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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 17-00450
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Our Direct Client located in Newark, NJ is seeking a Business Analyst for a 12 month contract to hire opportunity.

The Enterprise Services & Financial Systems department is part of the Chief Financial Officer's organization within Enterprise Financial Management. The Financial Application Support team works directly with business and corporate departments to implement technology solutions for their planning and forecasting processes including implementation and support of market data and assumption management tools.

The Business Analyst position combines the skills of a business analyst and project management staff. They will support various Deterministic Projection Capabilities initiatives to aid the company's efforts to produce actual and forecast data with sufficient granularity and justification to address both Internal and External demands.

Responsibilities:
  • Working as a liaison between business partners and system developers with responsibility for documenting detailed business requirements and system specifications
  • Documenting as-is and to-be processes
  • Developing test scripts and conducting both unit and integration tests
  • Setting up and updating metadata configurations
  • Assisting with user testing and documentation
  • Assist in preparation of user training and communications
  • Providing end-user support including issue resolution and remediation
  • Updating and creating financial reports
  • Updating and monitoring project tasks and plans with the project manager

Required Skills:
  • The ideal candidate would have strong written and oral communications skills, good understanding of financial concepts, well developed analytic reasoning and curiosity, and some project experience in a team-based environment.
  • 2-5 years experience working as a business analyst, financial analyst or project team member in finance/accounting/actuarial fields
  • Excellent analytical abilities and problem solving skills
  • A conscientious; detail-orientated nature
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong PC skills, particularly MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint)
  • A college degree in one of the following fields: Information Systems, Finance, or Accounting