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Workday Financial Systems Director

Red Ventures

Red Ventures

Accounting & Finance
Charlotte, NC, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Red Ventures is looking to hire a Workday Financial Systems Director to lead the Company’s internal Finance team. This position is responsible for leading the strategy and operations of the Financial Systems team within the Finance department, reporting to the VP of Accounting.

Ideal candidates will possess a positive and energetic attitude and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. This position will have an immediate impact on Red Ventures and daily exposure to our executive leadership team.

What You'll Do

  • Drive vision and strategy for core financial systems; oversee design and implementation of standardized processes and procedures to promote consistency and scalability across the organization.
  • Develop and oversee multi-year transformation program roadmap and provide ongoing status updates to leadership; identify, scope and prioritize projects based on impact and business needs.
  • Assume responsibility for product selection in conjunction with key stakeholders; stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in finance transformation, incorporating learnings into organizational strategy.
  • Assume responsibility for product governance in conjunction with key stakeholders; ensure robust governance and change management for financial systems, including documentation, socialization, presentation and approval through stakeholder groups to ensure informed decision-making.
  • Oversee master data management in conjunction with key stakeholders; serve as data steward for financially relevant data.
  • Assume responsibility for IT General Control compliance for financial systems; utilize knowledge of IT, finance and accounting processes to enhance controls and compliance frameworks to mitigate risk.
  • Oversee operating and capital budget for financial systems; assume responsibility for Program Management and Risk Monitoring/Mitigation for financial system initiatives; monitor KPIs and metrics to assess the effectiveness of finance transformation efforts and make data-driven decisions.
  • Assume responsibility for Vendor vetting/selection and management (along with key stakeholders); manage and leverage vendor and third-party relationships in support of financial system.
  • Remain abreast of key business objectives; enhance partnership with stakeholders to deliver business-critical technology and support decision-making; take active role in evaluating significant business events (M&A, new partnerships, reorganizations) to ensure appropriate system design to meet business requirements.
  • Enhance partnership and alignment with Finance Leadership, IT and HRIS; communicate progress to stakeholders, solicit feedback, and drive alignment on transformation initiatives.
  • Build strong interpersonal relationships, influence and negotiate with stakeholders, and communicate level of effort to set expectations with stakeholders.
  • Assume responsibility for resource planning and management for both internal and external resources
  • Motivate and set direction for team; assume responsibility for development of a high-performing team.

What We're Looking For

  • 7-10 years of progressive experience leading financial system administration team (5+) for medium to large global organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, management, MIS, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience, including accounting/financial systems knowledge; finance/accounting functional experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience driving global medium-to-large enterprise ERP delivery/finance transformation project w/ multi-company consolidation and multi-currency, including full redesign of financial data model
  • Experience developing financial systems governance model and change management process from the ground up
  • Experience developing strategic long-range plans; able to translate strategic vision and objectives into executable outcomes
  • Proven successful in fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Change agent; capable of building and delivering compelling presentations and influencing leadership
  • Excellent people skills – able to build results-oriented relationships; strong partnering and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to develop a high-performing team
  • Demonstrated experience with Vendor Selection, Vendor Management and Product Selection
  • Expertise with Program/Project Management
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Direct experience with Workday/Blackline/Netsuite/Adaptive Planning/Looker a strong plus


  • Cash Compensation Range: $170,000k-$200,000k*
    *Note actual salary is based on geographic location, qualifications, and experience.

Additionally, the following benefits are provided by Red Ventures, subject to eligibility requirements.

  • Health Insurance Coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) with match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Bonding Benefit Program

Who We Are

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures (RV) is home to a diverse portfolio of industry-leading brands and businesses, strategic partnerships and proprietary technology – including Bankrate, Lonely Planet, CNET, The Points Guy, BestColleges and more. Together, RV helps millions of people worldwide make life’s most important decisions, accelerates digital adaptation, and innovates the online consumer experience by improving every step of the consumer journey – from first discovery of information, throughout the decision-making process, to transactions. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures employs thousands of people across the US and Puerto Rico, with international offices in the UK and Brazil. For more information, visit https://redventures.com and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

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