Business Analyst - Reporting and Data

Optimus E2E
London, United Kingdom
£50k - 70k per year
21 Jun 2022
21 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Senior Business Analyst
We have a great opportunity for a well established client based in London. This Senior BA role sits with the PMO office and working directly with the Commercial Reporting & Data Team. Working closely with Project Managers and Senior Managers to improve data insights and streamline reporting systems. A background in data and working knowledge of power BI is essential.
Principal Functions:
To ensure that key project requirements are documented, prioritised and understood by stakeholders, and then to liaise with technical teams in order to ensure that the business requirements are understood, built and tested appropriately. Working within a professional service firm on topics such as regulation, tax, accounting, advisory, audit.

Roles & Responsibilities:
• To elicit, analyse and document requirements in order to create business requirements documents and user stories.
• To validate solutions in order to ensure that they deliver value and meet stakeholder needs.
• To work with internal and external developers in order to provide intelligent input into sprint planning and retrospective meetings.
• To challenge project managers to ensure that assigned projects are appropriately planned and monitored from a schedule, risk, issue, dependency, supplier and benefits realisation perspective.
• To raise risks, issues and dependencies to project managers in a timely manner.
• To carry out testing and to facilitate user acceptance testing in order to ensure that solutions are fit for purpose.
• To reside on project working groups and to proactively provide intelligent input.
• To ensure that the project's working practices comply with internal Change governance procedures and controls.
• To champion Change governance procedures and controls around the firm.
• To promote a culture of continuous improvement within the Change team and the BA Improvement Practice

Qualifications & Experience:
• Educated to degree, or equivalent level (2:1 or above).
• Project qualifications desirable - preferably across Prince2 and Agile.
• Experience delivering training sessions to users.
• Ability to work in a complex operating environment where systems documentation is often not available. Candidates must have excellent people skills and high levels of resilience in order to gather requirements from the relevant SMEs.

Knowledge & Skills:
• Strong analysis and problem-solving skills:
• Ability to undertake analysis from a user-centric viewpoint, utilising user journeys, user personas and data to build requirements.
• Ability to convert user outcomes and requirements into a set of business and development user stories while ensuring traceability is clear.
• Knowledge of the full SDLC
• Strong writing skills and thus the ability to produce high-quality documents.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Ability to prioritise workload.
• Ability to apply a variety of techniques to model and document business processes and functionality.
• Flexible, self-motivated and proactive with an enthusiastic attitude.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with people at all levels.
• Quick learner with the ability to multi-task.

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