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Sr. Associate Business Analyst LEAP

Company name
Grant Thornton LLP.

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Posted on
Nov 19, 2020

Valid Through
Mar 04, 2021

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Sr. Associate, Business Analyst (LEAP)','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.


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:


Actively participate in design and user

requirements sessions with product owner and development teams


Assist with gathering and documenting

requirements from stakeholders


Author business requirements as user stories

into Azure DevOps


Assist with managing the backlog of user

stories in Azure DevOps


Track open issues related to requirements


Organize design and requirement reviews with stakeholders

and gather feedback


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:


Organize Product Owner team testing efforts

for a sprint or release


Coordinate with the vendor testing team for

test cases and test data as needed


Document test cases and support Product Team

in recording results


Confirm that all functionality delivered

within a sprint or release has appropriate test coverage


Track open issues / bugs identified during


·    Coordinate,

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


Implement a user acceptance strategy to gain

support for the product and to verify the tool is meeting the needs and

expectations of stakeholders


Organize key stakeholders to conduct user

acceptance testing within their member firm


Ensure testers receive sufficient knowledge

to effectively execute a user acceptance test


Define a UAT process that is efficient and

effectively manages user feedback, issues, and recommendations


Triage reports generated by users during the

testing effort


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


·    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


·    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 prioritiesBENEFITS:

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


·    Experience

with global applications that require support for translation and


·    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

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