Senior Business Analyst

Location: Houghton, South Africa
Salary: Market related
Recruiter: HR Genie
Job Ref: NVD:Senior BA
Summary: Senior Business Analyst with at least 5 to 8 years experience in a similar role.



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 to 8 years experience in a similar role. 

  • Not looking for just a Business Analysts who does like analysing of requirements, writing it into systems and solutions only, what we actually are looking for is that PLUS someone that’s worked more on digital transformation projects within the finance space, this will be internal and external.
  • What is meant 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, the 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.
  • 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.
  • Run workshops, document processes, and identify where to make changes in current gaps.
  • We are an Agile environment so must have Agile experience
  • Must have a Degree
  • BMPN modelling
  • UML modelling
  • FDS + BRD specifications
  • Data modelling 

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


  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Relating and Networking people
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Analysing


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