Senior Business Analyst

Location: Houghton, South Africa
Salary: R50k - 65k per month
Recruiter: HR Genie
Job Ref: NVD: Senior BA
Summary: Senior Business Analyst with at least 5 - 8 years experience ideally in the Finance sector.



Job Description

South Africa’s leading specialised risk financier for small and medium enterprises, offers an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Business Analyst with at least 5 - 8 years experience ideally in the Finance sector.  


  • This is a new position being created, so it’s a big role and we need someone that is dynamic and can take ownership of the role and help develop and structure this role as they and business see fits
  • If the person has worked in any form of finance as a BA that will be preferred, but due to the nature of the role we can’t have the kind of person that just wants to follow instructions and do a part of the role as most guys in big corporate banks do.
  • Person must be adaptable and comfortable to make the role their own since it’s a new role
  • Shouldn’t have massive expectations that everything will be structured immediately as the person will have input to help structure the role
  • There will be a change management element, which might cause some friction with stakeholders thus the person must have a strong personality and have experience to sell the ideas/processes to executive management to make the changes
  • We need someone that can think on his feet, put processes in place, sell new processes to stakeholders and implement.
  • Not looking for just a Business Analysts who does analysing of requirements, writing it into systems and solutions only, what we want is that PLUS someone that’s worked more on digital transformation projects within the finance space, this will be internal and external. What is means by ‘digital’ is for instance one of our projects is that we have certain manual payment solutions which we now want to automate as it’s currently very manual and paper based and in order to automate it there are certain processes that have to be changed, so this BA will come in and look at the processes and make / sell the changes to stakeholders and then implement and be part of the entire process from start to finish.
  • We have several projects like these internally in our business and externally with our clients of processes that need to be changed to become more digital ( because of covid many of our current processes have to be digitalized).
  • So in essence the person must be able to look at business processes, how to use certain processes to make business more effective and then either change processes or change systems to adapt.
  • Person will deal with Executive management /stakeholders to ‘sell their idea’s
  • Run workshops, document processes, and identify where to make changes in current gaps.
  • We are a small team of 9 in the IT space this person will work in, but we are growing this team.
  • We are an Agile environment so must have Agile experience
  • Must have any Degree
  • At least 5 years + BA experience in a similar role
  • BMPN modelling
  • UML modelling
  • FDS + BRD specifications
  • Data modelling ( ideally but will overlook this)

We are looking for someone who will be able to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Investigate, record, analyse business processes and identify system requirements.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Business Units and IT, to assist or gather business requirements needed for system modifications, enhancement and implementations.
  • Work closely with the IT Manager and the Enterprise Applications team to ensure a high-quality implementation of the defined solutions
  • Support the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out the necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalising on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands and organisational changes.
  • Participate in the analysis and design phase of the digital transformation projects with a focus and drive on becoming an expert in both the Finance and IT fields utilising the latest technology offerings.
  • Provide project level analysis – producing required project analysis documentation (business requirements, scope matrix, use cases, sequence diagrams, future state proposals, UAT plan)
  • Lead or participate in multiple projects by completing and updating project documentation; managing project scope; adjusting schedules when necessary; determining daily priorities; ensuring efficient and on-time delivery of project tasks and milestones; following proper escalation paths; and managing customer and supplier relationships
  • Identify ways to increase the use and adoption of new systems and application adoption whilst ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Create and maintain issue logs, meeting minutes, meeting schedules, project summaries and updates.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 to 7 years'' experience as a Business Analyst within an IT / Software / Consultancy or Technical environment (Senior level)
  • Excellent analytical, system design, problem-solving skills
  • Sound knowledge of financial systems and financial system integrations will be advantageous
  • Excellent analytical, system design, problem-solving skills
  • Experienced with UML (Sequence/Process/Context etc.) business analysis frameworks and methodologies
  • Familiar with Project Management methodologies.
  • Excellent Stakeholder management skills


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