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IT Business Analyst

We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too. Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has over 2,500 people in 10 offices across Ireland, The Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and Bermu

We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too.
Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has over 2,500 people in 10 offices across Ireland, The Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and Bermuda, with a presence in over 130 countries around the world, and a global network of over 62,000 people
At GT, we work as trusted advisors, bringing local knowledge and national expertise, with a global presence, to help businesses succeed – wherever they are located. We make business more personal by investing in building relationships and empowering our clients to make the right decisions for their organisation now and for the future. Whether that is working with the public sector to build thriving communities, with regulators and financial institutions to build trust, or with a diverse range of businesses to help them achieve their goals, Grant Thornton Ireland work hard to support clients to act on the issues that matter.
At GT Ireland we don’t just predict your future, we build it.
A Career at GT
Looking for a more fulfilling role in professional services? One where fresh thinking, collaboration and diversity are valued? At Grant Thornton we do things differently.
What does this mean for you?
A career in a more inclusive working environment, a more collaborative work culture, a more supported, flexible working role, more possibilities to grow and more opportunities to help shape the future for your clients. We respect and value your experience. And we want you to bring your authentic self to work and be at your best. It is how it should be.
Grow with us
At Grant Thornton, we care about our people and work hard to make you feel valued. If you are looking to deepen and develop your skills, knowledge, and experience throughout your career, then that is what you will get, and more.
At GT, we are building our Technology Consulting team, investing significantly to offer a wide range of services, from helping create digitally-fit strategies and operating models, to designing and building client facing and operational platforms. As part of this we are seeking to recruit experienced IT consultants to engage in digital transformation with our clients.
We have ambitious plans and are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to enhance the capability within the team. Success will be rewarded with a clear route to progression to senior levels within the firm.
About the role
  • Client delivery: You will work with clients to deliver technology projects that will support their business objectives. We are currently implementing projects in the banking, insurance, property, energy, utilities, retail, wholesale, fast-moving consumer goods and government sectors.
  • Business development: You’ll be responsible for contributing to proposals and client presentations for complex IT delivery projects
  • Practice development: you will work with Technology and Consulting leadership to build-out offerings, methodologies, and delivery capabilities (people and tools)
  • Thought Leadership: Drawing on your skills and experience, you’ll create innovative insights for clients looking to develop their solutions to deliver value and improve their operations. You will help raise the profile of the firm in this regard
Client delivery
As a client-facing IT consultant, you will:
  • Carry out process mapping and identify areas for process improvement
  • Develop As-Is, To-Be and Gap Analysis documentation
  • Lead user requirements workshops and develop and document the requirements, providing challenge to the users to ensure the requirements meet desired business outcomes
  • Develop and document functional and technical specifications and solution design documents
  • Design and execute test plans for ERP systems and bespoke software developments
  • Deploy or manage the deployment of custom and standard software products
  • Conduct go-live cutovers
  • Develop end user training materials and deliver training
  • Contribute to IT strategy and operating model assignments
About you
You will be a self-starter, highly motivated to develop a market leading capability and to progress within the firm. You will have the right blend of hands-on experience, an eye for innovation, and understanding of the markets in which we work. You will use this to excel in client delivery and help develop and build client offerings and go-to-market propositions. You will:
  • have a proven track record of delivery
  • have strong stakeholder management skills
  • be a confident and impactful communicator, both written and verbal, able to clearly explain solution design to technical and non-technical audiences, in a way that is accessible to everyone, especially senior stakeholders. You will have significant experience in facilitating effective workshops across all levels of an organisation
  • have proven experience of supporting business development activities, client relationship management and contribution to winning proposal development
  • have a willingness to learn and develop new skills. You will work in a collaborative team environment but you must possess the ability to quickly develop expertise in areas where you are less-familiar or experienced. This role requires significant dexterity due to the ever-changing world of technology and the nascent and dynamic nature of GT Technology Consulting.
About your domain knowledge and skills
You will:
  • have experience with Agile methodologies
  • have experience in one or more of the following areas
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
    • Industry recognised standard applications such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Salesforce, Workday
    • Emerging Technology AI, RPA, IoT, Blockchain
    • Latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options (and familiarity with enterprise cloud vendors Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Have excellent written and oral communications skills. You have significant experience presenting to and developing written documents for executive and leadership levels within an organisation.
  • Have knowledge of DevSecOps methodologies
  • Have experience of hands on delivery of projects at key clients, either on your own or as part of larger delivery teams. You have a personal track record of delivering impactful results;
  • Have excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and/or work experience
  • 3+ years direct work experience in an IT business analysis capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • Competent and proficient understanding of business solutions, such as CRM, ERP, Document Management, Productivity suites etc.
Life at GT
Reward and benefits:
Our reward and benefits are designed to create an environment where our people can flourish. We are committed to building a culture where our people have access to the necessary benefits to help promote a healthy lifestyle and thrive.
Inclusion and diversity:
Included and valued for your difference is how everyone should feel at work. Not just because it is right, but because we are all at our best when we are able to be ourselves. So, when you join Grant Thornton, we will work hard to ensure that is how you feel. We want you for who you are. We are excited to see the personality and perspectives you will bring to our team because we know we will all benefit from them.
Diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision-making, improves the quality of our delivery, and helps us to meet the needs of our clients. Our firm is built on people and their ideas, so we want to hear all the new perspectives and fresh thinking you have to offer.
We want to create a culture of recognition and celebrating success, by saying thank you to people who surpass our expectations and recognising the right values and behaviours. Our Shout Out recognition scheme is our way of highlighting and promoting achievements. Whether you simply want to say thank you, celebrate a special occasion or give an award for doing something exceptional, you can do all of this and more through the scheme.

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