Workday Finance Systems Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 8,400 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 130 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,400 employees located globally. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit

This is a key role in the Workday support team. Reporting into the Head of Data and Systems you will be responsible for the maintenance and support of finance function aspects of Workday, covering business processes, controls, data and reporting.

This is a hybrid role, with the expectations of 2 days a week in the London office.


  • Serve as the IS partner supporting Finance areas in Workday, including FP&A, Reporting, AP, AR, Procurement and Expenses
  • Provide consultation to Finance process leads, building domain knowledge, gathering requirements, providing solutions and impact analysis
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on current and upcoming Workday capabilities
  • Create, maintain and facilitate training and documentation on Workday financial areas
  • Maintain master data values in Workday across areas of responsibility
  • Configure, test, validate and implement Business Process changes in Workday
  • Assist in testing of integrations, security and recurring events such as Workday updates
  • Maintain and update system configuration, such as cost centres and consolidations

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience in a Workday finance system support role (Essential)
  • Understanding of finance operations and experience in Finance data management and reporting (Essential)
  • Understanding of finance business processes, controls and best practice (Essential)
  • Proficiency in Workday Finance report writing (advanced Workday Report Writer and Calculated Fields) (Essential)
  • Solid understanding of Workday security features and controls (Essential)
  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills (Essential)
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and handle both planned and unplanned responsibilities (Essential)
  • Ability to prioritise workload and execute tasks independently (Essential)
  • Finance functional experience (Desirable)


  • 23 days holiday + a day off for your birthday, rising to 25 (+ birthday) after 2 years
  • All UK public holidays
  • BUPA healthcare with premiums fully paid by Darktrace for employee + eligible family members
  • Salary Sacrifice pension scheme with company contribution of 4% and employee contribution of 5%
  • Life Insurance 4x salary
  • Cycle to work scheme