Business Analyst – Banking

Boston, MA | Contract

Post Date: 02/05/2018 Job ID: 80454 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A top financial services company in Boston’ s Financial District is seeking a Business Analyst to join their team. In this contract role, you will work as part of a project team, participating in any or all phases of the project life cycle, and will be responsible for executing assigned project tasks in accordance with standards and best practices. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Business Analyst:
  • Assist the Project Manager or Lead Business Analyst in defining the scope of the project
  • Identify business goals and problems in individual business units and across the organization
  • Perform assessment of feasible solutions and the range of problems they may solve
  • Assist in the preparation of a project plan as appropriate - involving creation of a work breakdown structure, deliverables and milestones, and deadlines
  • Document 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
  • Track and organize open items; understand the time sensitivities of open issues and drive to resolution
  • Communicate defects to Systems developers
  • Track delivery dates for defect fixes and maintain status reporting
  • Document new or revised procedures or workflows and communicate them effectively to business teams and/or client
  • Document Change Requests, provide effort estimates and document business requirements for approved Change Requests
  • 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
  • Recognize patterns in complex information and identify key issues
  • Identify gaps between business requirements and existing or proposed design solutions
  • Contribute ideas and solutions to management to enhance design and deliverables
  • Understand technical concepts and how they impact the project/business
  • Work with business areas to identify productivity improvements in workflows and procedures
  • Work with business areas to identify areas of risk for errors and omissions
  • Participate in testing of system changes, which may include user acceptance testing and regression testing
  • Plan meetings, prepare materials, and participate in meetings with business users and sponsors, systems groups, vendors and clients
  • Prepare project status reporting and other project communications for internal and external stakeholders as needed
  • Assist in client workshops and meetings to identify key issues, requirements, and gaps
  • Conduct user/client training when necessary
  • Assist in the creation of product announcements and modification of client demonstration materials as needed
Requirements for the Business Analyst:
  • BA/BS degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of industry or project experience
  • Creative thinking
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies
  • Proficiency in MS Office product suite
  • 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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