Business Data Analyst Jobs in Mankato, MN at Agstar Financial Services, ACA

Title: Business Data Analyst

Company: Agstar Financial Services, ACA

Location: Mankato, MN

Salary: $80K – $100K*

Category: Finance & Insurance

Position Overview:

This position acts as a liaison between business units and the Enterprise Data team while coordinating and leading the delivery of data solutions projects of all sizes. Projects include new initiatives as well as the maintenance and improvement of existing data initiatives. The incumbent must be able to quickly grasp business concepts and facilitate discussions to identify high level business requirements and needs.

Essential Functions:

Analyzes business needs and consults with management and team members to review project requests and determine goals, time frame, cost, staffing requirements, allocation of resources and develops business cases.

Formulates and defines the scope and objectives of engagement.

Creates and executes test plans and test cases.

Facilitates user acceptance testing.

Prepares status reports and communicates status and related issues to engagement stakeholders.

Leads and manages project teams in the accomplishment of data efforts.

Facilitates meetings, provides guidance, sets priorities, organizes work, gives direction and resolves problems.

Works with team members across the organization to identify process improvement opportunities while conducting duties as a Business Data Analyst.

Collaborates with the Process Consultant team to pursue data enhancements supporting process improvement initiatives.

Creates effective user stories, develops and maintains business requirements, acceptance criteria and test cases following Agile methodology.

Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in math, finance, computer or data science, business management, management information systems or information systems or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.

3-5 years of data experience, preferably in a financial services environment.

Knowledge of Microsoft applications and other applications/software used in the daily functions of the organization (i.e. SQL Server).

Basic understanding of designing, creating, and implementing reports and dashboards.

Knowledge of process improvement, project management systems, and agile development.

Advanced organizational, verbal/written communication, project coordination and leadership skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Critical thinking skills, high level of initiative, attention to detail and accuracy.

Proven client service skills and effective team skills.

Strong problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.

On July 1, 2017 AgStar Financial Services, Badgerland Financial and 1st Farm Credit Services joined together as Compeer Financial, strengthening our commitment to the agricultural community.

Compeer Financial, headquartered in Sun Prairie, WI, exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America like never before. If you are interested in empowering those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities, we invite you to learn more about our organization. We are looking for innovative, dynamic and collaborative team members to join our team.

We offer great benefits including:

Competitive base salary

Health insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)

401k (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)

Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays



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