Senior Business Analyst

  • Permanent Specialist EE position

  • Cape Town Region, Western Cape

  • R550,000 - R650,000 pa cost to company

  • Job 2199030

  • Posted 14 Mar 2018 by Rory Mackie & Associates

About the Position

Business Analyst

The Business Analyst role reports to the Head of Projects. The role requires the incumbent to spend their time as a business /data / process analyst on a variety of projects. The size & scope of projects range from small to large.

Primary Functions of the Position:

Business Analysis

  • Determine when and how to modify a selected approach as necessary in order to apply an appropriate level of rigor and best meet the needs of the area of analysis
  • Adapt approach as required to adjust to changing conditions and meet new challenges

Elicitation of Requirements

  • Use a variety of techniques to accurately elicit requirements when stakeholders are focused on solutions, or are biased, or do not know or understand the scope of the analysis area
  • Ensure that elicitation results link to the business goal/owner and can be measured or decomposed to measurable requirements

Requirements Analysis

  • Clearly express and document stakeholder desires and/or current organizational state using a combination of textual formats, models, diagrams, and matrices
  • Understands appropriate use of various analysis techniques and approaches
  • Define the requirements in terms of business, processes and functional requirements
  • Creates detailed Business Requirement Document (BRD) and translate it into functional specifications
  • Provides analytic support by coordinating data extraction from various databases and data interpretation

Solution Assessment & Validation

  • When multiple solutions are available, effectively evaluate which option will deliver the greatest business value
  • Proactively seek to identify how users have adapted and/or modified the solution and why
  • Define the high-level design of the solution using textual formats, models, diagrams, and matrices

Testing Analysis

  • Participates in Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Functionality Testing
  • Clearly define test cases with the business users
  • Map test cases to requirements
  • Provide input to the test requirements in terms of data, environments, tools and test approaches
  • Review, access and resolve test defects


  • Tertiary qualification in Business Systems, IT, Computer Science, Mathematics, Accounting, Business Science, or equivalent
  • IIBA or Business Analysis diploma
  • 5 to 7 years' experience as a Business Analyst, preferably in the financial services industry
  • Proven experience in multiple project disciplines, e.g. Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid
  • Proven experience in agile thinking and delivery
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Proven experience of working and analyzing in an Investment Management environment is an advantage
  • Proven experience in project managing and business analysis of small projects
  • Proven experience of working and analyzing digital transformation projects


  • Strong technical and analytical skills incl. process and data analysis
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong documentation and specification skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of Investment Management landscape
  • Strong knowledge of applicable methodologies, tools, standards, and procedures
  • Demonstrated decision-making abilities
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and self-managing
  • Self-motivation and energetic
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment under tight timelines
  • Ability to multi-task and support multiple projects at once
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to be agile, flexible and responsive in thinking and delivery
  • Ability to project manage delivery

Desired Skills

  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Process Analysis
  • Agile Thinking
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Financial Services

Desired Work Experience

  • 5 to 10 years Business Analysis
  • 5 to 10 years Investments, Insurance & Assurance

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Degree

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