Senior Business Analyst

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10-25-2018
Our client, a public sector organization located in downtown Toronto has retained The Talent Company to recruit for a Senior Business Analyst. This role reports into the finance function. The individual liaises with stakeholders to understand problems and opportunities and proactively recommends solutions to enable the organization to meet its strategic goals through changes to policies, processes, information and information systems.
 
**Candidates that wish to be seriously considered for this opportunity must have attained the Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) designation**
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Eliciting detailed requirements utilizing techniques not limited to workshops, JAD sessions, focus groups, surveys, interview, observation and process walkthroughs
  • Creating various business analysis and project management documents and artifacts not limited to process models, business cases, test cases and plans, data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams, business rules catalogues, glossaries and use cases
  • Developing various procurement artifacts not limited to requests for information (RFI), requests for proposals (RFP), evaluation criteria and scoring workbooks
  • Preparing various reports and project proposals for senior management review and approval
  • Providing weekly updates on the status of work assignments and projects
  • Identifying enterprise and project level issues and risks, and preparing and executing appropriate response plans
  • Effectively and succinctly communicating with all stakeholders to ensure that business requirements are satisfied.
  • Leading effective meetings and working sessions
  • Acting as the project lead on senior-level projects as needed, providing overall oversight and communication to the project team from inception, implementation and handover to the appropriate teams for ongoing operational management
  • Developing and delivering program for user training as related to new application rollout, as well as preparation of user documentation
  • Supporting the development and implementation of an enterprise project management and business analysis centre of excellence
 

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be in current possession of the Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) designation
  • 5+ years of experience as a Senior Business Analyst with experience that includes a diversity of projects representing many functional areas within an organization (Finance, Sales, Marketing, HR, etc – not just IT)
  • 5+ years of experience in a finance or accounting domain.
  • Strong experience with change management, process mapping, policy creation and a knowledge repository for future reference
  • Experience with participating in the creation and support of RFP’s/RFI’s/RFQ’s etc
  • 3+ years of experience leading the procurement and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an asset
  • Experience with PCI compliance and PII security is an asset
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Information Systems
  • Experience developing and implementing project management and/or business analysis centres of excellence is an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Visio, Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with databases (VBA, SQL Server etc) is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting.
  • Self-starter with strong analytical, organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
 
This offers an exceptional opportunity to work for a company with a strong culture, be a team player and work closely with senior leadership. If you feel that you are up for this challenge to please click APPLY below. We are always grateful for referrals.
 
About The Talent Company
The Talent Company is an HR Solutions Firm. We work closely with our clients to FIND, KEEP, REWARD and TRANSITION their talent. We act as a trusted search partner for leading organizations providing customized and timely recruitment services.  For a list of our current opportunities, click here.
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