Workday Process Owner, Global Finance

Job Location US-DC
Position Type
Jobs | Regular Full-Time

The Need

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.


Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve. 


After nearly two decades of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting the poor from violence, IJM has become an $80 million organization with 1000 global employees. As IJM continues this trajectory of growth and scaling of its impact, the Global Finance team is seeking a collaborative candidate to lead the Workday System transformation globally across IJM offices worldwide.


This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Global Vice President and Controller.


Leadership & Management:

  • Manage execution of responsible Finance process areas and ensure the processes operate efficiently and effectively;
  • Escalate process issues to respective businesses owners in a timely and structured approach;
  • Lead team members to promote value added activities, focus on exceeding customer demands and establish role in the end-to-end process;
  • Motivate team members to challenge the status quo (effective change management) and strive for process excellence; and
  • Run Vendor Management with the selected business process outsourcing provider.


Strategy & Knowledge Development & Implementation/Networking & Partnership/Policies & Procedures:

  • Assess current finance business process configuration and work with integrator and potential business process outsourcing provider partners to simplify and standardize processes;
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement, best practice sharing and process standardization and align with the other functional areas of the team; and
  • Perform review of root cause analysis developed by the BPO to determine causes of missed performance metrics and/or incidents and lead redress.


Communication/Training & Development/Documentation, Reporting & Data Management:

  • Establish metrics to measure service performance, quality, and internal stakeholder satisfaction;
  • Lead training and document process and performance standards;
  • Create process to regularly review performance with key stakeholders; and
  • Develop service performance management tools to assist in completing and distributing of performance reports.


  • Hands-on experience with various Finance software and/or ability to quickly learn new systems (Workday Finance preferred);
  • Experience with vendor sourcing, execution and management is a plus;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills;
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration;
  • 8-10 years of experience with an organization in a Finance Management function;
  • Proactive self-starter and able to complete time-sensitive activities within set deadlines;
  • Strong understanding of controls required within the Finance function; and
  • Process-driven with relationship building skills, especially in a complex and multi-relationship environment (external and internal).


Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative; 
  • Disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication;
  • Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
  • Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
  • Adept at creative problem solving.


What does IJM have to offer?
- Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
- Monthly commuter and parking benefits
- Generous 6% retirement contribution
- Paid leave starting at 23 days
- 11 holidays (plus early release the day prior)
- Relocation reimbursement
- Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation
- Robust staff care resources


Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document.

*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.


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