• Business Analyst, IT

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/9/2018 6:07 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Computer Software, Technology Services
  • About Us

    BDO. Because relationships matter.
    There are many world-class accounting & advisory firms. Far fewer that offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfillment, and long-term growth. At BDO, we understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. Because at its core, our business is not about numbers or spreadsheets, dollars or pence, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.

    Job Description (EN)

    Position Summary   


    BDO Canada is currently seeking an experienced Business Analyst to join their growing IT team. Reporting to the Manager, Project Management Office (PMO), the Business Analyst is primarily responsible for liaising with business units, firm internal functions and IT teams to gather and document BDO’s needs and support the Project Management team toward delivering business solutions across firm supported technology platforms. The Business Analyst will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help capture, track and validate business requirements in order to maximize the benefit of investments in business and IT initiatives. The Business Analyst will act as a lead in the delivery of business analysis, functional and/or non-functional designs, business workflow and process maps as requirements. The Business Analyst will also interact with Quality Assurance Analyst, Development, and Project Management teams in project portfolio prioritization, project intake/onboarding and delivery of projects of high levels of complexity and risk


    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:


    • Liaison between business units and technology team to accurately gather, analyze, document and deliver business application requirements and draft functional/non-functional designs
    • Perform needs analysis based on business requirements and ensure organizational goals are met
    • Identify and analyze business problems and define the scope of activities required to address the issues, including requirements definition, process review and impact assessment
    • Participate in all aspects of project delivery activities including, but are not limited to, documentation of project needs, analysis/research of needs and possible solutions, contributing to project schedule and effort estimates; identifying technology (where appropriate) and business solutions; gathering, documenting and updating business requirements and creating, reviewing and validating process maps
    • Facilitate meetings, and conduct information gathering sessions
    • Work with Quality Assurance Analyst to develop and execute test plans, test scenarios, test cases, and document results
    • Report and provide progress updates on initiatives to Project Manager in a timely manner


    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge:


    • 5+ years of experience in a Business Analyst or Business Systems Analyst role
    • University Degree or College Diploma with emphasis on management of information systems or computer systems
    • Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) from International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) considered an asset
    • Strong knowledge and working experience on Business Analysis tools, diagrams, and methodologies
    • Strong knowledge and working experience with Portfolio Program and Project Management Tools, System Development Lifecycle methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative), Project Management Lifecycle best practice
    • Strong knowledge of MS Suite of products (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, SharePoint)
    • Working knowledge of Axure RP Pro an asset
    • Working knowledge and experience of MS Project Portfolio Management Tool (Project Online) an asset
    • Experience working in professional services and/or service delivery an asset
    • Experience working with IT infrastructure, architecture, web development and/or cloud technologies an asset
    • Strong facilitation, presentation and training skills with the ability to lead business requirements gathering session and to effectively advise on business and technology solutions in relation to process improvement, changes to policy, procedures and structure
    • Strong experience with estimating task effort of medium to high complexity project
    • Strong analytical, time management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously with tight deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and in a team environment


    Why Work for BDO?


    • BDO offers market leading work flexibility enabled by technology and a supportive team
    • Opportunity to develop through projects
    • BDO is the 5th largest accounting and advisory network in the world
    • At BDO we consider our people to be our most valuable asset; we offer the opportunity to grow and develop in an innovative and collaborative environment.
    • We offer an unmatched degree of flexibility to help you professionally and personally succeed
    • We provide competitive salaries, a flexible benefits package and a matching RRSP option
    • Opportunity to work with a diverse team


    Our Vision


    One Firm engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities.






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