Business Analyst

    • Job Tracking ID: 512536-653808
    • Job Location: Cleveland, OH
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 17, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Cohen & Company offers a full range of accounting, tax and consulting services to clients based throughout the United States. The firm serves dynamic, privately held companies and their owners as well as the investment industry, including public and private funds. Recognized as one of the top accounting firms in the country, Cohen & Company is rooted in technical excellence and is driven every day to listen, engage and deliver sustainable value. The firm was founded in 1977 and has more than 600 associates throughout Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. What makes us different is our culture built on energy, discipline, results and — most importantly — personal commitment to our clients.

 

We are excited for the future and our continued growth! Our Information Technology team is seeking a talented individual in the role of Business Analyst. This position will reside in our Cleveland, Ohio office with some travel to other office locations (less than 10%).

 

The Business Analyst will be a member of the Information Technology team working in a team oriented environment supporting each of the firm’s business lines. The Business Analyst will work with key business stakeholders analyzing, eliciting, validating, and documenting business requirements, processes, and policies. The Business Analyst will serve as the bridge between business stakeholders and the technology team communicating requested changes to processes, policies, and information systems. In addition, the Business Analyst will be involved in creation of related training materials.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with key business stakeholders to gather information relating to business processes and needed improvements
  • Provide basic technology and business best practice guidance related to initiatives
  • Create consistent documentation appropriate for all key stakeholders (business and technical)
  • Resolve questions or issues relating to initiatives in order to present carefully reviewed requirements to key stakeholders for approval and implementation
  • Create and provide training to end-users as appropriate
  • Develop and work with QA to maintain testing plans
  • Assist in creation of policy and procedural documentation
  • Work to maintain and improve the firm’s business work flow and data flow processes and documentation
  • Facilitation and project management assistance for in-progress initiatives

Experience and Skills:

Core Competencies

  • Systems analysis, design, and development understanding
  • MS/SQL knowledge
  • Understanding of systems integration
  • Project management experience, ability to work with internal customers
  • Strong communication skills
  • Web, Internet, and technology savvy

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • 3+ years of IT Business Analyst, consulting or project management experience
  • CCBA, CBAP, IIBA Agile Analysis Certifications a plus

 Qualifications

  • Keen sense of creative thinking, attention to detail and problem solving
  • Strong oral and written communications skills that demonstrate a professional demeanor and the ability to interact with others with discretion and tact; able to adapt style and tone to effectively engage the audience
  • Good collaboration skills, applied successfully across the organization
  • Knowledge of the professional services industry preferred
  • Experience in an Agile environment preferred
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office Suite
  • Advanced skills with project management, diagramming, and data analysis tools. Analytical mindset.
  • Strong knowledge of software design, web, and multimedia applications
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Organized and experienced at successfully multi-tasking
  • Self-motivated with the ability to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Accomplished at making complex concepts easily understood and remembered
  • Customer service orientation

 

Learn more about Cohen & Company at www.cohencpa.com and www.cohencpa.jobs.

We are an equal opportunity employer.