Senior Business Analyst

Irwin Mitchell
Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
19 Oct 2021
07 Nov 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
We're a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is 'Expert Hand, Human Touch' - something you'll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we're more than just a law firm - we're a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life's ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you'll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We'll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we've won. We're committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we're on the right track.

Your Role

Please note this role is a 12 month FTC

As a Business Analyst, you'll be involved in supporting a delivery or series of deliveries by taking ownership and responsibility for understanding the business capabilities, it's people (both their overt requirements and covert needs), the processes, systems and organisational structure as well as working to identify and realise the value delivered by any change. You'll have an appreciation of continual improvement and a commitment to ensuring business continuity.

Some of what you'll be doing:
  • Gathering data and facts to document the current state of a given business problem and supporting with the recommendation and prioritisation of decisions made to inform the Change Delivery road map
  • Delivering quality analysis and design documentation; formulating, refining and baselining business requirements with thorough acceptance criteria to ensure the end product is fit for purpose
  • Leading requirement workshops, eliciting, documenting and validating the requirements ensuring that all aspects of the problem domain are within scope, complete, and deliverable
  • Proactively communicating and collaborating with Stakeholders (internal and external) to analyse information needs and requirements
  • Transposing requirements into new or existing business processes using the Business Process Mapping & Notation (BPMN)
  • Understanding and articulating the costs and benefits of a change; working with finance to gather the required insights to model the impact to the business Profit & Loss.
  • Engaging, monitoring and ensuring traceability of solutions against the baseline requirements to ensure benefits are realised, highlighting when this is not the case and influencing alternative approaches to meet the desired business outcomes
  • Supporting with gathering information that will inform the business readiness and impact assessments
  • Contributing to the content of guidance material that will support the effective delivery of the change
  • Acting as the point of contact when a solution goes live; answering questions, managing issues and problem solving
  • Tracking the performance of lead indicators that point to the financial outcomes. Work with the business to make the value visible. Identify and problem solve any issue until the sustained benefits are achieved, reporting progress to EPMO

What we'll need from you:
  • Experience working within a delivery / project background with strong planning and organisation skills, including the ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience of analysing business processes to identify solutions and recommend new approaches
  • Ideally, holder of Green Belt or BCS Diploma
  • Ideally, knowledge of Waterfall/Agile methodologies

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them:
  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to receive your application

What we can offer you

  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We're committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture.

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group's on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group's employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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