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HRM Business Analyst

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its ETS service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Primary Responsibilities: Conduct detailed research in order to translate business requirements into precise, high quality features and user stories.

Identify and validate key business requirements.

Work with the project team to develop, define, and elaborate features and user stories for future releases and sprints.

Support process analysis and process mapping exercises; support development of SOPs

Maintain an up-to-date backlog of features and user stories for future sprints.

Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops for visioning, surveys, business process descriptions, user story based product backlog development, use cases modeling and specification, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.

Performs analyses and trade-off analyses of business requirements

Gathers and analyzes quantitative and other data; identifies relationships, sensitivities, and trends; and develops insights and recommendations based on findings

Performs studies, analyses, assessments, surveys, or other research

Work with users to define concepts and clarify requirements under the direction of project managers.

Contribute to project plans.

Secondary Responsibilities: Individual will be responsible for facilitating the client product owners to achieve the following objectives:

Ensure common understanding of product/project charter

Improve backlog management and release planning rigor

Disaggregate well-written features into constituent user stories

Support release planning that offer realistic means of achieving commitments

Secure development team commitments and accountability for release plans

Provide means to track/report release plan execution performance and adjust, as needed,

Support user acceptance testing

Support development of as-is and to-be process maps and SOPs as appropriate

Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).

Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

Required Capabilities: Business Process Re-engineering

Required Skills: Requirements Elicitation

Experience with Process Mapping / BPMN is desired

Hands on experience with an Agile Lifecycle Management tool (e.g., Rally, Jira), preferred

Six Sigma Preferred

Experience with User Stories/requirements elicitation preferred

DHS/or CBP clearance, preferred

Bachelor's Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.

Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.

U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.

Travel may be required.

Ability to work overtime required on occasion.

Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.

Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.

Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton Public Sector LLC ("Grant Thornton Public Sector"), based in Arlington, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton's Public Sector at

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.

Keywords: Grant Thornton LLP, Arlington , HRM Business Analyst, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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