Workday Payroll Associate Director

at Guidehouse in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


+ Lead clients through all phases of their system implementation as Workday payroll expert – including business process discovery, design, configuration, and testing phases

+ Coach client during design phases, offering options, risks, and downstream impacts related to Workday payroll decisions

+ Configure the Workday payroll system per client business requirements and Workday standards

+ Timely and accurate delivery of project deliverables and documentation.

+ Collaborate on client integration design, configuration, and testing

+ Collaborate on client data migrations

+ Coach clients in Workday project approach and act as a role model in project implementations – testing, validation, issue management, communication to project leadership

+ Alignment and collaboration with project leadership – proactively communicating project risks and issues.

+ Alignment and collaboration with project peers and client team members.

+ Guidehouse team enrichment and collaboration – responsible for individual professional growth and sharing knowledge with Guidehouse peers to ensure quality and professional growth thrives throughout the Workday practice.

+ Manage remote teams as needed

+ Assist in optimizing the project approach/methodology tailored to client needs

+ Participate in business development and sales event activities

+ Assist in knowledge transfer and internal team proficiency development


+ Minimum Years of Experience: 4

+ Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

+ Passionate interest in continuous learning and professional growth, particularly in payroll systems.

+ 4 years of experience as a payroll functional consultant in full cycle ERP implementations

+ Prior Experience as a payroll functional consultant for ERP

+ Knowledge of SDLC and/or project methodology

+ Excellent Communication, written and verbal

+ Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills


+ Workday Certification -Payroll and/or Time Tracking

+ Professional Certification – FPC or CPP

+ Government Experience

+ Excellent Communication, written and verbal

+ Smartsheets, Visio, and PowerPoint

+ Business Process Discovery and Documentation

Additional Requirements

+ The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

+ This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona or Eastern, Pacific, and Central time zones.


About Guidehouse Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. Rewards and Benefits Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefits include: Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance 401(k) Retirement Plan Basic Life & Supplemental Life Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities Skills Development & Certifications Employee Referral Program Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

+ Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive

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Job Posting: JC213415252

Posted On: May 14, 2022

Updated On: Aug 27, 2022