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Cherry Bekaert Business Analyst in Nashville, Tennessee


The person in this role also proactively helps business users identify opportunities for business process improvement in the face of, or prior to, introducing new or modern technologies. The BA engages with business subject matter experts and leaders and users to understand how changes to processes, products, services, software, and hardware can improve efficiencies and add value, or how they may impact data and data quality. They must articulate those ideas and balance them against what is technologically feasible and financially and functionally reasonable. The BA is an agent of change, while understanding the critical relationship between understanding the business needs and objectives and supporting organizational Stakeholders’ understanding of the technology implications.

The BA is an expert in performing elicitation of requirements, various documentation and sharing techniques (to include standardized process documentation and image-based process flows such as Visio and additional BPM tools), supporting prioritization of the requirements, and obtaining approval. The techniques required may be within an Agile, Waterfall, or hybrid methodology.

The BA role is a member of the Business Analysis team within the Program Management Office (PMO) and will be exposed to a variety of project assignment types, business challenges, and solutions.

In this role you will:

  • Apply a structured and standard approach and leading process definition and requirements definition/design activities. Apply a logical, organized, and intentional process to gathering business requirements and obtaining approval. Will suggest and use tools, frameworks, and methods commonly used in business process definition/mapping and information technology design and iteration.

  • Review and update methodologies within the organization and manage improvements. Participate in lessons learned and independent assessment with respect to requirements, applies process and standards, and improvement that can be made to optimize results, and team engagement.

  • Consult with other initiative stakeholders and function as a member of a collaborative team. The Business Analyst will consistently work alongside and advise a collaborative team of stakeholders who collectively share in the responsibility of introducing and managing transformation across the organization (i.e., IT, PMO, Finance, Operations, Innovation, and Business Process Improvement).

  • Support communication efforts. Support the design, development, delivery, and management of communications related to the requirements definition/gathering activities and processes. Communicates to stakeholders those points of design challenge and alternatives/options.

  • Documents requirements and change requests. Applies SDLC appropriate documentation techniques to capture user requirements and quality specifications. Facilitates and documents ongoing clarification and updates until approved specs are achieved.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Contribute to project management overall (i.e., updates, reporting, risk and issue identification and management, etc.)

  • Support identification and documentation of business management/process issues that surface during requirements that require leadership decisions

  • Support identification and documentation of data definition, data management, and data clean up opportunities that surface during requirements elicitation activities

What you bring to the role:

  • Candidate’s professional experience includes at least 7 years of demonstrable experience conducting business analysis work across a variety of projects

  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, facilitative, and consultative skills

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving

  • Ability to aide in managing documented risks appropriately

  • Being meticulous and capable of delivering a high level of accuracy, exceptional organizational skills

  • Knowledge of business structure and stakeholder analysis

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply project management fundamentals on small projects.

  • Requirements gathering and documentation.

  • Test case development and support

  • Experience with creating process models.

  • Working understanding of networks, databases, business intelligence/analytics tools, and other technology that may be applied to further enable business process

What you can expect from us:

  • Shared values, including uncompromising integrity, a passion for excellence, and mutual respect

  • The opportunity to innovate and do work that motivates and engages you

  • A collaborative environment focused on your career growth and continuous professional development

  • Competitive compensation and a total rewards package that focuses on all aspects of your wellbeing

  • Flexibility to do impactful work and the time to enjoy your life outside of work

Candidates must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Cherry Bekaert will not provide work sponsorship for this position.

Our Benefits (https://www.cbh.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Benefits-Overview_CBConnect2022_905093132.pdf) : Cherry Bekaert cares about its people. 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. Starting hourly rate for this position is $110,000 - $130,000 per year. Individual offers will take into consideration experience, location, and budget. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of financial protection.

Cherry Bekaert provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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Cherry Bekaert, ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., serves clients across industries in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. “Cherry Bekaert” is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC, independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide business advisory and non-attest services spanning the areas of transaction advisory, risk and accounting advisory, digital solutions, cybersecurity, tax, benefits consulting, and wealth management. For more details, visit cbh.com/disclosure.