Business Analyst (JHB) at Datafin Recruitment – Gauteng

ENVIRONMENT:

A solutions-driven Business Analyst with strong organisational skills to remain focused on multiple initiative simultaneously is sought by a reputable Financial Services Group to join its Joburg division. Your role will entail facilitating requirements gathering sessions, collaborating with Devs to implement these, providing guidance to Testers and conducting Tests where required while analysing the current (as-is) processes and functionality, that will be affected by the new platform (Bancs) model. The ideal candidate will require a BCom Degree, B.Sc. Degree B.Eng in IT/Engineering/Business, a BA qualification & Process Engineering qualification (Six Sigma or Lean certifications advantageous). You must have 5 years’ work experience in a similar role including experience working in a Corporate and Institutional Bank & proficiency in Aris and Nimbus processes modelling tools.

DUTIES:

  • Facilitate requirements gathering sessions to extract requirements from business; interpret business needs and translate them into system requirements in the form of Business Requirements Functional specification documents.
  • Take ownership of the requirements from inception to implementation.
  • Collaborate closely with Developers to implement the requirements.
  • Serve as a liaison between business and IT.
  • Provide necessary guidance to Testers during the testing phases and perform testing where required.
  • Report on progress, manage expectations and ensure stakeholders’
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After a year as an NFL analyst for NBC Sports, the 43-year-old Brees is starring alongside his three boys in a new ad for Great Clips, promoting the salon’s back-to-school campaign. Asked recently if he’s more likely to take another NFL snap or fully pivot to an acting career, the 13-time Pro Bowler floated an alternative.

“Well I don’t think I’ll be taking a — well, how about this? How about I take a snap under center, but in a movie?” Brees said. “How about that? Then I can accomplish both.”

Asked if a movie is already in the works, the former Super Bowl champion didn’t deny the possibility.

“I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “I don’t know. Maybe so. We’ll see. It’s a teaser here.”

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New Jersey, N.J., July 27, 2022 The Blockchain In Supply Chain Finance Market research report provides all the information related to the industry. It gives the outlook of the market by giving authentic data to its client which helps to make essential decisions. It gives an overview of the market which includes its definition, applications and developments, and manufacturing technology. This Blockchain In Supply Chain Finance market research report tracks all the recent developments and innovations in the market. It gives the data regarding the obstacles while establishing the business and guides to overcome the upcoming challenges and obstacles.

The nature of the blockchain network can allow supply chain financing suppliers to finance the invoices sent by all suppliers. Every transaction and information exchange is recorded in the ledger, so financial service providers have no reason to limit financing to the best providers only. The growing demand for blockchain in supply chain financing to increase the security of supply chain transactions is a key factor driving market growth worldwide. Blockchain can create a permanent audit trail for all transactions to increase trust between the relevant parties.

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A pedestrian walks up stairs to The Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, California, as seen in March 2022. (Photographer: David Paul Morris—Bloomberg?Getty Images)

Careers in business analysis are growing in popularity. Business and data analysts assist organizations in making data-driven decisions by querying information sources, generating reports, and identifying patterns and trends—and in the U.S., the role of “data analysts and scientists” is in the second highest demand, according to a 2020 survey by the World Economic Forum.

With the right training, business analysts can help inform decision-making in every part of an organization, from marketing and sales to human resources and finance. And this role is employable in every industry, including IT, finance and insurance, government and the public sector, and business and professional consulting, with these top five rounded out by the healthcare and social services industry, according to the International Institute of Business Analysis.

Even within a single industry, there’s room for a wide range of skill sets. “There’s a place for the hardcore technologist and the coder,” says Brad Price, an assistant professor of business data analytics at West Virginia University. “But there’s also a place for the person who wants to do managerial insights. There’s

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In some cases, that has meant taking a pay cut. But Sandy Anuras, who recently joined home solar provider Sunrun as its chief technology officer, says a big paycheck sometimes comes with a price.

“The tech giants have had these huge compensation packages. And it’s hard to say no to a huge compensation package,” Anuras told CNBC. “You just realize there’s a little bit more to life than maxing out your comp package. And I think people are realizing that now — and especially with some of the decisions that their companies have made to prioritize profits over democracy, for example.”

Before starting at Sunrun in March, Anuras worked at Expedia for almost three years. She believes traveling is good for society, as people who travel often experience an expanded perspective and greater compassion toward strangers. But helping people book travel efficiently did not give Anuras the internal satisfaction she had when she worked at

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For those hoping to retire soon, or those who recently did, the word “recession” can cause apprehension. While we aren’t in a 2008-like meltdown situation, when the global financial crisis pushed the U.S. into recession, we deal with numerous negative factors that affect our economy and many retirement plans. These include rising inflation, rising interest rates to combat inflation, a global pandemic that won’t go away, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the likelihood of higher taxes down the road.

Back in 2008, people near retirement had to make financial adjustments to secure the fixed income they would depend on. Now the scenario is similar as another wave of retirees face concerns about safeguarding their finances.

But fear not: Retiring in a recession or in economic times that cause concern on many fronts can be done. If you’re planning to retire soon or you’re in the early stages of retirement, here are some key points to consider and options to protect your money:

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