Business Analyst (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
May 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£40,521-£54,395
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Business Analyst (Fixed Term)

This position will play a crucial role in several projects within the overarching FTP Programme including Finance System Replacement (FSR), University Payment System, Source to Contract, Enhanced Financial Transparency (EFT). The role will support the delivery of business change and aid efficiencies with particular attention to Finance Systems in the University.

The work of the Business Analyst will involve liaising between staff within departments and functional and development teams where appropriate, to ensure business requirements are translated fully and accurately.

Reviewing and mapping data flows and undertaking analysis work which will be of significant size and impact University wide. This role is important to understand the interactions of data and processes across a number of systems.

The Role

You will use a range of investigative techniques to uncover problems and issues using qualitative and quantitative investigation and documenting the results using rich pictures, mind maps, fishbone diagrams and surveys.

As a Business Analyst you will be responsible for providing insight, review and analysis on business processes across the Finance Division and where these processes impact the wider University. You will provide robust stakeholder management, using appropriate communication methods to elicit information.

The role will identify, define and prioritise requirements (using MoSCoW or similar) to result in a solution, delivering features and behaviours that meet the true business objectives.

You will create processes and procedures, documenting requirements, specifications for translation into test scripts, detailing training required and the benefits realisation for change.

Your Skills

You will have significant experience of analysing business processes, knowledge of data flows and excellent inter-personal and communication skills to manage stakeholders. IT/business change project experience and exposure to both agile and waterfall methods of working is important.

Alongside these you will possess:

  • A professional qualification alongside a relevant business analysis qualification
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
  • Understanding and experience of detailed business analysis
  • Experience in specification and requirements elicitation
  • Analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to assimilate knowledge outside your area of expertise
  • Benefits

    The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • 41 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Defined benefits pension schemes
  • Flexible working options
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Discounts on shopping
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Public transport season ticket loans
  • Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes
  • Location

    The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows.

    The Finance Division has embraced hybrid working and is currently trialling in-person working within teams two days a week from Greenwich House and three days worked remotely pro-rata. This arrangement is temporary whilst we are actively taking on board feedback from our colleagues.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

    Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure and a security check. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

    If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Louise Vincent, Senior Project Manager, at [email protected]

    If you have any questions the application process, please contact a Recruitment Administrator at [email protected].

    The closing date for applications is 21st May 2024. The interviews date for the role are planned for w/c 3rd June 2024.

    Please quote reference AG41564 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Business Analyst Further Information
  • Department/Location

    Finance Division








    8 May 2024

    Closing date

    21 May 2024

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