job summary: Senior Business Analyst (Financial Systems) Under limited supervision, provides a deep understanding of financial applications, systems, and services along with the strong capability to translate complex information to simplified, professional content that is easily understood by the target audience. This BA position will require working closely with finance stakeholders and other Business Analysts to gather project requirements as well as be involved in the IT development lifecycle. Awareness and implementation of industry best practices will be a continual part of the role responsibilities. location: New York, New York job type: Contract salary: $65 - 75 per hour work hours: 8am to 5pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Under limited supervision, provides a deep understanding of financial applications, systems, and services along with the strong capability to translate complex information to a simplified, professional content that is easily understood by the target audience. This BA position will require working closely with finance stakeholders and other Business Analysts to gather project requirements as well as be involved in the IT development lifecycle. Awareness and implementation of industry best practices will be continual part of the role responsibilities. Required Skills -Business Analyst, Financial Systems Background, Office365, Communication Skills Job Duties -- Incorporate feature requests into financial product roadmap. - Meet with application owners, end user groups, and financial stakeholders to gather requirements. - Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria. - Plan releases, upgrades and write acceptance tests. - Refine methodology based on results and industry standards. - Follow progress of work and address production issues during implementation - Creates, executes, and produces financial project work plans - Directs team meetings to gather and provide information as well as provide guidance to team members. - Regular status reports for team members and supervisors - Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, and devises contingency plans to minimize exposure and risk on the project - Maintains knowledge of concurrent project critical paths and dependencies - Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope; identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team; effectively communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a clear and timely fashion - Conducts project postmortems and creates recommendation reports in order to identify opportunities for upcoming projects - Manages resource conflicts, effective communications, and stakeholder involvement, as appropriate - Works with financial stakeholders to support budget construction, as required, controlling expenditure to achieve financial objectives - Defines, applies and reports on appropriate metrics for project control - Develops best practices and tools for project execution and management. Job Requirements -- Requires broad understanding and advanced technical acumen. - Utilizes problem solving, customer service skills, strong written, verbal and project management skills. - A strong customer focus is required; this position includes frequent interaction with associates at all levels of the organization. - Must be self-motivated and driven to go the distance. - strong desire for learning processes, procedures and new software and hardware capabilities required. - Exhibit great organizational and interpersonal skills. - Skills consistently updated based on new software development and hardware technologies. - Ability to meet specific deadlines and work under pressure. - Advanced technical skills including computer operating systems, computer hardware, networks, and communication platforms are required. - Word processing, spreadsheet technologies, presentation skills and database experience are necessary. - Must be available for job-related light travel. Desired Skills & Experience - - BS/BA degree preferred. - Required: Financial systems and application background - Required: 8+ years of previous project management experience in an enterprise industry - Required: Extensive analytical, written, and organizational skills along with strong ability to perform detail-oriented work. - Advanced experience with financial systems - including hands-on experience working within tools, configurations, and processes. - Experience with Change Control processes - Experience managing all stages of the product life cycle qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 8 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: Business AnalysisSystem AnalystSystems Analysis Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. 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