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Sr. Business Analyst (Finance)
Ref No.: 18-00782
Location: Purchase, New York
Position Type:Right to Hire
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date / End Date: 11/05/2018 to 05/10/2019
Our client is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to join our Information Technology team in our Purchase, NY or New York, NY office.

Main areas of responsibility:

The Senior Business Analyst (BA) is responsible for business analysis across all finance related projects and services. This position is responsible for the proactive support of business solutions with a focus on achieving (1) business process efficiency, (2) corporate goals and initiatives, and (3) service excellence.
  • Direct and oversee the evolution of IT's business requirements activities across the Finance portfolio. Ensure that the solutions developed support the Finance department in achieving their strategic and tactical objectives.
  • Lead requirements definition for Finance solutions. Collaborate closely with stakeholders to understand their business requirements, informational needs and data sources. Translate these business needs into clearly defined and documented detailed business requirements/ functional requirements inclusive of business use cases, process flows, data flows, traceability matrices as well as report mock-ups. Ensure that processes are implemented to take full advantage of the capabilities of the system.
  • Implement system automation to enhance process efficiency, improve data quality and reduce manual errors
  • Plan and facilitate user acceptance testing with business stakeholders and project managers to obtain user acceptance test signoff.
  • Lead a small team of business analysts. Facilitate prioritization, resource management and support decision making. Review work products as needed and address escalated issues. Manage team member development including orientation, training, performance management, counseling and disciplinary action as needed.
  • Collaborate with IT leadership and business partners to direct IT investments in support of the overall Finance business strategy. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Maintain regular communications with Finance department managers and business process managers regarding pertinent IT activities.
  • Oversee the enforcement of business analysis processes, departmental standards, style requirements and all other procedures necessary to meet the business objectives and quality standards for IT deliveries.
  • Recommend, design and monitor IT process improvement activities aimed at reducing costs, improving quality and speed to market.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented, senior business analyst with diversified experience in business systems implementations and finance operations. He/she will demonstrate a proven track record of leading business facing IT activities, and a strong process and delivery history. More specifically this individual will have:
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance is required; Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance of Information Systems management /or MBA preferred
  • Accounting and/ or Finance operations experience is required
  • 7+ years experience in financial systems implementation work, with at least:
  • 5+ years in the Insurance industry with a focus on Finance
  • 2+ years' experience managing business analysis teams
  • Experienced in technology implementation and support
  • Demonstrated business savvy to work effectively with other managers and leaders to achieve key business and technology goals.
  • A track record of successful large project implementations
  • Experience in building a new model to serve the IT needs of a growing and change-oriented company
  • Proven leadership ability to effectively manage a team of IT professionals and contractors.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to handle demanding workloads to meet objectives.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience, a plus.
Upon FTE conversion to the client's payroll, the client company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.