Business Analyst - Kerry Kopp Recruitment Specialists, Pietermaritzburg

  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by Kerry Kopp Recruitment Specialists on Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Reference: 1592724
  • Apply before Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 55 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Kerry Kopp Recruitment Specialists

 

Skilled Business Analyst assist with the implementation and support of business information systems across multiple departments. They identify problems and opportunities within a company and ultimately provide solutions that help achieve the business' goals.

 

 

 

  • Responsible for analysis and description of the current business processes

  • Responsible for documenting the business & software requirements 

  • Creation of uses cases and user stories

  • Provides advice on prioritization of business demands and new change initiatives

  • Coordinating senior users

  • Provide gap analysis of new Solutions

  • Monitors that solutions will meet these needs in terms of quality, functionality and ease of use

 

 

 

Business Analyst duties and responsibilities of the job

 

Business Analysts conduct market analyses, analysing both product lines and the overall profitability of the business. In addition, they develop and monitor data quality metrics and ensure business data and reporting needs are met. Strong technology, analytical and communication skills are must-have traits.

 

 

 

  • Creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities and solutions for a business

  • Budgeting and forecasting

  • Planning and monitoring

  • Financial modelling

  • Variance Analysis

  • Pricing

  • Reporting

  • Defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders

 

 

 

In addition to performing financial and operational modelling, a Business Analyst is expected to develop new models that underpin sound business decisions. A Business Analyst job description should recognise the streamlining and improving of internal and external reporting. The role should also call for a strong understanding of regulatory and reporting requirements as well as plenty of experience in forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis combined with understanding of key performance indicators.

 

 

 

The end goal is to provide financial insights that help the decision-making process,  and align capital and resource allocation within the business budget. The Business Analyst should also drive fresh initiatives for financial planning and business intelligence systems.

 

Business Analyst job qualifications and requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Typically, Business Analysts require a Bachelor degree minimum. Whilst any degree is advantageous, the following subjects are useful as they’re in a similar field:

 

    Business Studies

 

    Business Administration

 

    Management

 

    Information Technology

 

 

 

There are also a number of industry-recognised certificates aspiring Business Analysts can acquire too. The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) offers such accreditation.

 

The core skills of a Business Analyst job description should also include:

 

    Experience working with senior decision makers

 

    Strong communication/interpersonal skills

 

    Proven analytical background

 

    Advanced Excel skills

 


Required Skills

  • budgeting : 3 to 4 years
  • financial modelling : 4 to 5 years
  • forecasting : 4 to 5 years
  • business analyst : 3 to 4 years

Candidate Requirements

Typically, Business Analysts require a Bachelor degree minimum. Whilst any degree is advantageous, the following subjects are useful as they’re in a similar field:

 

    Business Studies

 

    Business Administration

 

    Management

 

    Information Technology

This position reports to: National IT Manager Apply before Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 55 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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