Graduate/Trainee Workday Financials Consultant

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £25000 - 30000

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1366333

 Job Description

Are you a recent or soon-to-be Graduate from a finance or business background? Want to bring you knowledge in to an outstanding software consulting career?

As a Graduate Workday Financial Consultant in Kainos, you’ll work as part of a team to support the implementation and configuration of enterprise-scale Workday Financial Management software solutions for our global customer base, focusing on areas such as general accounting, procurement, receivables.


You’ll work co-operatively with team members to understand customer requirements when implementing Workday financials, and with the guidance from more senior consultants, you’ll deliver solutions that are aligned to customer needs. You’ll know when to appropriately escalate issues and seek support from your more experienced team members. 


As a Workday financial consultant, we’ll support you to become Workday Certified, a leading industry-recognised qualification, specialising in the workday finance management modules, and maintain this highly sought-after certification twice annually. Our comprehensive Graduate Trainee Development Programme will support and guide you through this development. 


Under the supervision of an existing Workday Consultant, your key tasks will include the following: 

  • Supporting Consultants and Senior Consultants in customer design workshops, including delivering functional demonstrations, and business requirements gathering and documentation; 
  • Investigating business solutions to meet customer requirements; 
  • Configuration of the Workday products to meet defined requirements, as well as associated data gathering and migration;  
  • Building open and trusted customer relationships and challenging the customer appropriately and effectively; 
  • Supporting customer Workday configuration testing and issue resolution; 
  • Completing all work assigned within the agreed time allocated; 
  • Providing your Engagement manager with status reports mapped against plan.



Who you’ll be:

Some experience studying in a financial area, or prior experience working in operational Financial role, even at a junior level, such as Accountant, Collections or Procurement Manager etc., or experience delivering/ using other Financials or ERP solutions

  • Good communicator, you will be willing to assume a customer facing role, with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Capable of working within teams and alongside customers, as well as on your individual tasks with limited supervision. Able to manage your time effectively and record it accurately
  • Able to apply all relevant standards and procedures to your own work, maintaining high quality and accuracy at all times
  • Aware of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensure security of information at all times
  • Able to rotate through various Workday delivery services specifically Consulting and Application Management Services
  • Able, if required, to travel to customer sites in the same region (minimal out of region travel may also be required)
  • Commercial understanding of utilisation within a services organisation and the importance of these targets



  • Basic understanding of Financials, or other operational software integrations