The Business Analyst (BA) within the IT Finance organization is responsible for the timely review of IT initaitives, business assessment, and where appropriate post initiative business value validation. This includes but is not limited to:
Gathering business requirements
Obtaining meaningful KPIs and/or hard/soft Bottom Line Improvement (BLI) information
When appropriate generating a Cost Benefit Analyst (CBA)
Conducting post initiative business value validation.
As work is assigned the BA team performs a timely review, assessment, and initial classification of requested IT optimizations/enhancements or net new applications. Responsibilities include:
Gathering of business requirements associated with IT requests requiring BA involvement.
Provide rough labor estimates of initiatives meeting criteria for BA involvement to the IT Resource Management team.
Identification of meaningful KPIs and/or hard/soft BLIs associated with initiatives processed by the BA team.
Obtain buy-in/approval from business sponsors regarding identified KPIs and/or BLIs.
Track requests and conduct post initiative validation of business value previous identified by the BA team.
Contribute to the generation of Decision Documents.
Where required aid or facilitate the building, submission, and analysis of RFP or RFI.
Tracks, maintains, analyzes, and reports on BA related data.
Contributes to assessment of prioritization of IT work tracked by the BA team.
Forecasting of project capital and labor requirements.
Supports IT cost accounting efforts where needed.
Assists in the review of contracts.
Provides coaching, mentoring & guidance to the project teams, IT staff, and network staff where appropriate.
Strong understanding of financial accounting in relation to corporate investments and IT initiatives.
Understands cost benefits analysis and capital/operating budgets.
Possesses a high-level understanding of IT cost accounting.
Capable of facilitating a discussion with St. Luke's management to identify the business challenge to be overcome versus a symptom generated by the challenge.
Strong organizational skills to track multiple requests and post-project requirements effectively.
Detailed oriented, organized and resourceful.
Able to assist in the identification of risks and recommend mitigation strategies.
Skilled in negotiation and conflict management.
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills to articulate effectively in forums and meetings. Provides clear and concise project documentation to various stakeholders.
Ability to multi-task joined with flexibility to adapt to changing environments.
A team player who thrives in a dynamic team environment.
Possesses the commitment, initiative, drive and energy to continually improve and enhance IT business processes.
An aptitude for how to measure, track project/task progress, and wherever possible automate.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Possesses advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and working with Excel based financial models.
St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.