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Business Analyst, Finance

DLA Piper
Leeds, London, Manchester or Sheffield
Closing date
6 Sep 2024

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Financial analysis
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

The role

We are looking for a Business Analyst who will be working as part of the Finance projects and change team in supporting the delivery of increased efficiencies within the across the international business, for example within Service to Cash. 

Sucessful candidate will be working closely alongside key stakeholders across business services and supporting the project manager deliver to  programmes to all locations. 

This role should see the analyst supporting programme delivery, creating clear and effective documentation, collaborating with the change management teams to support end users adoption and being involved in process improvement initiatives.  


Key areas of responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand and document detailed requirements and pain points 
  • Supporting project delivery and project activities across all workstreams
  • Working closely with the programme lead on creating key project documentation and reporting to senior stakeholders
  • Reviewing and analysising key processes and identifying where the business may be able to make some efficiencies 
  • Development of test plans and scenarios where required, ability to execute tests of new business processes
  • Ensure effective communication between key stakeholders across various functional teams
  • Ability to work with the Change management team to ensure the adoption of new processes across the business, supporting on training material and delivering workshops
  • Identifying key programme risks where necessary and escalating to the programme lead as appropriate

The ideal candidate will be/ have:

  • Able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to create and manage dashboards and other project management tools to ensure projects are tracked and managed
  • Experience in working within project delivery and understanding the project lifecycle
  • An understanding of credible core project management principles including excellent planning skills, RAID management, stakeholder communications, project governance, risk / change management and compliance
  • Experience as a Business analyst and business analytical practises
  • Ability to work across various different stakeholder groups and communicate effectively
  • Ability to work through a large set of unknowns and translate them into effective requirements or plans
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail

The following characteristics are essential:

  • Strategic Perspective – Keeping organisational objectives and strategies in mind, and ensuring courses of action are aligned with the strategic context
  • Influence, Persuasion and Personal Impact – Conveying a level of confidence and professionalism when engaging with stakeholders, influencing positively and persuading others to take a specific course of action when not in a position of authority
  • Interacting with People – Establishing relationships, contributing to an open culture and maintaining contacts with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Effective, approachable and sensitive communicator in different communities and cultures. Ability to adapt style and approach to meet the needs of different  audiences
  • Flexibility – Taking account of new information or changed circumstances and/or business requirements and modifying response to a problem or situation accordingly
  • Initiative – Being proactive, anticipating opportunities for systems, service or product improvement or development and taking appropriate action(s)
  • Persistence – Tracking actions and holding people to account of their actions, even when adverse circumstances prevail
  • Organisational Awareness – Understanding the hierarchy and culture within the firm and with our suppliers

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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+44 (0)20 7349 0296
160 Aldersgate Street

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