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Business Analyst, Finance

Job Title: Business Analyst, Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Klang Valley
Industry:
Salary: RM7,000 - RM10,000
Contact Name: Christine Ow Yong
Contact Email: christine.owyong@ellwoodconsulting.com.my
Job Published: January 30, 2019 14:10

Job Description

About our client 

Our client is a well-known MNC in commodity business. 

 

About the role

The Business Analyst will work closely with business partners and internal teams by providing functional expertise and insight to implement and execute complex process, data, and technology solutions for the Finance solution.  Candidates for this position are expected to be professionals with substantial knowledge in the implementation space and have experience on low, medium and high rigor IT projects   This job requires an experienced analyst who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization, lead others, drive results, and make challenging decisions across extremely complex, varied tasks where problems are vaguely defined and strategic in nature. 

This position participates and/or leads the implementation of the Finance and Tax Solution which supports and enables finance process for corporate finance and enterprises.  This position will also collaborate and help support finance and tax related activities within the other process areas. 

This position is expected to follow the Project Delivery Process and Requirements Analysis framework.  

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:  Change Management, Ability to navigate through ambiguity, collaborate beyond team boundaries, Courage, Resilience, Ability to translate the “As Is” to the “To Be” while understanding broader impact, Empathy and Effective Communication skills with BU facing partners.

 

Your responsibilities

Analysis & Requirements Gathering

  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis. 

  • Elicit functional and non-functional (performance, availability, security, accessibility, cross-browser compliance) requirements using a methodology most appropriate for the context of each project, such as Joint Requirements Planning (JRP), Joint Application Development (JAD).

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, Screen and Interface Designs.

  • Facilitate requirements discussions with key stakeholders. 

  • Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources. Assist in translating business requirements into functional design specifications. 

  • Clarify and improve the business processes impacted by the technology changes that are part of assigned projects.

  • Evaluate system changes for downstream system and/or organizational impacts. 

  • Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, training needs). 

  • Provide subject matter expertise in assigned business process areas. ​

Solution Design

  • Create solution designs across process, data, and technology that meet business requirements and adhere to relevant standards and principles, leverage common tools and processes, and meet cost/delivery objectives.

  • Consider in the design, the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

  • Perform reviews with key stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure alignment on solution designs and requirements. This may include but is not limited to the following activities: design reviews, testing execution, deployment verifications, customer satisfaction reviews, etc.

  • Create supporting solution design documentation to ensure sustainment of the solution and business capability, support solution implementation as necessary.

  • Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language. 

  • Participate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs. 

  • Be the liaison between the business, technology teams and support teams.

  • Actively participate in discussions on solution options and business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture. 

Business Partnership

  • Work with businesses to identify and confirm connections between business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them.

  • Engage with and influence business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.  

  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with technology teams, functional counterparts, vendors and business partners.

  • Effectively engage stakeholders in change management activities. 

Project Delivery Responsibilities

  • Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones. 

  • Provides input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills. 

  • Ensure traceability from business requirements through application testing and work with offshore development and QA teams clarifying requirements.

  • Holds project team resources accountable to their deliverables and ensures project execution.

  • Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution.

  • Provide guidance and oversight during requirements, design, build, and Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis. 

 

You will have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Management Information Systems; OR equivalent experience. 

  • 3 years’ experience in diverse operational, development and/or business roles. 

  • Experience collaborating with project teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals. 

  • Experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology. 

  • Experience with business case development. 

  • Strong analytical skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements. 

  • Ability to influence peers and leadership stakeholders. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.

  • Strong project management, planning and organizational skills. 

  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies. 

  • Demonstrated ability in identifying and developing strategies to address change management issues.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%. 

  • Business fluency in English. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). 

  • Familiarity with Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK). 

  • Knowledge of and experience with Change Management. 

  • Familiarity with Project Delivery Process (PDP) Methodology. 

  • Familiarity with Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework.

  • Functional knowledge of finance system, like JDE, tax and custom applications, and SAP finance.​

 

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