Quality Analyst / Business Analyst

Quality Analyst / Business Analyst

ProViso Consulting

Dept. Overview:

• The Finance Innovation Team (FIT) leads the transformation and innovation activities for the broader Finance function, including data, process, systems & tools, project management, business analysis and business architecture.
• The FIT is a strategic and partner-centric organization that develops client Finance strategy and supports the prioritization, development and delivery of a roadmap and a portfolio of projects that drive sustainable business value and help realize the client Finance strategic objectives.
• The FIT Solution Design and Readiness Team is a team of Business Analysis (BA) and Quality Assurance (QA) professionals who lead and support feasibility assessments of defined solutions to ensure they meet business objectives. The team collaborates with stakeholders to elicit, define, analyze, and communicate requirements, validate solution provided and assess solution readiness.

Job description:

• Report to Senior Manager, Solution Design
• Leads Requirements and Business Acceptance Test (BAT) work packages for small to medium sized, low to moderate risk and regulatory projects or initiatives and may contribute to medium to large sized projects
• Sound to advanced knowledge of business analysis, quality assurance, project delivery practices and standards across the project life-cycle
• Gain/acquire sound understanding of business and user interaction with technology throughout project delivery
• Experience in Procurement
• Work performed under minimal management guidance and supervision
• Identify and lead problem resolution
• Supports and may contribute to communication and change management activities
• Contributes to the team’s business, delivery and application knowledge sharing

Accountabilities:

• Initiative Delivery:

o Support development of a delivery approach and work plan, aligned with the project milestone dates and considering constraints, dependencies and strategic drivers
o Estimate, forecast and manage the requirements and BAT effort including cost, resource and timeline
o Engage, enable and lead stakeholders to final agreement and signoff of the deliverables
o Assess change requests and their impacts, checking for alignment to initiative objectives at all stages
o Communicate progress on Requirements and BAT work packages
o Identify and manage risks and issues, escalating to manager and partners where appropriate
o Adheres to client methodologies and enforces client standards

• Requirements Management:

o Identify, document and validate current state processes and capabilities
o Support business with defining the business need or problem and identifying potential solutions
o Analyze impacts to customers, stakeholders, employees, process, technology and budgets of selected solutions
o Plan and facilitate sessions to draw out requirements – both explicit and implicit, functional and non-functional
o Understand, challenge, categorize, prioritize and document business requirements
o Take ownership and complete BA work package. Deliverables include, but are not limited to, Business Requirements documentation, business process design, business context diagram, Use Cases, data requirements and mapping, root cause and business analysis, impact analysis, alternatives and recommendations, work-around identification and documentation, report/dashboard/analytics design, deployment support, production stabilization and Day 2 maintenance
o Support development of business cases and RFI/RFPs with vendors if required
o Conduct review of the design and testing deliverables to ensure the solution meets the business requirements

• Business Acceptance Testing (BAT) Management:

o Create the BAT Strategy and Plan including identifying and documenting test scope, approach, resources, schedule, environments and data requirements
o Coordinate multiple business and stakeholder groups and facilitate the creation and execution of Testing Scenarios, Test Cases and Test Scripts
o Create the detailed Test Execution Plan per day per resource
o Review System Integration Test (SIT) deliverables, progress and defects
o Facilitate and/or participate in testing of developed solutions, including communication of issues and participation in fixes
o Upload and manage test cases using HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
o Record, manage and report all issues and defects throughout the defect lifecycle management to resolution using HP ALM
o Identify and update the regression package for future use
o Conduct application gap analysis and readiness assessment

Must have:

• Exp. with Procurement
• Communication skills is key for this role – very important to have strong skills!
• 5-7+ yrs of project/program BA (30%) & QA (70%) exp. from Financial Industry in North America
• 5-7+ yrs of finance exp. (sourcing and procurement, mgmt. reporting, spend analysis, supplier enablement)
• 5-7+ yrs exp. with Project delivery methodology
• Strong MS Office (Excel, Visio, Word, PowerPoint and Project)

Nice to have:

• Business Analysis accreditation
• Accounting or Financial designation
• Exp. as a lead QA managing a team of BA/QA resources on large & complex project/program
• Working knowledge of HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)
• BSA or System Analysis exp. working as the Business Subject Matter Experts contributing to projects, or exp. working as the business support or super user managing small enhancements
• Exp. working on a transformation project
• Exp. putting in a new process / system / policy change
• University degree in business, finance, engineering or related discipline

Additional skills:

• Eager to roll up sleeves and tackle what is necessary
• Strong team player with excellent communication, relationship management, consensus building, and influencing skills
• Proactive and highly motivated individual with good work ethic and time management skills
• An independent thinker with strong business acumen, analytical and conceptualization skills, and the ability to identify process improvements as necessary
• Ability to learn quickly, promote a positive team environment, and exceed expectations with minimal supervision
• Ability to remain calm in an intense environment

Job Details

4838

Contract

6 Months

Toronto

 





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