Transformation Finance Business Analyst

Location Blackburn
Discipline: Executive Finance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££36k - 47k per year + Life Insurance,Healthcare,Vision
Contact name: Joel Chambers

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Job ref: 32657
Published: 22 days ago

Role: Transformation Finance Business Analyst

Location: Blackburn - Office Based - With the possibility of 1 day a week from home

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Salary: £36,000 - £47,000 (Dependent on experience) & bonus scheme


About the role...

Our client is seeking a Finance Transformation Business Analyst to join their Finance team.

They have set about on a standardisation project utilising software solutions and industry standard project methodologies to manage their Portfolio. This standardisation is an enabler to support the continuous advancement of their financial processes whilst ensuring that risks and controls are managed and maintained.

The 'Business Analyst' will form a part of the project management office function responsible for delivering user requirements to functional specification documentation. As well as this, you will handle documentation that will enable unit and user testing completion (associated primarily with projects undertaken by the organisation).  You will work alongside the business stakeholders, subject matter experts, finance systems counterparts and external partners. You will determine user requirements, functional specification, and end user training material.

The ideal candidate will be collaborative with all stakeholders within the business and will be confident in communicating complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders. You will possess strong analytical skills and proficiency in financial process modelling including P2P, Credit Management and POS. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills and previously worked on master data and reporting projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships with members of the program/project teams to gain their trust and be a credible partner in helping them through all stages of projects.
  • Work with the business to define and document a full set of user requirements
  • Document the 'As Is' and 'To Be' solution or user stories using standard work and process maps as required.
  • Complete Requirements Traceability Matrices
  • Define and document the functional requirements, engaging with relevant digital counterparts and business user representatives.
  • Conclude the documentation cycle with approvals for both user specifications and functional requirements / Requirements Traceability matrices.
  • Post development - transition solutions into user training material, training and scripts.
  • Lead all activities from requirement to functional specification, utilising both waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Ability to support all testing activities within the project with a strong focus in ensuring full participation from the user community and that associated quality and governance controls are undertaken.

Candidate Requirements

  • 3+ years Business Analysis experience
  • Must have at least 1 end to end finance transformation implementation, ideally P2P
  • Experience with master data, data analysis, data warehouse
  • Prince 2 foundation Certification (waterfall / agile) or equivalent
  • Experience of waterfall and agile project requirement gathering/documentation methodologies.
  • Experience of Microsoft Project, ServiceNow SPM, SAP Solution Manager, ProMaps
  • Advanced use of Microsoft packages.