How do you get to be a senior business analyst??

What kind of experience do I need for this job? It’s with Ernst& Young?

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One Response to "How do you get to be a senior business analyst??"

  1. Ricky   December 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Well luv, the obvious answer is you have to apply for the job. But if you’re really asking what are the prerequisites or qualifications, I can help you>>>>>>>>

    Job Description:

    – Evaluate and analyze existing processes and identify differences for the global IT process owners and recommend to management the optimal process.
    – Develop an understanding of the business processes and issues relevant to the execution of the project
    – Produce project deliverables including preliminary and final IT Global Process documents completed in accordance with internal standards
    – Identify issues as they arise and work to resolve with assistance as needed
    – Coordinate work with clients and other IT organizations

    Required Skills:

    – Leadership and facilitation skills required to diplomatically and effectively lead a group of people in a working session.
    – Must be able to manage differing views and opinions, identify gaps in information and knowledge, and lead the team to final decisions.
    – Broad business acumen and strong analytical skills.
    – Requires attention to detail, good listening and questioning skills to discover new information.
    – General understanding of Global IT Processes.

    Skill Sets:
    – Microsoft Office
    – Microsoft Visio * Expert Level
    – Microsoft Project
    – Excellent interpersonal, verbal communication and writing skills
    – Excellent facilitation skills
    – Excellent organizational skills
    – Task detail oriented and ability to drive tasks to completion
    – Self-managing and strong initiative to work within strict deadlines
    – Experience in Chemical and/or Petrochemicals industry a Plus

    Bachelors Degree in Business preferred
    Experience working with documenting work processes

    Years of Experience:
    5 years previous Business Analyst experience
    3 years *IT* Business experience

    You should also know salary varies by area > average in Washington DC is $94,000. In Houston, it’s 71,000 USD. Averages of course mean half are earning less, the other half are doing better.

    And too, the qualifications will vary depending upon the type of business you’re dealing with.

    Best wishes.


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