Grant Thornton LLP Strategic Business Analyst in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

BusinessTechnology–StrategicBusinessAnalyst–ICS/ShareServices (Finance and Accounting)

Profile

TheInternalClientServices(ICS)StrategicBusinessAnalyst(SBA)isaleadershiprolethatinteractswithservicelineleadershiptoidentifybusinessneedsandsolutionswithinthecontextoftheoveralldirectionoftheservicelineandthefirm.Theydevelopandimplementcriticalbusinesssolutionsthroughinformationgathering,synthesis,reviewandtesting.TheSBAalignsstrategicgoalswithkeybusinessdecisionsregardingproductsandservices;partnersandsuppliers;organization;capabilities;andkeybusinessandITinitiatives. The ICS SBA provides the business analysis capability primarily for their portfolio manager and customers but will also engage in other areas.

Successfulstrategicbusinessanalystsareskilledinpracticingvariousresearchmethodologiesandareabletobalancetheinformationgatheringandhumanresourcesaspectsofstrategicbusinessanalysis.Theyalsorequirepowerfulmotivationalandcommunicationskillsinordertosuccessfullyinteractwithavarietyofprojectstakeholderswhomayhavecompetinginterests.Theymustbeableto developarapportwithothersquickly.

EssentialDuties&Responsibilities · Abroad,enterprise-wideviewofthebusinessandvaryingdegreesofappreciationforstrategy,processesandcapabilities,enablingtechnologies,andgovernance. · Theabilitytorecognizestructuralissueswithintheorganization,functionalinterdependenciesandcross-siloredundancies.Thoseissuesmayexistinrolealignment,processgapsandoverlaps,andbusinesscapabilitymaturitygaps. · Demonstrateadepthofknowledgeofbusinessline’spracticesandworkflowswithintheBusinessTechnology(BT)organization;communicatetothetechnologyecosystemkeyinformationontheseinterrelationships. · Theabilitytoapplyarchitecturalprinciples,methods,andtoolstobusinesschallenges. · Theabilitytovisualizeandcreatehigh-levelmodels(rigorousinformation-richdiagrams)thatcanbeusedinfutureanalysistoextendandmaturethebusinessarchitecture.

· Establishandmaintaincustomerrelationships.

· Guidebusinessleadersandsupportstrategicplanningofbusinessdirectionbasedonanunderstandingandanalysisofbusinessproblems,objectivesandrisks. · Generatenewbusinesssolutionsand/orprocessestoincreaseefficiencyandmaximizebusinessvalue.

· Facilitateideationdiscussionsandadvanceideationactivities.

· Determinetheimpactofnewinitiativesonexistingpeople/process/technologyresourcesorprocesses. · ProvidedirectiontoBTdeliveryteamstoensuresolutionsprovidebusinessvalue. · ParticipateinBTdemandplanningandshaping.

Qualifications&Requirements

· 4yearBachelor’sdegreeorequivalentworkexperiencerequired. · Theabilitytodrawconclusionsordetermineimpactsacrossmultipleandvariedprojects,programs,serviceslinesorprocessesandarticulatetheircollectiverelevance. · Theabilitytoanticipatebusinessrisksanddevelopcontingencieswellinadvanceofimpact. · Experiencemodelingbusinessprocessesusingavarietyoftoolsandtechniques(preference forBPMN). · Exceptionalcommunicationskillsbothverbalandwritten. · Mustbeateamplayerabletoworkeffectivelyatalllevelsofanorganizationwiththeabilitytoinfluenceotherstomovetowardconsensus. · Musthaveabilitytoworkincross-functionalteamsandflextorolesinmatrixedorganization. · Mustbehighlyreliable,trustworthy,honest,andcommitmentoriented. · Strongsituationalanalysisanddecisionmakingabilities. · Strongabilityto‘see’acrossbusinessandtechnologyareastobringthepiecestogetherinanalysing,solutioningandproblemsolving. · Broad/diversebusinessknowledgeofarangeoffunctions,productionsand/orsystemsorexpertknowledgeofspecializedfunctions,productionsand/orsystems. · Extensivepracticalexperienceinsystemdevelopmentlifecycle(SDLC),applicationdevelopmentand/orbusinesspartnersolutiondelivery. · Strongabilitytomanagechangeandcopewithcomplexandambiguoussituations. · Understandscurrenttechnologytrendsandprocessqualitymethodologiesandhowthesecanbeappliedtothebusinesspartner’sbusiness.

Title: Strategic Business Analyst

Location: IL-Oakbrook Terrace

Requisition ID: 043218