Sr. Associate, Business Analyst (LEAP)

Grant Thornton 11/20/2020 8:06:20 AM
JOB ID: 048409 Specialty:
Omaha, Nebraska




Sr. Associate, Business Analyst (LEAP)(Job Number: 048409)


Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. We’ve never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.

As one of the fastest-growing professional services firms in the world, Grant Thornton LLP is continuously seeking top talent. Discover a place where you’ll work with a team of professionals, dedicated to providing bold leadership and distinctive client service. Spend each day engaged in meaningful and challenging work. Be supported in your professional growth and recognized for your contributions.

Grant Thornton has set its sights on creating the next generation professional services organisation. The purpose of GTIL as set out by our global CEO, Peter Bodin, is to shape the future of the network through collaboration and innovation and to continuously bring an external, forward looking and global perspective to the network and its leadership.

The overall purpose of this role is to support the Product Owner team in an agile development project in gathering and documenting user stories (requirements) and in coordinating user acceptance testing.

· Support the product owner team as they work with our vendors to design a user experience and define the requirements for a cloud-based audit tool. Specific activities include:

o Actively participate in design and user requirements sessions with product owner and development teams

o Assist with gathering and documenting requirements from stakeholders

o Author business requirements as user stories into Azure DevOps

o Assist with managing the backlog of user stories in Azure DevOps

o Track open issues related to requirements

o Organize design and requirement reviews with stakeholders and gather feedback

o Coordinate response to stakeholder feedback with product owner team and with development teams

· Support the product owner team in verifying the output of the development sprints and releases. These activities include:

o Organize Product Owner team testing efforts for a sprint or release

o Coordinate with the vendor testing team for test cases and test data as needed

o Document test cases and support Product Team in recording results

o Confirm that all functionality delivered within a sprint or release has appropriate test coverage

o Track open issues / bugs identified during testing

· Coordinate, plan, and support User Acceptance testing with our member firm users. This includes:

o Implement a user acceptance strategy to gain support for the product and to verify the tool is meeting the needs and expectations of stakeholders

o Organize key stakeholders to conduct user acceptance testing within their member firm

o Ensure testers receive sufficient knowledge to effectively execute a user acceptance test

o Define a UAT process that is efficient and effectively manages user feedback, issues, and recommendations

o Triage reports generated by users during the testing effort

o Summarize and report the results of the user acceptance test


· Experience with application development using an agile methodology

· At least 2 years of experience with defining business requirements and documenting user stories

· At least 3 years of experience with testing web applications and at least 1 year of experience in coordinating a user acceptance test

· Experience in working with a global, virtual team

· Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

· Ability to coalesce and present material in a concise understandable form to various target audiences

· Quick learner and self-starter with the ability and confidence to execute their responsibilities with limited oversight

· A problem solver creative in finding solutions to issues or approaches to meet a need

· A team player willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed and able to adapt to changing priorities

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

· Experience of working within a global professional services environment and with international stakeholders

· Experience with Azure DevOps for managing user stories, test cases, test results, and bugs

· Experience with global applications that require support for translation and localization

· A basic understanding of the architecture for a cloud-based application, particularly around what’s needed to support testing

· Experience with designing web pages for a positive user experience

· Understanding of public auditing and / or accounting business areas

· Experience with managing a small team in either business analysis or testing

Requisition ID: 048409

Omaha, NE
Omaha, Nebraska