Business Analyst

England, London
Up to £500 per day
20 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Kirsten MacLeod
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Experience Levels
Part Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Analyst

Job - Summary of the Role, Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Position: Global Finance Transformation Programme (GFTP) - Business Analyst and Project Support

This role will form part of the Global Finance Transformation Programme team and will provide support on the programme implementation of Oracle NetSuite as the Global Finance solution.

The GFTP Business Analyst and Project Support role is pivotal to the success of the GFTP programme. The skills required are those considered to be of a professional, dynamic, driven and pragmatic nature.

The core deliverables of this role are:-

  • Facilitation - supporting the Senior Business Analyst and Workstream Leads with Gap Analysis workshops and documentation to ensure that the 'As-Is' and the 'To-Be' processes are effective and process improvements are achieved wherever possible. This is not a process of detailing all of the 'As-Is' processes but, understanding where there may be gaps. This should also reduce the risk of gaps in the solution as each Euromoney business goes live and ensure clarity for users regarding what is in and out of scope
  • Testing - supporting the Senior Business Analyst and Workstream Leads in testing as an integral part of the programme to ensure that the appropriate Testing Strategy is devised and the appropriate testing scripts are built and executed. It is imperative that a robust, repeatable process of testing is built to ensure that each time a Euromoney business is migrated/deployed onto the NetSuite solution that the appropriate testing will be carried out, the results captured and any mitigating actions are completed
  • Workstream Reporting - consolidating the weekly status reporting provided from the GFTP Workstream Leads to produce the overall Programme Weekly Status Report. It is essential to understand the stakeholders for the report and use language appropriate to the audience
  • Programme Reporting Logs - ensuring that the GFTP Workstream Leads have updated the key programme reporting logs e. Risks and Issues, Decision Logs, CEMLI, Lessons Learned, Defect Tracking
  • Governance - ensure governance procedures are adhered to for all elements of the GFTP
  • Documentation - provide support to the Senior Business Analyst and Workstream Leads to ensure that all appropriate documentation for the programme is in place and existing documentation is reviewed and updated. A standard and consistent approach is required to ensure quality and continuity. This will enable a strong level of governance around the programme and ensure that all strategic and tactical documents are in place and signed off
  • Stakeholder Management - build collaborative, collegiate relationships across the business and within the Programme Team

Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide business analysis services to support to the GFTP Team
  • Work closely with the GFTP Senior Business Analyst and the business units to support the production of the gap-analysis between the as-is and the to-be processes
  • Provide project support to the Programme Lead, Programme Manager, Business Change Manager, Project Manager and Workstream Leads
  • Identifying and tracking progress against project milestones
  • Managing and updating of key project reports including:
    • Production of the Weekly GFTP Status Report
    • Risk and issues log
    • Decision Logs
    • CEMLI
    • Action logs
  • Facilitating at project workshops
  • Scheduling of project meetings including checkpoint and board meetings, taking and distributing minutes
  • Implementing project improvements as and when identified
  • Producing ad-hoc reports, meeting packs, slide decks, etc as requested by the GFTP Management Team
  • Supporting at project workshops

Person - Key Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong relationship building skills with the Programme Team to ensure they become a cohesive member of the team
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Self-motivated and initiative driven - ability to work independently
  • Results-focussed individual, a can-do attitude and excellent problem solving abilities
  • Proactive and structured approach to work and managing high workloads
  • High attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • To be able to focus on the needs of the programme
  • Use of tools to produce data analysis

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Proven early stages track record of working as a Business Analyst
  • Ability to demonstrate strong collegiate relationships at all stakeholder levels
  • Proven track record of providing support to projects
  • Experienced in applying appropriate and differing methodologies/techniques to aid projects and maximise delivery success
  • General administrative skills including the use of MS office
  • Professional individual