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Business Analyst

Deadline for applications: N/A

Contract type: Permanent

Job overview

Study Group operates in a complex, competitive and fast paced international marketplace, and we rely heavily on development of our systems in order to keep us ahead of the game.

We’re looking for a high calibre Business Analyst on a permanent basis. Based at our Head Office in central Brighton (just a stone’s throw from the train station), in this job you’ll work as part of a team and will provide support to the Head of Financial Systems and Change on delivering key financial systems projects. You'll use your expertise to lead on business change deliverables and drive best practice, using your first rate communication skills to be the "bridge" between IT and finance, developing strong relationships with senior management, working groups, programme steering groups and other key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

Among other things, the Business Analyst will be responsible for:

Current State Reviews

  • Conduct current state reviews of processes, policies, systems and organisational structures to identify issues
  • Produce ‘as is’ process maps, issues logs and other models to document the current state
  • Run workshops, conduct interviews, set up working groups to validate current state documentation and findings and secure buy in from key stakeholders

Future State Design

  • Work with the Head of Financial Systems and Change to agree design principles and goals of the future state design
  • Work with relevant SMEs, design the future state processes, policies and organisational structures that meet those design principles
  • Ensure key stakeholder (Working Group) have signed off the future state design
  • Document automation and information requirements so that IT can design system solutions that support the ‘to be’ design

Business Case Production

  • Work with the Head of Financial Systems and Change and Senior Stakeholders to define the business benefits of the future state
  • Work with IT to design and cost technology solutions that support the delivery of the future state and the benefits

Build and Test

  • Ensure that the solutions that are built support the future state design
  • Work with the test manager to define test scenarios
  • Participate in the testing of the new solutions

UAT

  • Set up and manage user acceptance testing
  • Ensure UAT is signed off

Training & Communications

  • Develop training materials and deliver training
  • Support the Head of Financial Systems and Change in delivering a communication plan and communication activities

Project Management

  • Define and maintain project plan for own deliverables
  • Agree key milestones with the business and deliver to agreed date
  • Support the Head of Financial Systems and Change in defining and controlling scope and budget for area of responsibility
  • Work with relevant managers / director to deliver the benefits as defined in the business plan
  • Ensure risks and issues pertaining to the design are documented and managed
  • Identify opportunities for change and help secure new projects that contribute to business strategy

Experience and qualifications required

  • Considerable experience in Business Analysis including requirements development and management
  • Good accounting knowledge and demonstrable experience of working within or with a Finance department on projects (preferred)
  • Experience of projects involving ERP or finance systems and/or experience in supporting an ERP or finance systems (preferred)
  • Broad understanding of controlled environments
  • Understanding of finance data, reconciliation, problems of controls caused by system interfaces etc (preferred.)
  • IT system analysis skills

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?

Originality

We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.

Collaboration

We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.

Innovation

We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.

Opportunity

We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.