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Business Analyst - Edinburgh

Financial Services - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 2608 Date Posted: Wednesday 24 Oct 2018
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A fantastic opportunity for part qualified or fully qualified accountant with an excellent IT aptitude and experience of working on systems implementations 

The Company

This is a highly disruptive and nimble consultancy firm that specialises in the pre-design solutions for financial services companies that require platforms for planning, stress testing and cost allocation.  They deliver planning and forecasting system implementations into a high profile financial services client portfolio

The Role 

The position of Business Analyst will support the design, testing and training of the system implementation within Edinburgh city centre (with some occasional travel involved)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Requirements gathering and analysis
  • Support the design phase and facilitate workshops
  • Business stakeholder change management
  • System design documentation
  • Syndication of system design to the business
  • Work closely with client technical teams
  • Conduct functional testing versus design and requirements
  • Support UAT, create test cases and scripts
  • Support the delivery of projects for major banks

The Person:

  • Excellent IT aptitude, with a methodical approach to mathematical problem solving, and ability to understand multi-dimensional system solutions
  • At least 3+ years experience of working in a finance function 
  • Basic understanding of MS Office products and in particular Excel
  • Good verbal and written skills to support regular interaction with external clients
  • Ability to work well in a time pressured environment, with an attention to detail
  • Strong desire to deliver, with a pro-active and positive apparoach to all tasks
  • The ability to take ownership of issues and end result 
  • Willingness to travel to the London office and possibly abroad

Skills and Experience: 

  • Demonstrable work experience in large complex organisations 
  • Experience of working in the financial planning process within a large organisation
  • A proven track record of delivery within a project lifecycle
  • Financial modelling