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Business Analyst Sr.

Company: Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE:Service, Respect, and Connection are core to the individual and collective TRS experience. We know that great service rests on a foundation of relationships that connect us all to an empowering and rewarding career. At TRS, we're inspired by our diverse community who bring authenticity and commitment to our mission to improve the retirement security of public education employees and retirees throughout Texas.As a group of achievers, we tap collaboration and innovation to raise the bar in performance, administering and counseling pensions and healthcare benefits to ensure certainty for the future of our members. We invite you to join us, where both personal and career growth are respected and where you can make a difference in our members' lives every day.The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for identifying and developing models to improve business operations. The incumbent will gather, develop, and document user requirements, review, assess, and develop business processes, develop and test reporting solutions, and conduct research and special projects support for Accounting Procurement, Contracts, Investment, Member Records, and Business Operations. This position will proactively work with the Business Analyst team, Finance staff, and agency employees.WHAT YOU WILL DO:Business Analysis--- Develops, assesses, and reviews user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.--- Designs and develops models to improve financial analysis and to project financial impact of business changes.--- Interprets and translates accounting and finance business needs into effective reporting solutions and operational requirements to assist IT staff with implementation of finance and accounting system solutions.--- Compiles, develops, and documents user requirements.--- Works with stakeholders on the development of business processes and to ensure that processes are implemented correctly.--- Understands and compiles accurate data to present reports and assesses data quality.--- Applies a broad range of techniques and business analysis to deliver actionable business insights.--- Defines, captures, enriches, explores and preps data to support desired metrics monitoring and reports.--- Troubleshoots and resolves problems related to accounting and finance systems and applications.Reporting--- Provides thorough, visible, rigorous and transparent data reports and analysis.--- Tracks trends and provides recommendations for solutions based on findings.--- Develops visually appealing and intuitive dashboards that provide visibility into key performance, risk and control indicators across agency divisions and departments.--- Delivers quality results under short timelines.Training and Technical Guidance--- Serves as a central resource for reports interpretation and assists with developing specifications for reports.--- Provides training and technical assistance to agency staff on processes, applications, and reporting.--- Participates on special projects as assigned.Performs related work as assignedWHAT YOU WILL BRING:Required Education--- Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field.Required Experience--- Six (6) years of full-time experience in business analysis or similar field. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.--- Experience with business intelligence and visualization tools, project management tools and MS Office Suite.--- Experience may be concurrent.Preferred Qualifications--- Experience with MS Power BI, MS Visual Studio, MS Visio, TeamForge, and/or Jira.Knowledge of:--- Software development life cycle and systems development life cycle concepts.--- Business management and project management principles and practices.Skill in:--- Using technical and statistical analysis skills to deliver clear, concise, and visually appealing management metrics and reports to inform decision making and actions. Analyzing detailed accounting and line of business system data, troubleshooting associated problems, and interpreting and applying applicable laws, policies, and procedures.--- Business process analysis and problem solving.--- Completing detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.--- Planning, organizing, and prioritizing work assignments to manage a high-volume workload in a fast-paced and changing environment.--- Using a computer in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office 365 word processing, spreadsheet, and other business software.--- Effective written and verbal communications, including explaining complex information to others in an understandable manner, and writing clear and precise policies, procedures, and training or other materials.--- Proven track record to work in a team environment and influence a diverse group of stakeholders.Ability to:--- Operate effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing and shifting priorities.--- Continually learn new concepts and tools to support job needs and strive for ongoing professional development.--- Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, agency staff, and external contacts.--- Work effectively in a professional team environmentMilitary Occupational Specialty (MOS) Codes:Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with experience in the Military Occupational Specialty ( ) along with the minimum qualifications listed above may meet the minimum requirements and are highly encouraged to apply. Please contact Talent Acquisition at with questions or for additional information.To view all job vacancies, visit or more information, visit

Keywords: Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Austin , Business Analyst Sr., Professions , Austin, Texas

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