Third Quarter Business Resources

Permanent and Contract Placements

R60,000 - R90,000 monthly
Third Quarter Business Resources Cape Town, South Africa
31 May, 2018
Full time
Job Title: Principal Business Analyst Duration: Permanent Location: Cape Town, Southern Suburbs Industry: Financial Description:   This role exists within the financial industry and is responsible for creating, refining and clarifying the detailed definition of a complex business need within the organisation, designing the corresponding business processes and supporting the end-to-end implementation of the business solution. The incumbent would be recognized as a lead specialist in Finance business analysis, with a background in Finance.   The role requires the incumbent to lead, support and manage a team on an assigned business problem or initiative and to determine which activities are necessary in order to successfully complete a business analysis effort. Provides thought leadership, mentoring and guidance to others. Expert in business analysis techniques. KRA’s ·         Ability to present highly complex ideas and solutions and demonstrate value. ·         Analysis of the Finance business environment as input into the organisations strategy. ·         Application of in-depth expertise to complex organisational problems and development of innovative solutions and end-to-end operating models. ·         Create and refine the detailed definition of complex business needs at an enterprise level, and the corresponding business solutions. ·         Design and review new complex business processes. ·         Elicitation of requirements, including requirements analysis, management and communication. ·         Identifies and manages stakeholders and their needs. ·         Selects, implements and governs the use of Business Analysis techniques, methodologies and templates to suit the specific business problem. ·         Solution assessment and validation. ·         Leading change - Designs change to match organisational need; drives the change process forward; maintains momentum and a clear sense of overall purpose and strategic impact of change. ·         Works collaboratively with Business Owners and Architects to understand business problems and recommends solutions across process, technology, data and people that enable the organization to achieve its goals. ·         Ability to participate in developing Business Strategies. ·         Leads business requirement/design phases on Finance projects or programmes with significant risk and complexity to develop strategic solutions. ·         Builds mutually beneficial relationships within the organization. ·         Responding to stakeholder needs and influencing the development of alternative solutions. ·         Holds first line managers accountable for managerial work, including selection, performance management and effectiveness of the organisations Business Analysis capability. ·         Acts as mentor to the team and supports an environment of continual improvement. ·         Accountable for service delivery predominantly through own efforts and those of junior analysts assigned to the deliverable. ·         Plays a leadership role as facilitator, mentor and coach to the broader team. ·         Individually accountable for managing own time, tasks and output quality for periods of up to a year. Requirements Tertiary qualification in Finance/Accounting (e.g. BCom Accounting, BBSc) and Business Analysis qualification (e.g. FTI) is essential. Post-graduate and/or professional qualification in Finance/Accounting preferred eg. Honours, CA. 8 years’ experience in business process, systems and data analysis, solutions design & testing, data modelling. 5 years’ experience in similar environments i.e. within finance, risk, tax functions of large corporates. An excellent communicator who can adapt to different levels of audience expertise and different sizes of audiences in both their written and verbal communication. Well-versed in managing senior stakeholders’ expectations. Proven ability to shape a vague, complex business need or issue into a clear, well-defined problem statement/opportunity which is well understood by relevant stakeholder group. Proven ability in multi-tasking and managing several deliverables at once. Good business acumen. High EQ and ability to read stakeholder groups and adjust style to most effectively elicit information, obtain buy-in and support and develop trust. Good inter-personal skills, including influencing skills. Collaborates effectively with others to achieve personal and team results. Self-starter, able to show initiative and work with little to no guidance. Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Solution-driven, passionate and energetic. Collaboration (Relating) Customer First Execution Innovation (Perspective) Leading with Influence Personal Mastery (Learning) Strategic