Business Analyst (IT & Finance)

The Department

This role is part of a new project team created to implement a new practice management system. Working initially on the project scoping, business process analysis, then moving into implementation and then continuous improvement.


Summary of Role

  • The finance and business processes will need to be defined thoroughly to provide a baseline, and then overlay those onto the products under consideration which will then flow into an implementation phase. This phase will focus on the development, customisation, integration and deployment of the product. The role is integral to the product lifecycle and will play a fundamental part in gathering requirements for the ongoing development of the product.


Responsibilities of the Role

  • Eliciting, translating, simplifying and prioritising requirements and creating conceptual prototypes and mock-ups
  • Assisting with business case production, planning and monitoring.
  • Supporting all business activities within the end-to-end project delivery such as show and tells, workshops, UAT and training
  • Managing all stakeholder groups across the business to support project outcomes by facilitating meetings and workshops
  • Ownership of data gathering and transformation and creation of functional specification documents
  • Creation of the to-be operating model for the firm in relation to this product and modelling the fully integrated IT landscape, working with technical teams to implement
  • Collaborate with stakeholders throughout the firm.
  • Work with project management team to define and prioritise requirements
  • Liaise with users at all levels of the firm (Management Board members, Partners, Fee Earners, Central and Support Staff) ensuring that business requirements are met
  • Work with existing solutions and identify opportunities for improvements
  • Maintain appropriate documentation


Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Skills

  • An excellent communicator, presenter, negotiator and team player
  • Adept at business process analysis, translation and mapping
  • Ability to understand complex requirements, analyse using an objective mind and logical thinking to produce robust requirements




  • Chair & facilitate multi-stakeholder meetings to gather and challenge business processes to determine the optimum outcome
  • Experience of working within a structured team
  • Ability to find creative solutions to business problems


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience with financial systems, processes and complex projects
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in delivering efficient solutions
  • Legal or other professional services
  • Legal practice management systems


Other Information

  • Please note the home office location is flexible and will be a mix between remote working from home and other office locations dependent on the role/project requirements.
  • The firm operates a hybrid agile working policy allowing employees to work from home (or another UK location) for at least 50% of their time. Individuals can also apply for other flexible working options either at the time of recruitment or during the course of their employment.  Please note this role can be based out of any of our offices.


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