Business Analyst (Ref: NTBA)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Financial sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 25 January 2019
Job Description:

Client in the banking industry is seeking the services of a BUSINESS ANALYST for a 12month FIXED TERM CONTRACT, to analyze and test new systems and provide ongoing support of core banking systems and ensure that end users have a fully functioning banking system. 

Main job function

Analysis of New Systems

Receives requests from the Project Manager to review business requirements and implement systems accordingly

Reviews capabilities of relevant banking systems working with at the time by checking functionality of the system and how this would fit into the organization

Organises and conducts requirements elicitation activities.

Facilitates JAD sessions. Documents business requirements and specifications such as process maps, product rules, transaction definitions, etc. by using the selected Business Analyst documents and templates.

Obtains user sign off on the business analysis documents.

Development & Implementation of New Systems

Works closely with the development team or configuration team to build the systems as required by the relevant business units.

Conducts testing of the new system to ensure that the input and the way the information is setup meets business requirements

Co-ordinates user acceptance testing of the new system with the relevant business units that will include test plans, test cases and sample data

Addresses any issues or concerns that arise whilst testing

Implements the new system once all issues/concerns have been addressed and the system is fully functional

Ensures that all procedures are in line with the Systems Development Life Cycle requirements

Creates documentation of system procedures once the system is built

Maintenance of the System

Tests new modules and program changes that are supplied by the software company

Analyses business requirements and manipulates the system to achieve requirements i.e. use of diary notes on the core banking system, etc.


Works closely with the Technical Team from core banking system vendors in the build and configuration of the core banking system

Guides, mentors and supervises super users from the various business units.

Supervises the development of user manuals, training manuals and user guides

Receives requests from business units that require immediate action

Communicates and consults with external service providers on various matters

Works closely with the Project Manager in demonstrating the features and functionalities of any new system to the Executive, Management and staff.

National Diploma in Information Technology/BTech Industrial Engineering/BComm IT/BComm Finance/Project Management or similar

Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Systems Development would be required

General Information Technology experience would be an added advantage


Thorough knowledge of the Business Analysis Process and Methodologies

Information systems I, II, and III (incorporating Database Analysis, Implementation, Management)

Knowledge of Basic Accounting principles and Banking

Knowledge of various regulatory compliance requirements in the Banking field

Microsoft Office, MS Visio

Information Technology Policies and Procedures

Understanding of Project Management

Understanding of business practices and principles and IT best practices

The following experience would be advantageous:

Visual Basic Programming (VB6) including VBA (VB used in excel)

SQL Programming

Oracle development toolset is an added advantage

Java or other language programming knowledge is optional

Knowledge of operating systems such as Unix, Linux and AIX


Work well under pressure

Stress Management

Prioritization and Time Management

Communication (written, verbal and numeric)

Documentation preparation & analysing skills

Working Independently

Report Writing 

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Nicole Thomas