Business Analyst Financial Services
3 x BAs with proven capability to develop successful relationships with third party clients and suppliers
Overall Purpose of Job
Business Analyst will work closely with Clients, Business representatives and IT specialists, providing key analytical support, advice and expertise.
Ensure business needs and requirements are understood, documented, delivered and tested in order that technology, process and organisational changes can be deployed and supported effectively.
Work directly with Project Managers to plan project deliverables and work packages. Responsible for planning, stakeholder engagement, requirements elicitation activities, analysis and producing documentation to enable expeditious project delivery.
Assume a key role within the organisation, applying skills and knowledge to manage and drive complex change programmes.
Extensive interface with all internal business areas especially Business Origination, Operations, Legal, IT, Risk and Compliance
Plan, prepare and facilitate requirement elicitation activities and provide relevant and validated requirements that are fit for purpose for all stakeholders.
Educate stakeholders in methodologies and analysis practises to enable understanding, information flow and collaborative project and change delivery.
Undertake Impact Assessments to identify operational and technical gaps in operating processes, functionality and operating models
Gap Analysis and Current State Assessments to drive requirements definition for projects and programmes.
Input to the production of business cases to allow the business to evaluate and understand the expected benefits of new initiatives, which will help to drive project priorities
Consulting, working with and supporting the IT Team during system functional specification, design and development processes – effectively representing the business user, ensuring requirements are met.
Providing input and support to User Acceptance Testing, working with the SMEs to educate and prepare end users for UAT cycles, including scenarios and scripts from signed off Business Requirements and Solution documentation.
Ability to produce traceability matrices and pragmatically manage inconsistencies between requirements and solution. Providing input into definition of training requirements and liaising with operations and L&D to prepare training plans and materials, including communications.
Experience, Knowledge, Skills
At least 3 years’ experience in a Business Analyst role, within a mortgage lending or other financial institution or significant demonstrable experience in complex environments.
Working experience of project and analysis techniques and supporting tools for requirement definition and documentation.
Experience of managing 3rd party relationships.
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills.
Understanding of IT systems and applications.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
Experience in mortgage lending and securitisation preferred.
Previous client or customer relationship management would be preferential.
Experience in a financial services related industry.
Degree or International Diploma in Business Analysis preferred (if not already held, must be working towards the diploma)