Lead Workday Finance Analyst

Bristol, United Kingdom
about 2 months ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

Please ensure you have Right to Work in UK status confirmed before applying as we are unfortunately unable to provide sponsorship for this role.


We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.


Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

The Workday Team at OVO supports the entire OVO group, working with the People and Finance functions by configuring system updates, implementing new functionality and providing the business with accurate and timely reporting. The ideal candidate exhibits self-motivation, excellent communication skills and has strong experience of working within Workday HCM modules to configure and improve processes.  


What will I be doing?

Finance & Payroll - i.e. multifunctional area of ownership   Key responsibilities include:   Strategic Roadmapping & Vision
  • Create and promote a finance systems vision for Workday at OVO
  • Responsible for roadmap, and prioritisation of ERP changes and change management across finance and payroll 
  • Engage with Workday to partner on new Workday functionality and systems improvement - including holding Workday talks/sessions and early adopter involvement.  
  Key Stakeholder Partnering 
  • Serve as a primary resource in relation to Workday setup and maintenance including efforts as it relates to Workday implementation and training for Finance and Payroll
  • Leading on stakeholder engagement of Workday Finance and Payroll - including software development opportunities and analysis of core performance including targets for improvement.
  Systems Security, Integrity & Governance 
  • Accountable for the financial and payroll Workday security model 
  • Accountable for regular audit of user access aligning to company policy
  • Accountable for any finance or payroll related systems maintenance 
  Programme Management 
  • Accountable for all finance and payroll projects running to time and budget
  • Responsible for all finance and payroll project sizing and scoping with key stakeholders, creating and maintaining a Workday Programme for Finance and Payroll 
  • Responsible for team sizing and internal resource management of the Finance and Payroll team within Workday 
  • Responsible for any 3rd party engagement and management related to Finance and Payroll (budget management, supplier management, procurement, review, keep in check) 
  Is this the job for me?   Ideally you will have:  
  • Strong working knowledge of using Workday within Finance 
  • 2+ large scale implementations including international set up 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong acumen of financial systems architecture, requirements, testing and implementation
  • Have experience with working with multiple external stakeholders to drive innovation and collaborative change, and a willingness to share learnings and experiences with others
  • Be a qualified Accountant (ACCA,ACA,CIMA) 
  • Strong financial background and experience 
  • Delivery focused mindset 
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial business processes 
  • Experience of Workday administration - including user and security configurations 
  • Demonstrable technical aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving 



Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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