Business Analyst at KPMG, UK, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • UK
  • Aug 05, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description


Business Analyst


Role Title: Business Analyst (Inside IR35) 

Contract Length:  6 months
Engagement Type: PAYE / Umbrella 
Location: Various

We are seeking someone who can act as a liaison between business and technology teams, the Business Analysis (BA) function within KPMG ensures that stated and unstated business needs are discovered, defined, articulated and recorded, and that these needs are realised, validated and refined as a technology project progresses.
Main responsibilities and activities of the role:

• Use a variety of techniques to understand business requirements, such as interviews, workshops, surveys, site visits, and storyboards.
• Shape business requirements by making recommendations and suggesting alternatives to proposed solutions.
• Understand technical options, limitations, costs, and risks. Communicate tradeoffs to business partners and work with them to shape requirements accordingly.
• Translate conceptual user requirements into clear, detailed functional requirements.
• Work with business and delivery teams to prioritise requirements.
• Help resolve competing priorities between stakeholder groups by facilitating stakeholder discussions, and escalate issues where appropriate.
• Manage requirements scoping throughout the delivery process.
• Create artefacts as appropriate, including business case documentation, scope documentation, and process flows.
• Support delivery teams as they develop, test, and deploy solutions.
• Review delivery team output to ensure requirements are correctly interpreted; define and execute test cases.
• Document current processes and models to understand inefficiencies or gaps.
• Build working relationships with project stakeholders.
• Maintain an good level of technical knowledge incl. current, emerging and future technology market trends and their impact on the business
• Develop and maintain a knowledge of KPMG’s technology ecosystem, incl. the main applications and technologies that support KPMG’s Capabilities, e.g. Tax, Audit, etc.

Level and areas of knowledge, skills and experience required for the role:

Essential (Business Analysis)
• Proven track record and experience of Business Analysis, incl. strategies, formal requirements definition, working with Human-Centred Design teams & procurement.
• An understanding of design thinking, value stream mapping, customer profiles and journeys, KPIs, risk and control frameworks, and KRIs
• 5+ years of experience in Business Analysis
• Experience determining the explicit and implicit needs and requirements of various stakeholders.
• Ability to quickly learn the objectives, structures, operations and policies of a new business area.
• Good problem resolution, negotiation, and influencing skills.
• Demonstrated ability to engage both developers and business partners to achieve target outcomes.
• Proven interpersonal skills and an ability to influence senior leaders and peers.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing.
• Experience creating documentation such as business case documentation or business requirements summaries.

Essential (Other)
• Experience of working with Agile SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle Management) methods
• Able to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience in a way that is relevant, easy to consume and compelling
• Good data analysis and modelling skills
• Good understanding of project management concepts, incl. Gantt charts/plans, risks, assumptions and dependencies, etc.
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Good interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to leverage networks in KPMG, e.g. to tap into additional expertise if required
• Comfortable working with ambiguity at the beginning of projects, with ability to provide clarity of direction despite this
• Adaptability and a willingness to learn new skills.

• A good level of general technical knowledge incl. current, emerging and future technology market trends and their impact on business
• An understanding of technical debt, incl. its causes, how to measure it, and remedial actions incl. decommissioning
• Knowledge of at least one technology domain, incl. Collaboration & Experience; Automation; Data Science & AI; Data; Integration; Infrastructure / Cloud; Security; and DevSecOps
• Experience of working with offshore teams
• Bachelor’s degree