Workday® Payroll Architect - Remote

Newton, MA /
Payroll /
Kognitiv aims to be the best in the Workday® ecosystem in both customer and employee satisfaction. We want to hire the best, and we want to retain the best. We have seen that happy employees go hand-in-hand with happy customers. We truly believe that if our team feels engaged, challenged, and empowered with the work we do every day, everyone will provide top-notch service for our clients.
Our business is growing, and we are now seeking a talented, experienced Workday® payroll consultant to help expand our Workday® payroll practice.

As a Kognitiv payroll consultant, you will be a “jack-of-all-trades” when it comes to payroll. You may find yourself as client side payroll support on an implementation, augmenting the client side payroll team in configuration design and testing. Other times, you may help a customer with a phase 2 project or perhaps stabilize a customer that has recently gone live. And you may spend some time providing ad hoc support via our HelpDesk for a variety of post-production customers as well. For all customers, you will be responsible for learning each client's unique business requirements, devising solutions, and providing insight on best practices.


    • Work directly with clients to implement and support Workday® payroll solutions into their business environments
    • Closely follow the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals.
    • Manage medium to large sized teams
    • Deliver high-quality solutions across multiple industries

Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 4 years’ Workday® experience (client-side or as a consultant), including at least 2 years’ experience as a Workday® payroll functional consultant.
    • Workday® Payroll Certification
    • Workday® HCM Certification
    • A strong understanding of the Workday® payroll product, including Workday® Retro.
    • Training and experience in another functional area is a bonus.
    • A mastery of MS Excel, including PivotTables, vlookups, sumifs, etc.
    • An ability to identify the root cause of payroll problems in Workday®, as well as an ability to determine a solution, implement, test, move to Production, assist the client with determining which results need to be corrected, and help move the corrections into the tenant.
    • It is our intention for our people to work where they live, and most work is majority remote. However, in the context of our profession and serving our clients there may be times when you will need to travel. However, on average this is 5% or less travel per year.
    • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree

Professional Skill Requirements

    • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
    • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
    • Desire to work in an information systems environment
    • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent leadership and management skills
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Kognitiv (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Kognitiv or an affiliated Kognitiv business may not be eligible for consideration.
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