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Senior Workday HCM Analyst

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Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses with over 3 million subscribers globally.

Number of employees

5,000+

NZ flag New Zealand only
Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.
At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

About the role:

As a Senior Workday HCM you will be a key member of the People and Finance Systems team with a HRIS focus in Workday. Working across departments and geographies, interacting with our key business stakeholders in Human Resources (PX), Finance, Payroll and IT. You will also continue to work with vendors and other third parties providing and supporting our solutions. Working alongside the Senior Group Product Manager, Product Manager as a senior member of the team, you will be expected to approach tasks as an subject matter expert, inputting on strategic direction of the team and ensuring delivery.

What you'll do:

    • Working closely with leadership to develop or improve frameworks within the team to better deliver on tasks through the lens of an SME.
    • Develop a clear understanding of the features on the teamʼs roadmap. Along with the Senior Group Product Manager, Product Manager, other HCM Analysts you will help with the delivery of the team's roadmap.
    • Making, documenting and executing evidence-based decisions and approaches, following best-practise principles; and escalating for review where needed.
    • Collaborating with peers as a coach where needed, allowing you to further develop your coaching attributes, and to assist those around you as the HCM SME.
    • Where required, assist the Product Manager to qualify and analyse work requests with a clear understanding of purpose, audience and intended approachWork closely with the Senior Group Product Manager, People Lead and Product Manager to set expectations for delivery, based on best understanding estimations and fostering a culture of collective ownership and accountability for the work completed within the team.
    • Proactively identify and facilitate the removal of impediments, protecting the team from disruption and helping them honour commitments.
    • Create / contribute to a fun working environment, living Xeroʼs values daily, with a focus on customer service and delivery both within the immediate team and wider People Systems Team.

What you'll bring:

    • Hands-on experience of business requirements gathering and solution delivery as a Business Analyst, Systems Analyst or Manager.
    • Experience with drafting and delivering documentation related to cloud and/or bespoke deliverables and customers - this includes business cases, solution documents and technical/functional specifications.
    • Strong technical understanding with finance, people, recruitment, payroll, and collaboration tools (Workday experience is required and Netsuite and Lever experience is preferred).
    • Previous experience where you have acted as an escalation point would be beneficial.
    • Advanced experience with traditional and Agile project methodologies.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to articulate concepts and outcomes to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Being a champion for the customer and the business and quickly building effective working relationships with others at all levels of the organisation.
Why our team loves working for Xero:
💰 #Rewards
Employee share plan (become a shareholder in Xero!)
❤️‍🩹 #Wellbeing
10 days wellbeing leave per year - we acknowledge there’s more to your wellbeing than being unwell, this leave covers mental health, medical appointments, care for dependents etc
Private Health Insurance, fully subsidised by Xero!
Income Protection
Life Insurance
3 days gifted days leave over end of year period to enjoy that holiday spirit
Xtra Xero Leave - 5 days gifted to take from the day you join.
Access to free, confidential support for you and your family through our EAP program
Spend one day per year making a difference in the community with our volunteer leave
📚 #Growth
Opportunity to work with senior leaders across the business through multiple #beautiful mentoring and development programs
Global company with offices across 8 countries and 20 cities worldwide!
🎊 #Social
Regular team events and socials - from weekly shared lunches to EOW Friday socials (think cheese boards, board games and BBQ!)
Awesome offices equipped with the latest technology, as well as barista made coffee, ping pong and Nintendo Switch for those moments needed to switch off
🤝 #Work-life Balance
Flexible working options; whether you work best from one of our decked out Xero offices or home- the choice is up to you!
🏡 #Family
Generous parental leave allowance with 26 weeks paid, and return to work flexibility and support6 weeks of partner’s leave, full pay, to support with baby care
Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

About this role

May 16th, 2023

March 17th, 2023

Full Time

Senior
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Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

Founded in 2006, Xero now has 3.5 million subscribers and is a leader in cloud accounting across New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom

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An incentive plan that pays in shares. It makes a big difference when we all own a piece of the company and share in its success.

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Regular team events and socials - from weekly shared lunches to EOW Friday socials (think cheese boards, board games and BBQ!)

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Spend one day per year making a difference in the community with our volunteer leave.

Healthcare benefits

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Private Health Insurance, fully subsidised by Xero!

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