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EY Senior Business Analyts - Tax or Finance 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.

Senior Business Analyst with Tax or Finance background

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 within them, technical tax professionals, internal technology professionals, external clients 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 senior business data analyst you will be responsible for:

  • Elicitation, analysis and documentation of business, stakeholder, solution and transition requirements driving data models for the assigned business areas/portfolios

  • Responsible for leveraging appropriate techniques such as data flow diagrams, data mining and data modelling techniques to gather, analyse, and report Tax and Finance data requirements as a member of a data modelling delivery team

  • Work closely with product owners and other subject matter experts to understand business and technology strategies affecting and affected by their Tax and Finance data.

  • Plan and actively manage the BA requirements management strategy; communicating, driving and managing the business analysis effort for each project in the Program throughout all phases of project lifecycle

  • Actively manage requirements traceability for impact and coverage analysis throughout the program

  • Provide guidance and oversight on effective utilization of Business Analysis techniques in compliance with organizational standards

  • Development of clear, concise, and consumable functional and non-functional requirements during all phases of the software development lifecycle

  • Work with the Business 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


  • Authoritative experience gathering and interpreting business requirements

  • Experienced developing technical requirements and specifications, including knowledge of software engineering methodologies, reporting tools, modelling and testing

  • Professional understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Modelling and Notation

  • Well-versed with least one of the industry leading Finance systems such as SAP R3, SAP HANA, SAP BPC, Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, Hyperion Consolidations, Hyperion Planning, Anaplan to gather/elicit, and conduct business requirements workshops

  • Proficient knowledge of at least one of the industry leading Business intelligence such as Power BI, SAP Analytics (eg HANA, BW, BusinessObjects), Oracle BI to develop requirements/ product design for the delivery team

  • Knowledge of Tax Systems such as OneSource Tax Provision, OneSource Income Tax, CorpTax

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

  • Ability to build relationships and network at all levels.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong work ethic capable of planning and managing own time effectively

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and negotiation skills

  • Customer focus with ability to identify and understand customer's needs.

Qualifications / Technical Skills:

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

  • Master's degree preferred

  • 5-9 years of relevant experience

  • Expert on industry-standard, structured business analysis techniques (i.e., user story creation, UML/logical modelling, data modelling, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Agile, SCRUM and/or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is highly preferred

  • TAX or Finance domain knowledge with a strong understanding of databases and data analysis.

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

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.

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