AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

  • Business Data Analyst II

    Job Locations US-NJ-Jersey City
    Requisition ID
    2018-7623
    Category
    Finance
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining independently. Designs, develops, implements and maintains business solutions. Works with main clients and project and business leaders to identify analytical requirements. Provides tutorship to junior analysts. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. May lead and direct the work of others.

    Responsibilities

    • Works as a liaison among stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate, validate and document requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems.
    • Business Analysts must able to efficiently reach an understanding of complex tasks while using this understanding to produce project artifacts that satisfy project objectives.
    • The business analyst should be able to workflow the current state of finance for both functional and technical requirements
    • Understand insurance accounting concepts as it relates to Earned Premium, Case Incurred Losses, Commission & IBNR
    • Understand reinsurance concepts relating to QS, XOL treaties, ceded and assumed
    • Be able to flowchart the financial accounting close process from source system data to financial system journal entry posting
    • Be able to understand financial reconciliations of data
    • Defines, prioritizes, communicates, and fosters shared understanding of project objectives and scope
    • Performs and communicates results of stakeholder analysis
    • Plans and adapts approach to business analysis activities and artifacts
    • Collaborates with stakeholders to elicit, prioritize, validate, and document testable, developer-ready business requirements
    • Collaborates with stakeholders to identify, evaluate, and manage changes to project scope and requirements
    • Collaborates with technical team members to ensure the solution design satisfies project objectives and business requirements
    • Assists the business in determining if and how new systems or system enhancements may improve business processes and capabilities
    • Serves as a critical resource and liaison between subject matter experts and technologists throughout the project lifecycle
    • Collaborates with business subject matter experts and technologists throughout the project lifecycle
    • Identifies and communicates risks and issues as well as possible solutions
    • Participates in peer reviews of business analysis artifacts.

    Qualifications

    • 4 years minimum of business analysis or equivalent
    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting required from college or university
    • Proficient written and verbal communication skills and active listening skills
    • Able to think creatively and have flexibility
    • Able to act as a change agent to respectfully challenge the norm
    • Insatiably inquisitive with attention to detail and empathetic to stakeholder needs
    • Proficient in synthesizing information and conveying it in a way that fosters common understanding
    • Able to critically analyze and solve problems of a complex nature
    • Able to work effectively in a team environment, building rapport and relationships
    • Proficient in organization and time management skills
    • Proficient in conflict resolution strategies
    • Able to work on multiple projects of moderate complexity simultaneously
    • Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and experience in an approach such as waterfall, Agile, or Scrum
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly in Outlook, Word, Excel, Project and Visio
    • Proficient in the use of web-based document repository applications (e.g., Microsoft SharePoint)
    • Practice in providing work for agile principles a plus.

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