Business Analyst


Job description

Our client, a major energy company, is looking for a Business Analyst to work on a 12-months contract in Columbus, OH.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Understanding and monitoring data flow through various systems
  • Stewarding towards strong data integrity: working with the business to ensure data quality standards are set and maintained; escalate data integrity issues as required
  • Researching and resolving data quality and/or reporting issues
  • Training and documenting of application processes
  • Defining and documenting/communicating business requirements
  • Identifying, documenting, and tracking resolution of application issues and enhancements
  • Developing customized reports as required, improving upon existing reports and processes
  • Being a key systems resource on complex and/or critical issues while working towards the development of innovative solutions
  • Responding to user inquiries and managing each request for resolution
  • Responsible for system testing, regression testing, and assisting with user acceptance testing
  • Responsible for working with developer(s) to ensure prompt turn-around and resolution of issues
  • Liaising with software vendors regarding software functionality and enhancements

Main requirements:

  • Related Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years related experience or equivalent
  • Experience with reporting, processing, and analyzing sales/financial data
  • Strong business acumen – strategic understanding of business processes and the ability to work with different levels within the organization
  • Must have advanced Excel and Microsoft Access skills
  • Experience with Open Link Right-angle configuration and reporting preferred
  • Strong data and application testing skills required
  • Experience with application release management – development and maintenance of test plans and scripts for ongoing release management
  • Ability to learn new systems, implement solutions, and troubleshoot issues
  • Resourceful, utilizes tools and resources to enhance system knowledge
  • Proficient in performing Ad hoc analysis of large amounts of data with limited direction
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively under pressure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to SQL or other Query/Reporting languages is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with ERP systems, and standard reporting systems in support or superuser role. (Knowledge of SMS, NGMS, Open link, SAP, and BW an asset)

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