BMO Financial Group Sr. Business Analyst in Ontario, Canada

Description:

This is a permanent, fulltime role is located downtown Toronto. The Senior Business Analyst acts as the requirements management lead for medium sized projects and is often engaged with the business partner before project initiation to help clarify and formalize the project goals, objectives, and scope. In addition to project work, the Senior Business Analyst may consult with the business to help define the need for new and/or enhanced products, services, or optimized business processes and provide advice on the functionality, applicability, and usability of technology solutions to support business requirements.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Collaborates with business partners, including senior management, to define business objectives, process, and requirements in various areas.

  • Ability to build current state and future state business process maps

  • Analyze current flows and prepares use cases all necessary documents

  • Identifies inconsistencies and gaps within a business process description and collaborates with stakeholders to clarify and simplify complex processes

  • Facilitates requirements gathering sessions, including leading discussions, managing group dynamics, and maintaining group focus, to work towards accomplishing the stated goal(s) of the session within the context of the project objectives

  • Within the context of the project, leads discussions with business partners to better understand the business environment, to determine potential impacts on the project scope and objectives, and to modify the requirements management plan, if required

  • Builds, sustains, and leverages relationships with individuals within his/her area of immediate responsibility when gathering, validating, and approving requirements to establish a comfort level in managing relationships and understanding business needs and assurance that a quality result will be delivered

  • Determines the best approach for eliciting, analyzing, validating, and prioritizing requirements to ensure that the necessary information is captured from the relevant stakeholders to address the business needs

  • Identifies and documents project requirements in order to capture required outcomes and ultimately support the business’s overall objectives

  • Highlights situations and procedures that will require change management and works with business and user to determine best course of action

  • Adheres to and ensures that others adhere to the organization’s Requirements Management Process to support the organizational standards and ensure consistency of deliverables

  • Ensures all necessary stakeholders are engaged in communications between the Information Technology (IT) project team and the business to help identify who should be involved in the identification and development of the requirements

  • Participates in the full development life-cycle, including requirements change requests, clarifications with developers and quality assurance analysts and guidance for business user acceptance testing (UAT)

Qualifications:

Knowledge:

  • Possesses a university degree/college diploma in a relevant discipline

  • 5-7 years progressive business analysis experience, supporting smaller to medium-sized technology projects and QA

  • Ideally experienced with regulatory type projects

  • Demonstrates solid business knowledge of the Finance/Banking industry, specifically brokerage

  • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies supporting business applications

  • Solid knowledge of project management and the system development life cycle

  • Knowledge of Banking or Financial applications

  • Demonstrates knowledge of agile practices including, scrum/iterative delivery, epics/user stories, staged deliveries, test driven development, would be an asset

Skills:

  • Ability to quickly learn organizational structure, business strategies and processes

  • Strong Documentation Skills (Capable of writing clear and well-structured business documents)

  • Strong MS Office Skills (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, Visio)

  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills

  • Ability to identify business needs and appropriate solutions

  • Possesses advanced problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Is able to communicate with varying stakeholders in different situations (e.g., one-on-one interviews, formal requirements gathering sessions, etc.)

  • Possesses solid influencing and negotiating skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Very analytical and detail oriented

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Capability to drive a delivery

  • Agile Mindset

At our company, we have been helping our customers and communities for over 195 years. Working with us means being part of a team of talented and passionate individuals with a shared focus on working together to deliver great customer experiences. We stand behind your success with the support you need to turn your potential into performance.

To find out more visit our website at www.bmo.com/careers .

BMO Financial Group is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives.

Job Field:

Analytics & Reporting

Job Schedule:

full-time

Primary Location:

Canada-Ontario-Toronto