Add or edit bank account information for salary payments

Bank details must be entered to the appropriate fields in Workday in order for them to transfer automatically to payroll system. To add or edit your bank account details within the system, you need to have a secure connection and to identify yourself with a multifactor authentication, such as Microsoft Authenticator application. If you are using a personal device outside campus, you must use Aalto's virtual desktop and Microsoft Authenticator app in order to access bank account details.

From this page you'll find instructions on how to add your bank account details (Finnish or foreign accounts) and how to update your current bank account details.

Why the secure connection and user identifying are necessary?

Aalto university has a responsibility to keep your sensitive information secure and confidential. Especially information connected to salary payments are often targeted in phishing and other attemps to collect sensitive data. Aalto has taken these security measures to prevent and block such activities.

We recommend the Microsoft Authenticator application for your identity confirmation.Or check alternative ways for multifactor authentication.

If you are using a personal device outside campus, you must connect with the Virtual Deskop and identify yourself with the Microsoft Authenticator to access bank account details. See instructions below in the

Default country for bank is Finland

  1. Finnish bank account details can be added directly
  2. If your bank account is located in a bank that is in a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) country, please ask HR to first change the default country(eg. Germany, France, Sweden etc.)
  3. If your bank is located outside SEPA-area, submit the request in your inbox empty. Ask HR to provide a form for bank account details, that can be sent directly to payroll.

Payroll does not accept directly sent bank details for other than non-SEPA-country accounts.

Change bank account details

  1. Make sure your secure connection to Aalto network is succesfull.
  2. Go to your worker profile's section Pay.
  3. Start the Privileged session and identify yourself with the authenticator app.
  4. Add a new account (don't edit the existing bank account!).
    • Choose bank country accordingly (only possible when adding a new account, not when editing old!)
    • Bank account number and other details must be inserted to the appropriate fields in order for them to transfer to payroll system. Comment section does not transfer any data to payroll and is not secure!
    • Please remove any empty spaces between letters and numbers.
    • There should now be two account numbers.
  5. Remember to change the Salary payments account in the Payment Elections. The salary payments are directed to the account chosen here.
  6. You can now remove the old account (Note! The account chosen for salary payments can never be removed; you can only remove the "passive" account). 

Please note: Your bank account number is not visible to you, even after you have inserted it. You can press edit to see the 4 last digits of your account. If they are correct and process status is successfully completed, your bank account info has transferred to pay roll.

How to change bank account in Workday
If Edit or Add buttons are not visible, secure connection is not succesful.

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Personal details, bank account and tax card

Personal information and bank details are inserted into Workday. The tax cards of employees who are resident taxpayers are usually obtained directly from the Tax Administration.

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Workday basic guide

Workday is a Personnel Management software as well as Human Resources database. Workday is also the self-service system for all employees and visitors for requesting eg. absences and updating contact details. To sign in you need an active Aalto account. Workday is available in English and Finnish. You can find Workday from the Tools menu, or navigate directly to

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