Job ID:
Business Analyst
Applications Invited from Countries:
United States
Job Description

From the HM:

Core requirements include financial services experience with direct engagement in the independent broker dealer/RIA space, wealth management, and/or banking in that order of preference.  We need a candidate with strong communications and facilitation skills who will be competent and at ease while conducting current state definition/requirement gathering sessions.  It would be someone who is an expert preparing concise and meaningful meeting agendas, expertly guiding conversation with SMEs, department managers, and executives, and effectively capture meeting notes into prescribed project artifacts.  Let me know if you have any questions.  You can forward any candidates via email, but please make sure to also post their resume via Fieldglass.



Job Description in Fieldglass:

What we need: Cetera Financial Group is currently seeking a Business Analyst. What you will do: - You will formulate and define system scope, objectives, and requirements through best practice disciplines, research, and requirements gathering. - You will lead and/or assist business and technical teams to develop and/or modify processes to resolve moderate to complex business issues. - Provide the team an analysis of business and user needs, elicitation, organization and documentation of business requirements, process flows, and translation of business requirements into functional requirements to capture what the team discussed and agreed upon. - Support solution and functional specification definition. - When available, you will review impacted systems technical and logical design for the ability to lead through creating or updating system/process/data flow diagrams with minimal support. Utilize basic SQL skills to perform data queries that are simple to medium in complexity to support analysis as needed throughout all phases of the project. - You will support design, build, and test phases for assigned projects. - Collaborate with project managers to develop detailed project information for their task assignments. - Develop a business analysis plan in support of providing meaningful project phase estimates for all business analyst activities - especially takes ownership and accountability for the requirements phase and is highly capable to plan the tasks, effort and duration of all the tasks necessary to complete the BRD, FRD and supplementary documentation What you need to have: - Bachelor?s degree or equivalent experience in a directly related field required - 10+ years? experience as a senior level analyst in business analysis, business systems, or both - 3+ years? experience using Microsoft Office application Word, Excel, Visio, SharePoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, online collaboration tools, IM, etc. - 3+ years? experience with excellent meeting facilitation and communication skills Really catch our eye with: - IIBA certification - Strategic thinking and thought leadership necessary for understanding goals and objectives as well as the detailed activities within a project - Must have strong and creative problem solving skills - Highly experienced in eliciting and being able to pick out requirements in a conversation, not necessarily being literally told what the requirement is - Knowledge of BA Professional best practices of Business Analysis/Business Systems Analysis - - Proven experience in creating epics, user stories and acceptance within tools such as JIRA.
Comprehensive understanding of best practices related to release and change management, software development life cycle, workflow and process modeling and diagrams - Knowledge of financial services industry in one or more of the following: Brokerage Services, Wealth Management, Advisory, trading - Comprehensive understanding of best practices related to release and change management, software development life cycle, workflow and process modeling and diagrams - Proficiency in leading through completion of high quality business, functional and non-functional requirement documentation - Proven talent in ability to work within a virtual teams, including utilizing available tools for efficient meeting facilitations and communications - Proven talent to drive towards effective and timely results of all tasks and assignments Our top performers share the following traits: - Strong ability to lead meetings and conversations asking questions, managing the dialogue to achieve the objectives and agenda of the discussion - Self-starter; initiates action and doesn?t wait to be guided or pulled into projects - Inquisitive; naturally asks lots of questions - Able to work with minimal guidance by applying knowledge and previous experience at work - Ability to learn quickly and operate effectively in a fast-paced environment - Superior decision-making and creative problem-solving skills - Team player with a high degree of professional ethics and integrity - Results-oriented - Strong analytical and organizational skills - Top notch oral and written communication skills