• Innovation Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-MO-Springfield
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 9:14 AM)
    Job ID
    Firm Administration
  • Responsibilities

    The Innovation Business Analyst (BA) is an instrumental part of BKD’s innovation program who works with people throughout the firm to evolve their ideas for new products and services into minimum viable products, develop business cases for approval and funding and, if approved, into operational deliverables. This position requires strong interpersonal skills as well as analytical and technical skills.

    Specific responsibilities:

    • Product definition – Help define the scope and high-level requirements for new products, then use prototyping tools to develop minimum viable products that can be tested in the market.
    • Business cases and funding requests – Help develop business cases and proposals to secure approval and funding for new products and services.
    • Development – Create deliverables for new products and services using analytic and data visualization technologies such as Tableau and Microsoft Power BI.
    • Standards, methodologies, and tools – Work with others in the Innovation Project Management Office to develop and improve standards, methodologies, and tools for the innovation process.
    • Education and self-development – Stay current on best practices and tools and techniques required to perform the BA’s role.


    Skills required include:

    • Ability to take product concepts with minimal definition and, working with others, define them enough to gauge market interest and fit.
    • Experience developing business cases and proposals for new projects.
    • Experience gathering detailed business requirements for approved projects.
    • Experience developing deliverables using analytics tools such as Tableau and Power BI.
    • Must be proactive and able to operate independently.
    • Must be organized and detail-oriented.
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate and influence people from multiple disciplines and at all levels of the firm.
    • Experience interacting with executive and senior management.
    • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate must have the following:

    • Three years of experience in a role similar to the BA’s role.
    • Proficiency using prototyping and analytics tools.
    • Experience in an entrepreneurial environment is a plus.
    • Prior experience in or knowledge of professional services industry is a plus.
    • BA/BS in a business related major (e.g. Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, etc.).


    Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit bkd.com. BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.


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    BKD is a place where people build careers, gain new skills and enjoy big firm resources with a small firm approach to teamwork and camaraderie. We focus on providing unmatched client service to everyone we encounter—both in the marketplace and in our offices.  We also offer the support, resources and opportunities you need to further develop your career. We listen to learn, combine innovation with practicality and give back to the communities where we live and work.

    See what we offer new hires in terms of competitive compensation, People First benefits and paid time off.


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    About BKD

    BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our approximately 2,650 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer a variety of tax, accounting and consulting services and combine the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Learn more at bkd.com.



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