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Business Analyst

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

We’ll broaden your horizons

The Operations PMO is responsible for maximising BDOs change investment; helping deliver Change in the most effective and efficient way; track, record and report on expectation, help build change delivery capability across the firm; and bring in teams to help the firm deliver.

Our motto is “Do Less, Better – helping BDO deliver the right change initiatives, the right way, faster”

As we now have clarity on our key programmes we are looking for an experienced business analyst to help deliver our strategic programmes

We’ll help you succeed

In this role you’ll:

  • Work closely with Business Streams and PMDs to facilitate, document and interpret business processes, business and functional requirements and to translate these into application and operational requirements.  In addition, to communicate these to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Document workflows and the results of business analysis and obtain sign-off from users on the specifications.
  • Monitor situations and identify trends, potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats.
  • Collect, understand, and transmit the business requirements for functional areas of the business, and translating these into specifications and detailed test plans.
  • Model business structures, systems, and processes in light of proposed changes ·
  • Support the project manager to manage external supplier selection and evaluation processes · To provide the link between the end users, development team and any third party, throughout the development lifecycle. ·
  • Design and execute the test scenarios and test scripts and support the business in conducting adequate regression and user acceptance testing.
  • Understand the inflight and upcoming changes in project business requirements
  • Promote good working relationships and respond quickly to deal with conflict or breakdowns in communication.
  • Negotiate effectively to achieve agreed courses of action with stakeholders whilst maintaining their buy-in
  • Status reporting showing progress against planned tasks, status, issues, risks and dependencies for Project Manager and ad-hoc as requested.
  • Drive and support business users to follow good governance practice such as regular review of issues, risks and dependencies.
  • Facilitate meetings incorporating business, technology and user groups to gather information and client requirements.
  • Translate these using standard templates into functional specifications.
  • Gather data to enable understanding of business processes, related barriers, risks and client needs.
  • Use questioning techniques to challenge requests if the scope, benefits and proposed deliverables are unclear.
  • Analyse and document business processes.

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We’re looking for someone with:

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills required
  • Experience of interpreting business requests and translating them to requirements
  • Experience of writing requirements specifications
  • Demonstrable evidence of gathering, analysing and documenting business processes
  • Ability to present to an audience in both formal and informal situations
  • Good knowledge of BDO products and services advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including active listening
  • Demonstrate confidence in dealing with all levels of the firm

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture.  From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side.  Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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