Business Analyst

Feb 05, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
Full Time
About our company
Apress Media, LLC, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, is a technical publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers and programmers with more than 1000 books in print and a continually expanding portfolio of publications.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Your tasks
The Business Analyst plays a critical role within the Operations department at Apress. The BA will perform analysis on business processes, finance, accounting, and IT/systems infrastructure, as well as serve on various agile projects and services. These projects can range from managing a new software system to assessing the performance of a particular service or publishing line. The BA will also oversee and analyze our data profile in the market and within the company working with third parties and IT to ensure the accuracy of the information with the goal of streamlining and implementing new data methods and systems. The BA is responsible for working with key vendors?monitoring, analyzing, and overseeing key agreements as well as other financial documents. Specific responsibilities include:

?Ad-hoc data mining and reporting in internal databases
?Analyze data in the market, work with third parties and IT to ensure accurate date delivery for all markets
?Work on key agreements, financial, and tax documents
?Generate reports that deliver data such as company performance, user behavior, and specific project analysis
?Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business and financial data for review by managers
?Manage and report on third party relationships and performance
?Perform pricing analysis and maintain global pricing
?Help formulate business plans and recommendations for process improvements while working as a part of the processes to be assessed
?Oversee contracts process and team, implement changes, and assist as needed
?Assist in documenting specifications for business intelligence or information technology (IT) reports, dashboards, and other outputs
?Work on special projects as needed
?Any other responsibilities needed and required by management

Our requirements
?BA or BS degree required
?3+ years relevant work experience
?Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
?Ability to work and think independently
?Analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
?Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
?Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff to develop strong working relationships
?Proficient in Excel (formulas such as pivot tables and vlookup), Word, and Power Point
?Microsoft Access, SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services), and/or SharePoint knowledge a plus
?Excellent communication skills; ability to synthesize information and present in written and oral format

Please apply using our online application system.

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