work and life for organizations, people and their families! Alight has 25 years of industry experience. Our success is fueled by the expertise of our people, and the strength of our proprietary and partner technology. Come join the leading technology-enabled HR and benefits service provider. Be Real with Alight and help us reimagine how people and organizations thrive.

As a CDS Workday Financials Analyst a typical day to include the following:

  • Responsible for the deployment of Workday throughout the project lifecycle, from planning and design phases through configuration, testing and deployment. The analyst will be actively involved in all of these stages in order to implement and integrate solutions for clients in a variety of industries.

  • Works with other deployment teams within the organization to ensure a fully integrated product is delivered to the client.

  • Begins specializing and deepening his or her skill set within the Workday system.

  • Develops working relationships with other members of the project team and management and begins consulting with external clients in order to build strong business relationships with them.

Perform the following on a project:

Document client design requirements Assist with building the Workday solution to meet client requirements Participate in system testing


  • Demonstrates awareness of how assigned responsibilities relate to that of the overall project and to the roles of other team members. Provides estimates for assigned tasks and follows established processes and procedures related to these tasks.

  • Participates in various lifecycle phase reviews to ensure conformity to requirements and specifications.

  • Analyzes and resolves problems as they occur. Performs research into problems, identifying opportunities to correct the situation and seeks opinions and feedback on suggested solutions.

  • Completes his or her own assignments on time and with quality and suggests opportunities for quality and process improvements.

  • Understands the value of a project plan. Monitors progress of tasks against plan and reports status to appropriate resources regarding project issues.

  • Contributes to knowledge management capital through activities such as sharing documented lessons learned, Q&A, documented deliverables, facilitation of knowledge sharing and training workshops, and as well as contributions to the organization’s sharesite.

  • Seeks feedback on performance, recognizes strengths and areas for development, and completes training and development initiatives as suggested. Seeks opportunities to learn and take on additional tasks.

  • Shows responsibility for corporate funds, materials and resources.

  • Understands the meaning of client satisfaction and applies it to the process of servicing the client.

  • Communicates client feedback to senior team members for action or follow up.

  • Understands and follows internal processes to respond to client needs.

You Bring Knowledge and Expertise

Required Experience:

  • Business Analysis experience which is the knowledge and experience with translating business requirements into system requirements.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

  • Ability to research and analyze to interpret data or functional concepts.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to client sites up to 50% of the time.

  • Successful completion of the Workday certification after selection or currently Workday Certified is a requirement of the role.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Responds with a sense of urgency to immediate needs.

  • Completes assigned tasks within prescribed times based on the deliverables, asks for help when needed.

  • Follows directions and asks for clarification of assignments when necessary.

  • Understands quality standards for own work and checks own work.

  • All verbal and written communications are conveyed in a clear, concise and articulate manner.

  • Chooses the appropriate time, place and audience to communicate information, express ideas and provide feedback.

  • Listens carefully to others and asks questions to gain or clarify one’s understanding.

  • Participates as part of a team, becoming familiar with the various working styles of others and their roles on the team.

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to the goals and objectives of the team.

  • Seeks help from other team members.

  • Represents the organization in a professional manner and demonstrates strong work ethics.

  • Accepts and adapts to change as directed, understands change is constant and necessary in order to improve both individual and team performance and growth.

  • Ability to recognize personal skills, abilities, limitations and strengths, taking appropriate action to pursue developmental activities and assistance from others when necessary.

Preferred Experience:

  • Workday experience preferred but not required.

  • Consulting experience preferred but not required.

  • Accounting experience preferred but not required.

  • Knowledge and experience with financial systems is preferred but not required.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Math, MIS, Finance, Economics or equivalent years of industry experience. CPA Candidate a plus, nature of work includes qualifying experience to satisfy CPA licensure requirements.

We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

About Alight Solutions

As the leading provider of benefits administration and cloud-based HR and financial solutions, we enhance work and life through our service, technology and data. Our dedicated colleagues across 14 global centers deliver an unrivaled consumer experience for our clients and their people. We are Alight. Reimagining how people and organizations thrive.

Our values are the essence of who we are:

People Matter

We believe in the power of people and know that the best ideas can come from anywhere. We act with respect and accountability, mindful that our actions affect the lives of millions in meaningful ways.

Excellence Every Day

We believe that every day is an opportunity for growth and are energized by going above and beyond what’s expected. We are one team, hungry for results, we focus on what matters, and know that for even the most difficult challenges, there is a solution – and we will find it.

Think Forward

We continuously reimagine what the future could be and believe that tomorrow is created by the actions we take today. We learn from one another, champion progress and challenge the status quo.

Act Now

We are brave in spirit, act decisively, learn quickly and get it done.

Be Real

We are forthright and genuine when we speak. People can always trust us to say what we mean and depend on us to do what we say.

Our Colleague Experience

At Alight Solutions, we are reimaging how people and organizations thrive. To deliver on this purpose, we do things differently. From company leaders to our newest colleagues, we all play a role in bringing our values to life. Every colleague shapes how Alight can become better, stronger and brighter – together. With technology as our catalyst and humanity at our core, we advance each day toward a better future in work and life.

We understand the powerful human connections that create success for organizations. We bring an industry leader's expertise and a true partner's commitment to our benefits and administration solutions around health, wealth, HR, finance and consumer experience.

Are you interested in helping us shape the future of work and life for organizations, people and their families? If so, you've come to the right place.

Help us reimagine how people and organizations thrive!

Our story starts with a simple, universal truth: Every business is a people business. We are Alight Solutions. Reimagining how people and organizations thrive.