Senior Business Analyst

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    Swindon, Wiltshire

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    £55000 - £65000.00 per annum

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    Phil Orsborn

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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My Financial client is looking to expand its Business Analyst Team and the primary objective of this role is the provision of business analysis into business projects to include development and enhancements of systems and processes, which satisfy user requirements, to required standards of quality, within agreed budgets and timescales.
Main Functions and responsibilities

  • Working the full lifecycle of programmes involving both Waterfall and Agile development approaches
  • Working on large systems and business change programmes, across multiple business areas, through numerous phases of the project lifecycle
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, scenarios, business analysis and workflow analysis concepts.
  • Producing appropriate documentation to ensure that projects delivers to the needs of the business in an efficient manner
  • Visualising and understanding problems to develop several resolution options. Thinking them through from concept to implementation whilst challenging the business to fully understand their needs
  • Coach, support and motivate other team members, providing guidance and assistance, as required, to those less experienced to meet project objectives and increase the capability of the BA team
  • Carry out impact analysis and to produce impact assessments as required
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, chairing and participating in meetings where required

Qualities and Experience
The role holder will be an experienced individual with strong analytical skills. They elicit the right information, critically analyse and challenge it, to deliver the assignment in the most efficient way possible.
They won't be phased by the size, number or complexity of analysis tasks assigned to them and will need to manage their own workload, and possibly that of others, providing support and guidance for less experienced colleagues.
With financial services (Wealth management, pensions or asset management) /insurance institution experience

The following skills and experience will be beneficial:

  • Strong business analysis experience on large scale systems and business change programmes in the financial services industry, across multiple business areas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Holistic and analytical thinking
  • Negotiation skills, with the ability to compromise
  • Able to utilise a variety of techniques and frameworks to deliver results
  • Comfortable with engaging in multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • An understanding of key programme disciplines and controls
  • Experience in the full lifecycle of programmes, preferably involving both Waterfall and Agile development approaches
  • Experience in either a large financial services or consulting organisation
  • The ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Knowledge of financial services products and distribution models
  • Proven experience of challenging the needs of the business to understand
  • Accredited (or partially) with the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis