Business Analyst
Close Brothers Group
Wimbledon, UK
6d ago

The Business Analyst acts as an intermediary between the business community and the technical community, working with IT project teams and business clients to capture, clarify, and design business requirements and processes (using appropriate tools and models) from which applications and solutions are developed.

The BA will be expected to drive the functional integrity of the overall solution ensuring that all key elements of the business case are satisfied by the business requirements.

Please note, this role sits within our Central function!


Close Brothers utilises the SFIA Plus skills framework, in partnership with BCSBusiness Analysis (SFIA Level 4)

Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.

Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems and identifies options for consideration.

Works with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests.

Contributes to selection of the business analysis methods, tools and techniques for projects; selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative / agile) approaches.

Business Modelling (SFIA Level 4)

Conducts advanced modelling activities for significant change programmes and across multiple business functions.

Conducts advanced modelling activities for significant change programmes and across multiple business functions.

Plans own modelling activities, selecting appropriate techniques and the correct level of detail for meeting assigned objectives.

May contribute to discussions about the choice of the modelling approach to be used. Obtains input from and communicates modelling results to senior managers for agreement.

Requirements Definition & Management (SFIA Level 4)

Contributes to selection of the requirements approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative / agile) approaches.

Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for initiatives of medium size and complexity.

Facilitates input from stakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enables effective prioritisation of requirements.

Reviews requirements for errors and omissions.

Establishes the requirements base-lines, obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensures traceability to source.

Investigates, manages, and applies authorised requests for changes to base-lined requirements, in line with change management policy.

Conduct, Risk and Compliance

Ensure that all Governance and Compliance requirements are adhered to and all reporting and reviewing activities required by the Regulatory Bodies are carried out to the standards required.


Able to investigate defined business areas and IT systems and adopt an analytical approach when developing models to represent those systems.

Good interpersonal skills and is able to communicate effectively and confidently with stakeholders.

Aware of the rationale for modelling and the use of models to analyse, develop and implement effective information systems.

Possesses a good understanding of business and business skills.

Shows a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving.

Aware of the rationale for business analysis and the application of business analysis skills and techniques within the business change and software development life-cycles.

Possesses a broad understanding of business and business skills.

At Close Brothers we look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box.

We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are open to discuss flexible work options to help you balance your work and home life.

We appreciate that from time to time, recruitment agencies will have speculative CVs that they may wish to submit to our Talent Acquisition team in relation to a specific role.

To avoid any ambiguity around fees, please note that speculative CVs received by Close Brothers, that have not been authorised in advance, by us, will be ineligible for an agency fee. Thank you

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