Business Analyst

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #62567 |
Posted Earlier this month

Out client, a top financial company, is looking for a Business Analyst to join their team.

Job Description:

  • Under general supervision, uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education, experience and/or, specialized training to serve as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide solutions to meet user needs
  • Provides business analysis support for moderately complex applications, including analyzing and documenting business processes and translating user requirements to software development teams
  • May train or lead the work of others
  • Leads projects of moderate scope and complexity or serves as a technical advisor to project teams
  • Guidance is provided to perform varied work that is frequently difficult in character requiring some evaluation, originality and ingenuity to make moderately complex decisions
  • Resolves or recommends solutions to moderately complex problems
  • Extensive contact with internal customers is required to identify, research, and resolve problems

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to established standards and maintains currency in business analysis practices, procedures and techniques
  • Consults with users to identify, analyze, refine and document business requirements
  • Coordinates project scheduling with appropriate entities
  • Develops and maintains project schedules and produces project reports and documentation
  • Develops conceptual design documents, including project definition, alternative solutions, scope of work, functional specifications, and logical skeletons for new systems
  • Follows up with internal clients about completed tasks to ensure client satisfaction
  • Identifies requirements for testing, develops test plans and scripts and coordinates test transmissions, as required
  • May determine appropriate actions in emergency situations to ensure data is secure and available for use as soon as possible
  • May prepare project proposals and project plans
  • Provides training and may lead the work of others, as required
  • Reviews operational procedures and methods; maps current business processes; defines and analyzes business activities; identifies best practices; and recommends improvements
  • Serves as a liaison between end users and software development teams, including functioning as a subject matter expert (SME) in translating requirements to software development teams
  • Maintain currency in analyst skills
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • 12+ Years Experience - Knowledge of functional, operational and technical requirements of assigned project(s)
  • Concepts of risk management, issue tracking, change management and requirements gathering
  • Concepts, practices and procedures analyzing business processes
  • Investment concepts, practices and procedures used in the securities industry
  • The use of technology in business
  • The relationship between IT and business
  • Core business competencies such as finance, management, accounting, operations, and marketing
  • More detailed awareness of the business context of a technical solution, including specific business goals associated with the project, how the project will meet the goals, and their own part in advancing the goals
  • General financial industry knowledge and knowledge of supported business area

Additional Skill In:

  • Business Analysis tools: Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Software Engineering Methodology (SEM) process, Change Management, Project Management tools (MS Project), basic database query language usage, time tracking tools, Use Case / UML, advanced quality assurance (QA) tool usage for test case development, execution, and defect tracking/issue tracking software
  • Creating and interpreting process maps and flowcharts
  • Preparing various reports, summaries, surveys and written recommendations
  • Developing and maintaining project plans
  • Developing conceptual design documents, including devising logical skeletons for new systems
  • Conducting usability testing of software applications
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications

Ability To:

  • Ask pointed questions to verify clear understanding of client issues
  • Analyze a business function and derive a set of requirements to satisfy a general request
  • Take ownership of an aspect or task on a project with little to no assistance
  • Actively communicate technical and business aspects of work efforts to team members
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions
  • Provide a high level of customer service
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Exhibit a positive attitude when dealing with others
  • Follow all internal procedures for handling customer requests
  • Communicate timely and through proper channels to keep customer and upper management informed of the progress of an issue
  • Take personal ownership of issues, following through to issue resolution

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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