Business Analyst

Boston, MA | Contract

Post Date: 10/27/2017 Job ID: 79288 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A leading financially services company in Boston’ s Financial District is seeking a Business Analyst to join their team. In this contract role, you will initiate, organize, drive, and complete small projects or segments of large projects that address business goals and needs. The Business Analyst gathers requirements, analyzes data, researches issues, and devises solutions for the project. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Business Analyst

  • Identify business goals and problems in individual business units and across the organization
  • Prepare a plan for the work stream plan, including the creation of a work breakdown structure, task assignments, timelines, phases, dependencies, and critical paths
  • Ensure that Business Analysts adhere to strong project execution methodology standards and best practices throughout the project lifecycle
  • Document and/or review business requirements gathered from business users, sponsors and clients, and obtain user signoff on the requirements
  • Identify and interview key individuals to gather needed details and direction to define business requirements
  • Conduct business analysis to determine how changing business needs will affect the system or product; clearly articulate the business need and potential solutions with support of insightful analysis and documented evidence
  • Analysis such as identifying gaps between business requirements and existing or proposed design solutions
  • Lead or participate in client workshops and meetings to identify key issues, requirements, and gaps
  • Assist in the creation of product announcements and modification of client demonstration materials as needed
  • Provide guidance for Business Analysts through coaching, resolving interpersonal conflict, coordinating activity, and assigning work


Requirements for the Business Analyst:

  • BA/BS degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of industry or project experience
  • Flexible and able to handle multiple priorities
  • Takes ownership and follow through on tasks; results oriented
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      


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