Business Analyst

Boston, MA | Contract to Perm

Post Date: 03/09/2018 Job ID: 80657 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Business Analyst

Temp - Perm


A leading financial services company in Boston, MA is seeking a Business Analyst to join their team. In this contract-to-hire role, you will initiate, organize, drive, and complete small projects or segments of large projects that address business goals and needs. You will participate in any or all phases of the project life cycle and will be responsible for execution of project tasks in accordance with standards and best practices. As the Business Analyst, you will also gather requirements, analyze data, research issues, and devise solutions for the project. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Business Analyst:
  • Assist Project Manager and Project Sponsor in defining project scope
  • 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
  • Lead project segment or work stream
  • Prepare a plan for the work stream plan, including the creation of a work breakdown structure, task assignments, timelines, phases, dependencies, and critical paths
  • Work with Project Managers to prioritize deliverables and manage resources
  • Ensure thorough testing of all system changes, including user acceptance testing, regression testing, client testing and parallel/pilot testing as require
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oversee and/or participate in documentation of new or revised procedures or workflows
  • 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
  • Demonstrate strong subject matter expertise in the assigned product or discipline, including technical knowledge of associated systems
  • Design creative solutions that meet the goals and objectives of the project and align with product/discipline strategy
  • Lead design sessions, driving to creative, well thought out, viable solutions analysis
  • Identify gaps between business requirements and existing or proposed design solutions
  • Recognize patterns in complex information across multiple projects and identify key issues
  • 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
  • Plan meetings, prepare materials, and lead or 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
Requirements for the Business Analyst:
  • BA/BS degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of industry or project experience
  • Experience using established project management principles and methodologies
  • 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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