Strategic Business Analyst at RSM US LLP (Minneapolis, MN)

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Strategic Business Analyst

Minneapolis, MN (FWR)
Corporate Information Technology

Job Description

Req ID: req21515

Strategic Business Analyst Summary:

The Strategic BusinessAnalyst is accountable to the Business Analysis Director and ProgramManagers for managing the work effort of a team of business analysts on largestrategic initiatives. They also use advanced and broad domain knowledge aswell as business analysis expertise to:
Provide coaching for business analysts on other projects and/or programs as needed, and
Contribute to continuously improving the business analysis process

Typically, the Strategic Business Analyst is assigned the mostchallenging work assignments and provides the top business analysis leadershiprole on programs and large projects.

Essential Duties
  • Manages business analysis process on assigned programs and large/complex projects
  • Oversees or conducts the following
  • Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
  • Works with program manager and sponsor to identify stakeholders and scope
  • Represents team of analyst on a program to provide input to the project approach and schedule, including identifying analysis activities and individuals required to be involved in those activities
  • Identifies appropriate corrective action for business analysis activities to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget and scope
  • Requirement Gathering and Analysis
  • Requirements Management and Communication
  • Solution Assessment and Validation
  • Productivity Program Support
  • Assists with framework development for the program and leads assigned productivity initiatives
  • Relationship management for key assigned line of business and/or functional area(s) 5%
  • Center of excellence support
  • Coaching business analysts as needed on other projects/programs
  • Provides recommendations for and may lead efforts for continuous process improvements of the business analysis process

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Knowledge of defect tracking processes and tools
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and consult effectively with employees at all levels
  • General knowledge of business and IT systems
  • Strong attention to detail, motivation, and initiative
  • Interviewing skills, to talk with individuals and groups about their needs and ask the right questions to surface essential requirements information
  • Listening, observation, and oral communication skills, to understand what people say and to detect what they might be hesitant to say
  • Minimum of 8 years of business analysis experience working in a development environment Experience with financial systems preferred
  • Experience in developing user based applications, GUI, and web based applications
  • Knowledge of product management concepts and how enterprise software products are positioned and developed
  • Understands project management methodologies
  • Experience working with 3rd party and vendor relationships
  • Experience with both structured and object oriented analysis techniques
  • Proven experience in operational business process improvement
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma methodologies and other tools supporting fact based decisions
  • Previous experience leading a group of 2-3 business analysts
  • Leads a team of business analysts on complex projects or acts as a
  • Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish solution ideas from requirements, and to distinguish user requests from underlying needs
  • Facilitation skills, to lead requirements elicitation workshops
  • Organizational skills, to work with the vast array of information gathered during elicitation and analysis and to manage rapidly changing information
  • Excellent writing skills, to communicate information effectively to all levels of internal customers and technical staff as well as to external vendors
  • Interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders
  • Modeling skills, to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations
  • Time management skills, to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities mentor by providing guidance and instruction to other business analysts.
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) preferred
  • Financial services or accounting industry experience preferred

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Location Street Address: 801 Nicollet Mall, 11th Floor - West Tower, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2526 USA
Region: National
Position Type: Experienced
Job Type: Full Time
Degree Required: None
Travel Required: Yes
Sponsor candidates who are not eligible to work in US: No
Requisition ID: req21515
More Information on RSM US LLP
RSM US LLP operates in the Business Intelligence industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL. RSM US LLP was founded in 1926. It has 16030 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 398 open jobs at RSM US LLP, click here.
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