Marsh & McLennan Business Analyst in Urbandale, Iowa
Business Analyst Role
Create and provide input on strategic documents including Project Business cases, Assessments, Communication plans and detailed project plans.
Analyzes data when required
Researches problems/issues, recommends solutions, and implements solutions.
Provides tactical analysis associated with projects
Tests system enhancements, upgrades
Liaison between IT and user group
Supports the production users in their day to day jobs
Participates in projects as assigned by providing input to the project structure and acting as a SME (Subject Matter Expert).
Completes assigned tasks in projects managed by external PM’s.
Present project updates, participate on presentations, represent finance interests on updates to senior management external to Finance department.
Able to use different applications to create various forms of output as needed.
Understands the business, recommends improvements to business processes and drives implementation.
Working to improve processes and tools used within the program of work
Project Manager Role
Lead medium sized teams on minor projects possibly crossing departments.
Use the appropriate tools to manage projects.
Keeps track of issues
Tracks tasks and follows up with responsible individuals
Escalates issues when appropriate
Keep management informed of progress with projects or tasks assigned
Escalates as appropriate for any situation.
- Bachelor Degree or advanced degree (MBA, Masters) in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or similar field.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of Accounting, Business analyst, or financial analyst Experience
Knowledge and Skills
Above average written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external customers
Strong analytical skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
Detail oriented to ensure work has been completed accurately
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate through multiple systems without assistance
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
Strong Excel skills
Strong knowledge working with/creating macros and databases
Basic knowledge working with Microsoft Visio
Results oriented, solution driven
Ability to see the big picture
Work comfortably in teams
Self-starter. Self-directed. Works individually with minimal supervision.
Strong project management skills
Other team members-coordination of information
Senior Management within the organization- to provide communication on project updates and solutioning
Other members of the organization for any impact from changes which may affect them
Clients, Carriers, brokers, taxing authorities. - Ensure strong relationships with external customers.
Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Marsh is a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter is a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer is a leader in talent, health, retirement and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman is a leader in management consulting. With annual revenue of $13 billion and approximately 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 130 countries. The Company is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity. Visit www.mmc.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MMC_Global
Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity.
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