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Business Analyst - Senior Consultant/Manager

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin City Centre
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: BAFSR001
  • Recruiter: Rebecca McCarthy

Business Analyst - Financial Services - Senior Consultant / Manager - Dublin

Your key responsibilities

  • You will help clients align project outcomes with business strategy by acting as an intermediary between business and technology stakeholders
  • Development of robust business cases, supported by strategic analysis frameworks, data analysis and market insights
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and drive their implementation, supported by documented process maps and training programmes
  • Collaborate with a diverse range of organisational functions to elicit, analyse, prioritise and document requirements for process or technology enabled change
  • Define test scripts aligned with business requirements and coordinate User Acceptance Testing to enable the delivery of fit for purpose solutions
  • Evaluate the capabilities of external partner organisations to deliver against business requirements

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Proven change delivery experience in Financial Services (across Banking, Insurance or Wealth Management sectors)
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint and Visio skills
  • Ability to build and manage relationships across business and technology stakeholders
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Attention to detail and time management skills

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Business Analysis qualifications preferable
  • Data modelling or analysis experience (incl. SQL) preferable
  • Software testing experience preferable

What we look for

  • Proficient in the use of requirements engineering techniques (including elicitation, analysis, documentation and validation)
  • Proficient in the use of Visio (or equivalent process mapping software) to document as-is and to-be processes, systems or data solutions
  • Evidence of market knowledge, including familiarity with the Irish Financial Services sector, emerging technologies and regulatory changes

Skills and attributes for success

Decision Making:

  • Proactively identify and engage with key stakeholders from across financial services organisations to ensure comprehensive requirements and critical dependencies are captured

  • Ability to analyse and visualise data sets to deliver actionable insights and recommendations

Problem Solving:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of analysis frameworks (e.g. Six Sigma, Five Forces, PESTLE) to understand change requirements and align with business strategy
  • Ability to document as-is processes, define to-be solutions, and set out a roadmap to deliver sustainable improvements
  • Understanding of IT architecture and ability to document target state systems and data solutions


  • Leading interviews and facilitating workshops with a broad range of business and technology stakeholders to gather, analyse, prioritise and document requirements
  • Familiarity with project delivery methodologies (including waterfall and agile) and associated roles and responsibilities
  • Familiarity with content and requirements management systems (such as SharePoint / JIRA)

Level of Influence:

  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills to drive consensus on areas for improvement and solution design
  • Ability to hold stakeholders to account against agreed project scope and proactively escalate issues with suggested resolution strategies
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