Lead Business Analyst

London, United Kingdom
04 Sep 2022
06 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We're BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today's changing world.

Our clients are Britain's economic engine - ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy - and the owners and management teams that lead them.

We'll broaden your horizons

The Operations PMO was created in Jun 2021 and is responsible for maximising BDOs change investment; helping deliver Change in the most effective and efficient way; track, record and report on expectation, help build change delivery capability across the firm; and bring in teams to help the firm deliver. Our motto is "Do Less, Better - helping BDO deliver the right change initiatives, the right way, faster".

We'll help you succeed

In this role, you will work closely with the project/programme leads and key business stakeholders to define good practice and understand / facilitate emerging business changes and requirements.

You'll also:
  • Liaise with senior stakeholders to understand future and current BA needs offering solutions to immediate issues recruiting a pool of resources as required
  • Work with programme/project managers and key stakeholders to propose and define the most appropriate solutions for business supporting the BAs within the practice as appropriate
  • Work with key business stakeholders and programme/project managers to help define BA Outcomes and Key Results (OKRs) and support business to help draw out key OKR's.
  • Understand the key challenges, constraints and risks when proposing recommended solutions, ensuring they are aligned to strategic goals and benefits
  • Enable project/workstream leads/programme managers to focus on setting direction, providing input, building advocacy and help remove blockers, as appropriate
  • Work with key stakeholders to understand and capture inflight and emerging requirements and to translate these into functional and non-functional requirements supporting BAs within the practise as appropriate
  • Facilitate meetings incorporating business, technology, and user groups to gather business processes and requirements for projects of varying degrees of complexities
  • Map process designs to technology designs when considering how new processes impact on existing roles, people, and technology.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and translate high-level information into detailed specifications
  • Bas required, be the conduit / liaison between the business and the IT teams
  • Challenge business requests and processes offering alternative views to create an increase in effectiveness, identify opportunities for process innovation and where possible align with the firm's digital mind-set
  • Lead a team of Business Analysts
  • Empower others by collaborating on joint ideas and encouraging others to view change as a positive process
  • Develop tools/approaches that enable effective (utilising these on assigned programmes, as appropriate):
  • Negotiate effectively to achieve agreed courses of action with the stakeholders whilst maintaining buy-in
  • Build practices to support PM and PMO reporting
  • Drive and support business users to follow good governance practices

When you join us, we'll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We're looking for someone with:
  • Experience of working in agile and waterfall environments
  • Experience of conveying information concisely, simply, and appropriate to the audience
  • Experience of Influencing and negotiation methods and techniques
  • Experience of Business process modelling
  • Attention to detail with a pragmatic approach; keeping the bigger picture in mind

We're in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO's core values and we're proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we'll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we're working side by side. Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you'll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we've invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO's people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we'll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you'll never stop learning at BDO

We're looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we're always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We've got a clear purpose, and we're confident in our future, because we're adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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