Business Analyst

IT - Project Management
Toronto, ON
Nov 19, 2019

Our client is a leading wealth management firm.  Located in downtown, we're seeking a senior BSA on contract.  

Duration: 6 months with a high likelihood of extension:


  • Acts as as the primary contact/relationship manager for a portfolio of business partners in the development and implementation of strategic directions, new business opportunities, product initiatives, and service developments.

  • Consults with the business to understand its goals and objectives for a specific initiative or project and advises the business on the functionality, applicability, and usability of alternative technology.

  • Responsible for owning the solution to satisfy the business need.

  • Elicits, analysis, documents and manages business and solution requirements.

  • Acts as a primary requirements management contact on projects.

  • Recommends process improvements.

  • Builds relationships and works collaboratively with stakeholders to identify solutions and resolve variance from product/application specifications.

  • Reviews testing documentation and participates in triaging defects to ensure business needs and solution requirements are met.

  • Participates in post implementation reviews and processes (e.g. lessons learned, post-install application verifications, warranty support reviews etc.).

  • Provides subject matter expertise on specific application usage or area of knowledge (e.g., setting up customer data on various products).

  • Supports other team members in achieving project/ business objectives and providing client services.


  • University degree/college diploma and/or 10+ years progressive business analysis/business consulting experience, supporting and leading large/enterprise-wide projects.

  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to multi-task in a multi-faceted role within a high paced environment.

  • Strong relationship management, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

  • Solid understanding of requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation and management.

  • Ability to apply techniques associated with data and process modeling.

  • Advanced knowledge of the project management lifecycle (PMLC) and experience with various applications of the software development lifecycle (Waterfall, Iterative, Agile).

  • Expertise in Wealth Management domain and Wealth Management Front Office and Back Office Full Service is a definite advantage

  • Hands-on experience with Web development and UX prototyping tools is a strong advantage

  • Experience in defining business rules and using UML for visual modeling is a strong advantage

  • Hands-on experience with use cases and user stories is an asset

  • Familiarity with business assessment tools (e.g. feasibility studies, business cases, cost/benefit analysis, project sizing and costing) is an asset.

  • Canadian Securities Course or related certification is an asset.

  • Working knowledge of SQL is an asset.

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