Financial Business Analyst

Finance, Banking, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, Trading
Contract W2, Contract Independent, 12 Months
Up to $50
Travel not required

Job Description

Job title: Business Analyst
Duration : Long term contract

Location: St. Petersburg Florida, 100% remote (need to work EST hours)

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Adheres to established standards and maintains currency in business analysis practices, procedures and techniques.  
  • Consults with users to identify, analyze, refine and document business requirements.  
  • Coordinates project scheduling with appropriate entities. 
  • Develops and maintains project schedules and produces project reports and documentation.  
  • Develops conceptual design documents, including project definition, alternative solutions, scope of work, functional specifications, and logical skeletons for new systems.  
  • Follows up with internal clients about completed tasks to ensure client satisfaction.  
  • Identifies requirements for testing, develops test plans and scripts and coordinates test transmissions, as required. Tests software. 
  • May determine appropriate actions in emergency situations to ensure data is secure and available for use as soon as possible.  
  • May prepare project proposals and project plans.  
  • Provides training and may lead the work of others, as required.  
  • Reviews operational procedures and methods; maps current business processes; defines and analyzes business activities; identifies best practices; and recommends improvements.  
  • Serves as a liaison between end users and software development teams, including functioning as a subject matter expert (SME) in translating requirements to software development teams.  
  • Maintain currency in analyst skills.  
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Skills:     

  • Functional, operational and technical requirements of assigned project(s). 
  • Concepts of risk management, issue tracking, change management and requirements gathering. 
  • Concepts, practices and procedures analyzing business processes.  
  • Investment concepts, practices and procedures used in the securities industry.  
  • The use of technology in business.  
  • The relationship between IT and business.  
  • Core business competencies such as finance, management, accounting, operations, and marketing.  
  • More detailed awareness of the business context of a technical solution, including specific business goals associated with the project, how the project will meet the goals, and their own part in advancing the goals.  
  • General financial industry knowledge and knowledge of supported business area.  
  • Business Analysis tools:  Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Software Engineering Methodology (SEM) process, Change Management, Project Management tools (MS Project), basic database query language usage, time tracking tools, Use Case / UML, advanced quality assurance (QA) tool usage for test case development, execution, and defect tracking/issue tracking software.  
  • Creating and interpreting process maps and flowcharts. 
  • Preparing various reports, summaries, surveys and written recommendations.  
  • Developing and maintaining project plans.  
  • Developing conceptual design documents, including devising logical skeletons for new systems.  
  • Conducting usability testing of software applications. 
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications Ability to:  
  • Ask pointed questions to verify clear understanding of client issues. 
  • Analyze a business function and derive a set of requirements to satisfy a general request. 
  • Take ownership of an aspect or task on a project with little to no assistance.  
  • Actively communicate technical and business aspects of work efforts to team members.  
  • Mentor other analysts when necessary.  
  • Champion a non-technical project improvement effort. 
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions.  
  • Provide a high level of customer service.  
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  
  • Exhibit a positive attitude when dealing with others.  
  • Follow all internal procedures for handling customer requests.  
  • Communicate timely and through proper channels to keep customer and upper management informed of the progress of an issue.  
  • Take personal ownership of issues, following through to issue resolution.  
  • Attend to detail.  
  • Analyze and solve logic problems.  
  • In emergency situations, determine appropriate actions to protect critical systems and data. 
  • Meet all deadlines created by management or clearly communicate to management the reasons the deadlines are not possible. 
  • Effectively organize and prioritize all tasks and responsibilities.  
  • Participate in team projects and activities.  
  • Demonstrate flexibility in accepting and adapting to change. 
  • Clear, concise, grammatically correct oral and written communications, including SEM documentation.  
  • Demonstrate appropriate frequency and level of detail in communications.  
  • Escalate unresolved issues to others. 
Dice Id : RTX161984
Position Id : 7201845
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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