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KPMG Lead Specialist, Workday Payroll in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Business Title: Lead Specialist, Workday Payroll

Requisition Number: 54869 - 43

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest:

State: MI

City: Grand Rapids


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Lead Specialist to join our KPMG Spectrum practice.


  • Team with key client business and IT users to provide functional subject matter expertise on Workday Solutions

  • Lead a Managed Services team in providing level 2/3 production and enhancement support which includes: managing break/fix, testing, upgrades, configuration changes, reports and design of Workday solutions

  • Execute the day-to-day activities of Workday managed services engagements for a variety of clients including process design, package implementation lifecycle support and project reviews

  • Review business processes and advise clients on system services available within the Workday application; identify and communicate findings to senior management and client personnel

  • Manage end to end project lifecycle to delivery projects on time


  • A minimum five years of recent client facing experience and possess SaaS HCM or Payroll Functional expertise>

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MIS from an accredited college/university is preferred

  • Knowledge of some or all Workday functionality like Core HCM, Benefits, Compensation, Talent, Absence Time Tracking, Integrations, Security, Data Conversion or Payroll Services Core Completion of one full implementation with Workday Planning implementation and Workday certification in Planning, HCM, Integration or Payroll, or ability to obtain certification within three months of hire

  • Understanding of ITIL framework, ITSM and service desk management

  • Experience in process reengineering, designing and implementing business performance management applications including budgeting, forecasting, planning, consolidation and reporting

  • Travel as required

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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