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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-02077
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/27/2018
Job Title: Business Analyst
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Interview Process: PS, F2F
Salary: DOE

Job Duties in Brief:
  • Work with the Business staff to produce comprehensive requirements and detailed specifications for existing and new financial functionality, interfaces, and reports. 
  • Analyze enhancement requests, defects and other issues, translating them into professional specifications
  • Document outstanding issues into summary format for periodic communication to the User Group for prioritization and subsequently to Steering Committee and Project Sponsors for approval of priorities. 
  • Maintain the database of enhancement requests, issues and bugs, recording status, monitoring progress and acquiring user specifications
  • Develop and analyze business requirements for all Yardi Voyager 7S projects
  • Manage all requirements artifacts; URDs, Use-Cases, Change requests, and application specifications.
  • Liaise with the business as well as with development.
  • Translate business requirements into detailed functional specifications (e.g. use cases, system requirement specifications, etc.)
  • Provide Financial Business Analysis in order to improve the existing systems and for the creation of new solutions
  • Carry out requirements management using industry-standard tools and techniques.
  • Ensure the overall quality of business requirements traceability to all URDS and Use Cases, Design Documents and Test Cases
  • Advise testing resources on test-case creation and assist in ensuring requirements traceability
  • Participate in the change management process overseeing the definition, approval, and implementation of scope changes
  • Perform issue management including facilitation of issue resolution and implementation
  • Interface with business client management to solicit requirements and drive issue resolution
  • Assist in the creation of procedural, training, and reference materials for solutions implemented
  • Prepare for and participate in his/her annual performance appraisal.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication with other team members including managers, peers and direct reports
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and working relationships with others.
  • Demonstrate a self-directed approach to learning new technologies in the field; pursue professional development
  • Take personal ownership (going beyond assigned tasks to make projects better, identifies and reports issues, demonstrates strong concern for client and initiatives)
  • Demonstrate personal leadership
  • Position will be proficient in the use of the following software: Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio
  • Other tools as identified
About You:
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, or similar discipline, or the equivalent education and experience
  • Few years' experience with Data Warehouse and/or Business Intelligence development projects.
  • Public/private accounting experience, predominantly in the real estate sector
  • 2 to 3  years' experience in Real Estate investment management & accounting technologies (Yardi)
  • Minimum of 3 years Financial Services industry experience and working with IT development teams
  • Experience as a business analyst in the software development lifecycle using the RUP Methodology desirable but not required.
  • Experience in business process improvement/process re-engineering
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill managing change
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex IT environment
  • Proactive person willing to accept responsibility and provide leadership
  • Experience capturing and documenting business/system requirements.
  • Ability to translate business needs into product analysis objectives, business and data requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required.
  • Excellent people skills, influence, diplomacy, and negotiating skills and the ability to work in a team environment required.
  • Strong project and time management skills with attention to detail and ability to set and maintain priorities.
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, business judgment, experience with complex data sets, and organization skills required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of accounting and financial reporting