Business Analyst (Contract)
Cape Town, South Africa
15d ago


A leading investment group seeks the expertise of a Business Analyst who will be working in the Shared Services IT Division.

You will be responsible for the delivery of technology and operational solutions to the Shared Services functions globally.

The successful incumbent must have an Honours Degree in Finance / Business or Computing, 5-10 years’ experience in Business Analysis, understanding of the asset management industry and Agile and Waterfall, SQL, data architecture & experience of business analysis on data management projects within asset management.

Please note this is a 12-month Contract position.


Identify, gather, analyse and document business requirements and translate these into high level specifications and design.

Effectively communicate business specifications to internal IT and business clients, developers and / or external vendors.

Understand, enhance and deliver improved business processes.

Co-ordinate and respond to testing requirements.

Work together with a Project Manager on some project and on other smaller projects take ownership of the projects and manage resources and delivery.

Communicate project progress, issues and risks effectively and timeously to the project manager.

Complete any project documentation and reporting that is required.

Ensure that solutions conform to Enterprise Architectural standards, Compliance and standards at all times.

Ensure sufficient business training, communication and business handover as well as sufficient level of handover to Production Support teams.

REQUIREMENTS : Qualifications


Honours Degree or equivalent with Finance / Business / Computing orientation.

Experience / Skills

5-10 Years industry, Business Analysis experience.

A thorough understanding of the asset management industry and in particular shared services type roles and processes.

A thorough understanding of the development life-cycle, development framework methodologies and implementation including Agile and Waterfall.

Demonstrable history of working with other investment industry organisations, external vendors and consultants.

Experience with SQL, in order to work comfortably with data aspects of Solutions and Projects.

An understanding of data architecture as it relates to systems and data flow.

Experience of business analysis on data management projects within asset management.

Experience of working on projects related to process and system change.

Experience dealing with multiple stakeholders in multiple global locations.

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Word).

Flexible in terms of working hours and willingness to travel.


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.

Able to multi-task; work to tight deadlines and able to cope under pressure.

Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

Strong problem-solving ability / logical thinker and highly numerate.

Ability to see the bigger picture.

Must be organised and able to prioritise duties and responsibilities.

Strong personality, self-assured, self-confident and assertive.

Able to work in a team and potentially lead BA’s and IT developers.

A passion for change and a sense of real achievement based on delivery.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

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