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EY Portfolio Business Analyst - Data / Business Intelligence Background in Albany, New York

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY Technology:

Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 250,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.

EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:

Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY to identify new technology-based opportunities faster and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.

Enterprise Technology (ET) – ET supports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the most affordable possible cost for quality services. ET will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.

Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.

The opportunity

As part of Global Tax Platform (GTP) team you will be part of a client technology organization that develops and maintains innovative solutions for our client-serving Tax professionals.

The purpose of the role, and the combined contributions of the roles of this team, is to serve the aggregate technology needs of a Tax Service Line and its products including building relationships with assigned practice areas and the various product sponsors, technical tax professionals, internal technology professionals, and third-party software vendors.

We are looking for an experienced, passionate, results-oriented business analyst who is a great problem solver with deep and proven experience in delivering innovative solutions.

Your key responsibilities

As a Portfolio Business Analyst you will be responsible for:

  • Partnering with Product Management, Solution Delivery Leads, Platform Architects and other Portfolio BAS in the definition and delivery of long-term business and technology solutions

  • Planning and managing the business analysis approach; communicating, driving and managing the business analysis effort for assigned portfolio

  • Leading a team of BAs assigned to assigned program/portfolio project(s), ensuring comprehensive business & data analysis is performed on all projects across the assigned Portfolio/Programs.

  • May perform scrum team BA role directly as and when needed

  • Actively review requirements traceability for impact and coverage analysis throughout the Portfolio

  • Understand, communicate, document and track dependencies that may exist between portfolios or product groups

  • Ensure the team is delivering clear, concise and consumable functional and non-functional requirements during all phases of the software development lifecycle

  • Manage the requirements development process through the elicitation, analysis, specification and verification of multiple levels of requirements while providing continuous improvement to the process.

  • Work with the Product Management and Analysis Community of Practice to ensure consistent application of the business analysis standards and advise on exceptions

To qualify for the role you must have

Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working effectively and building relationships with and between teams, external vendors and internal clients at varying executive levels

  • Experience leading a team of BAs to provide analysis and requirements, ensure consistency, accuracy and quality of BA deliverables

  • Ability to clearly articulate both problems and proposed solutions

  • Proactive approach to identifying issues and presenting solutions and options, and where appropriate, leading to resolution

  • Ability to prioritize personal and team workloads to best meet organizational objectives

  • Ability to reconcile unstructured input from the business into a tangible set of requirements that leads to optimized business solutions

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills as well as the ability to multitask on various projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change based on client needs

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Organization Skills

Qualifications / Technical Skills:

  • A bachelor's degree (computer science, engineering, accounting, finance preferred) or equivalent work experience.

  • 10+ years of relevant business analysis experience with 5+ years of experience in enterprise/portfolio business analysis

  • Expert on industry-standard, structured business analysis techniques (i.e., user stories, use cases, UML/logical modelling, BABOK, etc.)

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Agile, SCRUM and/or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodologies

  • Understanding of networks, database design and concepts

  • Prior experience with large scale Datawarehouse or Business Intelligence (BI) platform development specifically in finance or tax domain is highly desired

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Master's degree in Information Technology/Computer science

  • IIBA CBAP or CBATL certification for business analyst

  • Data Analytics degree or certification

  • Experience using, training and driving others to use requirements management and modelling tools

  • Tax or Finance domain background or experience

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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