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The Vancouver Airport Authority has a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Senior Business Analyst in the Finance Department. Reporting to the Manager, Financial Reporting, the successful candidate will have a strong background in financial and purchasing systems and controls, as well as, business analysis and technical program management expertise to manage the business and technology aspects of core enterprise systems that are composed of multiple, complex business processes and technology systems.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day management of technology systems, which includes: incident review and resolution, change management, vendor management, relationship management and business unit support
  • Configuring, testing and troubleshooting issues with vendor packaged solutions
  • Designing, testing and troubleshooting integrations between vendor packaged solutions 
  • Ensuring issues are identified, tracked, reported on, and resolved in a timely manner 
  • Eliciting and articulating user, system and operational requirements including, but not limited to, development of process maps / flows and process descriptions, requirements workshops, scope definition, feature definition, use case development, and business analysis
  • Developing business cases, including cost/benefit analyses
  • Recommending and implementing business solutions in response to the documented business requirements from various departments
  • Leading system implementations of vendor packaged software 
  • Translating documented requirements into functional specifications 
  • Preparing and delivering presentations; facilitating business requirements and process review workshops
  • Facilitating project deliverables and liaising with technical and business staff on the development and actualization of the requirements 
  • Documenting business workflows with an appropriate business tool such as Visio

Key qualifications include: 

  • At least 10 years’ post degree experience implementing and supporting enterprise-class applications in medium to large sized organizations, plus at least 5 years of business analysis and project management experience (senior level), supplemented by  a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or a related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • One or more of the following formal certifications are required: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CBAP), Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and/or formal certification in specific and relevant software application(s) 
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and mediation skills to promote/negotiate client group acceptance and implementation of new/revised programs/products and services 
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple activities of varying complexity while under time constraints
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Strong project management skills, including proven on-time, on-budget delivery of medium scale projects
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent documentation skills, including workflow documentation 
  • Strong vendor management and relationship building skills

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Health and safety are at the core of how we operate at YVR. We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for our workforce and protecting the health and safety of our employees, passengers, partners and community by taking reasonable, preventative measures to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid exemption is granted for those unable to be vaccinated.

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