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Senior - Business Analyst

Company: EisnerAmper
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Senior - Business Analyst

Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Req #522

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

EisnerAmper is one of the largest accounting, tax, and business advisory firms, with nearly 4,000 employees and more than 350 partners across the world. We combine responsiveness with a long-range perspective; to help clients meet the pressing issues they face today, and position them for success tomorrow.

Our clients are enterprises as diverse as sophisticated financial institutions and start-ups, global public firms and middle-market companies, as well as high net worth individuals, family offices, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures across a variety of industries. We are also engaged by the attorneys, financial professionals, bankers and investors who serve these clients.

Our reach extends globally, with offices in the United Kingdom, Israel, India, the Cayman Islands, Singapore, and Ireland.

The Senior Consultant - IT Business Analyst is responsible for providing Business Analysis, requirements definition, and software testing support to client facing projects in support of the Firm's strategy and initiatives. Projects include custom software development, system integrations, and business intelligence projects. The position acts as a project liaison between application end-users and the technical development to clearly align business practices with solution requirements and functionality. This position also assists in the support of all solution quality assurance and user acceptance testing.


Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems and Decision Sciences, or a related field is required.
4+ years of relevant experience may substitute education requirement.
3+ years of direct experience working on Agile software development or business intelligence project is required.
1+ year of experience in leading, building, or managing small to mid-size Agile teams is preferred.
No Certifications required.
Experience with Agile application delivery processes, system development life cycle, business assessments, and programs such as JIRA, Confluence, Zephyr, TestRail, TFS, Azure DevOps is preferred.
Working knowledge of Scrum or other Agile methodologies.
Must be able to gather business requirements and refine existing business requirements into project requirements via a product backlog.
Desire to develop Agile project management skills with the future ability to manage multiple projects and tasks with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Must be able to lead or support solution Quality Assurance testing to ensure product quality.
Must be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, innovative, and continuously changing environment.
Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. In both business and technical environments. Professionally and appropriately communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
Must demonstrate a positive attitude and proactive nature.
Must exhibit a high degree of professionalism and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Technically proficient to perform at an intermediate or advanced level with respect to the Microsoft Office Suite of products (specifically Excel, Outlook, Word, SharePoint).


Performs assessments of business needs and assists developers to translate these needs into project requirements
Tracks and confirms business system development and impletation efforts. Helps identify impediments for Agile teams.
Supports the creation of regular reports on project progress, blockers, milestones, and resource needs.
Works with supervisors to identify and understand engagement scope, manage day-to-day acitivies of completing work, and assist with oversight of client deliverables.
Serves as a liaison between technical and non-technical departments by establishing project backlog.
Ensures project documents and plans are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
Facilitates requirements gathering sessions to identify business and system requirements.
Analyzes design specifications, along with development teams, to identify possible project solutions.
Communicates proposed solutions to end-users or clients for requirements acceptance.
Tracks development work through the software development product life-cycle to plan to support project activities.
Performs initial functionality testing of new applications and existing software enhancements to ensure they meet business requirements.
Records and discusses test results with development team and project leadership to determine necessary next steps to ensure desired results.
Ensures all work produced meets customer requirements before being released for User Acceptance approval and that all work meets the guidelines and standards defined for the team and the project.
Identifies and resolves potential problems proactively in work produced or the production process that may lead to customer dissatisfaction.
Performs effective version control management in all aspects of project documentation.
Produces well-written, internal and external documents and perform workshops on areas of expertise and knowledge if required.
Ensures developers are kept up to date with the latest problems requiring resolution and take ownership of issue until resolved.
Assists team members with a resolution of work problems.
Assists and advises internal customers on technical issues, resolving any incident calls allocated in a timely manner.
Assists team in queries relating to the progress of any outstanding and ongoing problems or the functionality of the application software.
Estimates effort and software testing resources required for tasks and ensures tasks prioritized effectively and testing tasks delivered on time.
Builds and maintains trusted relationships with diverse group of clients, team members, managers, and subject matter experts.
Monitors workload to meet billable hour expectations and performs timely reviews of work products prior to submission to a supervisor.
Complies with the professional and Firm requirements (e.g., employee handbook requirements, time entry procedures), quality control document requirement, confidentiality requirements related to client, proposal, personnel, and job-related information.
Attends and actively engages in training sessions and/or meetings as required.
Maintains the required CPE for Firm and licensing requirements.

Other Duties:

Provides courteous and prompt service to all internal and external parties. Prioritizes and addresses requests and assignments in a professional and cooperative manner.
Identifies opportunities and recommends methods to improve service, and work processes. Assists in the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.
May assist co-workers in the completion of tasks and assignments to ensure continuity of service and demonstrating team work skills. Actively supports teamwork throughout the organization.
Perform other services as assigned.

Other Considerations:

May periodically travel and work from different company locations.
May be required to work overtime, and/or on weekends as needed.
Must arrive at EisnerAmper offices or client locations in a timely manner and be ready to perform job responsibilities.

Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations. The work environment is considered to be that of a typical business/office operation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Flexible Spending & Health Savings Account
Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Employee assistance program and other firm benefits.

Join our team of professionals and take a firm step forward in your career. With an established mentor program and defined career paths for a range of specialties and skill sets, EisnerAmper is a place where professionals of all experience levels thrive. Our Lifelong Learning program, combined with technical training opportunities for staff, ensure that this is a place where our employees can grow - and with a rich office culture and a strong commitment to work/life balance, EisnerAmper is a place where you'll be happy to do so. To be considered for employment, visit , complete an employment application and Explore Your Next Opportunity with EisnerAmper.

EisnerAmper is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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