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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Workday Security Administrator 



Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

We are seeking a Workday Security Administrator to join our dynamic HR technology team at RSM. In this pivotal role, you will be the guardian of our Workday system, ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of our data. You will be responsible for implementing and managing security policies, monitoring system access, and safeguarding against unauthorized modifications or breaches. Your expertise will contribute significantly to the smooth operation of our HR systems and the protection of our digital assets.


  • Strategic Oversight: Lead the management of Workday’s security domains, groups, roles, and policies, ensuring robust access controls for HR and Payroll functions.
  • Proactive Monitoring: Vigilantly monitor Workday system activity, conducting audits to preempt security misalignment and ensure compliance with data privacy laws and ISQM audit standards.
  • Collaborative Development: Partner with HR teams and the HR Technology Data Steward to craft and implement security requirements/policies for HR projects within Workday, adhering to data governance guidelines.
  • Audit Excellence: Conduct ISO security audits, upholding the organization’s compliance with ISO 27001 standards and driving continuous security enhancements.
  • Innovative Leadership: Spearhead special projects to explore and test new technologies and processes for HR Technology systems, applying advanced design thinking principles.
  • Defect Resolution: Assess system defects’ impact and devise resolution plans, collaborating with the HR technology team and external vendors.
  • Mentorship and Training: Coach and guide junior HR technology staff, fostering a culture of knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement.
  • Upgrade Analysis: Evaluate system upgrades/releases for business impact, conduct regression testing, and advocate for future enhancements/functionality.
  • Security Advocacy: Champion best security practices, implementing requirements, design, configuration, workflow, testing, training, auditing, and administration of Workday’s basic and advanced security.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of Workday security updates, patches, and enhancements, recommending proactive improvements to strengthen the security posture.
  • Focused Expertise: Implement and maintain a robust security framework within the HR Technology team, focusing on security evaluation, design, and configuration to support end-to-end business processes.


  • Advanced Analytical Abilities: Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of addressing and resolving complex issues with clarity and precision.
  • Communication Excellence: Outstanding communication skills, essential for effectively training and guiding HR Technology team members and stakeholders.
  • Process Proficiency: Adept at establishing, documenting, and streamlining processes in a clear and concise manner, ensuring transparency and efficiency.
  • Analytical Composure: The capacity to maintain composure under pressure, coupled with the ability to think analytically and strategically in high-stress situations.
  • Requirements Mastery: Competence in meticulously capturing and documenting requirements and potential solutions, reflecting a methodical and thoughtful approach to system design and implementation.
  • Internal Auditing Expertise: Proven experience in managing and leading internal audits, with a strong understanding of audit reporting practices and the ability to communicate findings effectively to auditors.
  • Audit Reporting Skills: Ability to prepare comprehensive audit reports for leadership and internal/external auditors, ensuring they meet the organization’s standards and effectively convey the audit’s findings, remediations and recommendations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Workday Pro Certification in Security and HCM Core or other functional areas.

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in Workday security administration, with a specialized focus on HR and Payroll modules.
  • Advanced working knowledge of multiple HRIS/LMS systems, demonstrating a broad understanding of the HR technology landscape.
  • Proven experience conducting ISO and ISQM security audits and a strong familiarity with ISO 27001 standards, ensuring the organization’s adherence to best practices in information security.

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at https://rsmus.com/careers/working-at-rsm/benefits.

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at careers@rsmus.com.

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $79,600 - $135,900

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.