Senior Business Analyst

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Senior Business Analyst 

The application of knowledge, skills and techniques to realize and deliver services needed to satisfy the organization business goals and objectives. The Business Analyst (BA) is the liaison between the business line and technology, The BA will be an advocate for the business to identify and deliver technology and business solutions.The Business Analyst will be the catalyst for supporting and maintaining the business solutions in production.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The Business Analyst works with stakeholders from all business units and related third parties to define and document business processes and software requirements for business and technology initiatives.

  • Lead cross-functional business process re-engineering teams and continuous improvement efforts. Identify and understand the business problem and the impact of the proposed solution on the organization’s operations.

  • Evaluate internal & external customer business needs, contributing to strategic planning of information systems and technology directions.

  • Document project requirements, scope, objectives and benefit expectations.

  • Evaluate potential software solutions and the system architecture to ensure that they meet business requirements.

  • Contribute to project plans.

  • Develop and facilitate test plans and scripts.

  • Deploy/implement solutions as directed by the through use of project management techniques

  • Liaise with business partners during preliminary installation and testing of new products and services.

  • Maintain detailed documentation regarding all implemented solutions.

  • Implement System Level changes as directed by project implementation guidelines and specifications.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Five years of recent experience working as a business analyst.

  • Two years financial services experience or banking service provider experience.

  • Ability to work independently, analyze data, take and recommend appropriate actions with minimal supervision.

  • Superior analytical, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to think outside the box, show initiative, and be inquisitive.

  • Dependable, self-motivated with a positive attitude.

  • Enjoy very detailed research and documentation.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize workload effectively and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

  • High level of skill with Microsoft Office applications, primarily Outlook, Word and Excel, PowerPoint

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills both written and verbal, with strong interpersonal skills.

Desired & Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Information Technology.

  • Embedded Project Management

  • Experience & knowledge of the financial services industry.

  • Experience in accounting / finance services. Prior accounting project experience (replacing GL system)

  • PMP certification

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Norfolk, VA