Business Analyst (Finance)

Purpose of the Job

To ensure that efficient and cost-effective business solutions and processes are in place to address business needs/requirements.

Job Objectives entails:

· To understand the current business environment

· To identify and understand business requirements

· To determine a suitable solution to address business needs/requirements

· To deliver the required solution

· To train business users

· To continuously support the business environment

· To lead, mentor and coach junior and intermediate BA’s within the stream.

1. To understand the current business environment:

· Analyse and understand the current business environment

· Analyse and understand the current business strategies

· Understand the current trends and developments in the industry

2. To identify and understand business requirements:

· Work with user departments in the identification and documentation of user requirements

· Assess and document the business implication of user requirements to the business process involved

· Propose and document process improvements where appropriate

· Define business rules and guide the implementation of these rules in the development of the various application systems

3. To determine a suitable solution to address business needs/requirements:

· Works closely with System Analysts and Project Managers to design and implement solutions

· Provide input on alternatives presented by the technical designers and answer detailed questions regarding the business design

· Engage the most appropriate business representatives to obtain input and agreement on alternatives that are presented

4. To deliver the required solution:

· Research, document and prepare business cases on appropriate technologies, which will align with the business strategies of the organisation

· Define scope of solution and ensure understanding of scope by business user

· Review technical solutions and As Is business processes against business requirement specification

· Documenting and evaluating required data and information

· Facilitate and co-ordinate User Acceptance Testing

· Understand, document and escalate project risks

· Liaise with other project areas to co-ordinate interdependencies and resolve issues

5. To train business users:

· Render support and facilitate sessions for end-users, including training where applicable

6. To continuously support the business environment:

· Maintain an understanding of enterprise business initiatives and objectives, the various line portfolios, and

· current trends and developments in the technology field

7.To lead, mentor and coach junior and intermediate BA’s within the stream:

· Assist Senior Business Analyst to monitor portfolio activities

· Coaching and mentoring for the domain stream BA’s in BA tools and processes

· Provide input to strategic planning and setting of goals objectives

· Prioritise business requests

· Understand interdependencies across capability areas

· Manage BA workload

· KPA/KPI monitoring

· Manage BA leave, overtime, etc.

Qualifications

· 3 year Financial Degree/Diploma

· FTI Diploma (desirable)

Experience

· (5 years) Business analysis in Finance

· (5 years) ERP systems

· (2-3 years) Retail industry

· SAP FI experience

· S/4 Hana experience (desirable)

Knowledge and Skills

· Formal training in business analysis and design methodologies

· Experience in participating in projects

· Solid track record in successful delivery in the BA environment

· Experience in a global business environment is preferred

· Business understanding of the broader retail industry will be advantageous.

Salt is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2103-198669
Salary:
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Job Duration:
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Job Industries: Technology
Job Locations: Cape Town
Job Types: Permanent

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