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Oracle EBS FinancialsConversion Lead/ Remote

Position: Oracle EBS Financials Conversion Lead

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Client: University of Virginia (UVA)

Location: Remote to start, Onsite once they return to onsite work. Please confirm you candidate is able to do so.

Duration: 24 months

Interview Style: 2 Rounds of video interview.


Must have:

-              Large scale conversion experience with Oracle Conversion

-              Legacy data extraction experience

-              Lead type of experience on those projects and must be able to speak well on this too.


VA is focusing on a robust and effective financial management approach enabled by a fully integrated cloud-based technology solution for the University, with the intention to leverage industry best practices, develop a future state business model, and enable the utilization of modernized tools.

Our goal is to reduce administrative burden, make compliance with regulations and policies easier and more consistent, strengthen our risk management framework, and allow the University community to better steward resources in support of its mission. 

At every turn, we seek to answer the key question:”How can we, through this transformation, make UVA a better university -- more preeminent in research and teaching, more deeply engaged in service, more accessible and affordable?

The project team is seeking mission-driven individuals who are flexible, team-oriented, and highly motivated to support UVA through the transformation and system changes. The team is seeking individuals across a broad variety of roles for business process analysis and improvement, reporting, technical integrations, conversions, and change management.

We are excited by the opportunity this project presents to grow and develop our internal talent.


This position description describes the FST technical team Conversion Lead role, which includes the responsibilities and qualifications described below


Position Summary

Reporting to the Workday Financials Implementation Lead, the FST Conversion Lead provides overall leadership and hands-on support for the Conversion Team, which is sub-team of the Technical Workstream, and is responsible for managing the process to convert financial data from UVA’s current legacy systems (Oracle EBS) to Workday Financials, and for directly managing and tracking the work of Oracle conversion extract developers.


Responsibilities & Duties

•             Lead finance process owners and subject matter experts through a discovery process to identify current state financial information and data sources (Oracle and other systems) to determine what data will be converted to Workday. Finance functional areas include (but are not limited to) the chart of accounts, financial accounting, banking, business assets, grants, gifts/endowments, accounts receivable, accounts payable and suppliers, and procurement.

•             Develop and maintain a master inventory of all required data conversions

•             Develop and maintain a detailed process and work plan for gathering and documenting conversion requirements, developing and testing conversion extracts and transformations, and performing data validations.

•             Develop a process for gathering detailed conversion requirements and developing data mappings from Oracle to Workday

•             Assign Oracle conversion extract and transformation work to conversion developers, monitor progress, and ensure that timelines are met.

•             Develop detailed understanding of automated conversion tools to be used on project.

•             Develop conversions in a repeatable, high quality manner, using standard tool sets

•             Ensure that all conversions are documented in a clear and auditable manner, with a clear audit trail and accessible reconciliations of Oracle legacy data to Workday data.

•             Identify high value opportunities to streamline and improve the quality of converted data across all finance areas, and work with functional team to identify data cleanup opportunities

•             Develop, document and execute detailed processes and test scenarios to validate the accuracy and quality of converted data

•             Identify requirements for the development of data validation reports both in Oracle, and the target system (Workday Financials)

•             Partner closely with the Deployment Manager to sequence all data conversions on the master cut-over plan

•             Partner closely with the change management function to communicate community and end user impacts of data conversions

•             Perform other duties as required



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•             Strong, detailed understanding of financial systems and financial data, preferably Oracle EBS

•             Demonstrated experience in a larger scale financial system conversion

•             Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical information to non-technical users, and ability to communicate accurate status to project leadership

•             Demonstrate leadership skills and a dedication to developing self and others

•             Outstanding aptitude and ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies, including Workday iLoads, EIBs, Workday Web Services, and automated conversion and testing tools such as Hoover

•             Strong ability to understand the underlying business function being served by conversions

•             Effective project management skills, with ability to plan effectively, efficiently, and to deliver on time

•             Ability to effectively manage multiple efforts and concurrent priorities

•             Exhibit a high level of attention to detail and analytical acumen

•             Demonstrate honesty, integrity and respect for other individuals


Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Restricted/Unrestricted: Restricted Term: Two years

Required Experience:  5 - 7 years of experience with major ERP systems, including conversions and implementation

Preferred Experience: 2 years of experience managing a team of developers, and with Oracle EBS strongly preferrred

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Certifications: Certified in Oracle PL/SQL, and transformation tools such as webMethods, Informatica

Required Computer Applications:

•             Hands-on experience working with data extraction and transformation tools, TOAD

•             Excellent Microsoft Excel skills

•             Experience with Office and desktop productivity tools such as Office 365, Zoom, Sharepoint, Visio and MS Teams;

Preferred Computer Applications: Workday HCM or Workday Financials


They will be onsite for the duration of the project once the University allows workers back onsite. 

They will work in highly cross functional teams and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.



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Thanks & Regards,


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