Senior Business Analyst, Tax

Altus is looking for a Senior Business Analyst (BA) to join our Product Team for advisory and information services related to real property taxation. The role will be initially focused on finalizing the MVP for an innovative property information analytics platform that enables hundreds of internal tax professionals in providing expert services to their clients. 

Aurora, ON, CAN

Altus Analytics, makers of ARGUS Software

<p>At Altus Analytics, makes of ARGUS Software, we break ground everyday with products that provide consistency, transparency, and efficiency into the financial and operational processes that drive the global world of commercial real estate. Our products were built exclusively for commercial real estate companies, incorporating best practices learned from over 25 years serving the industry and clients in over 60 countries. ARGUS Software&rsquo;s products have become the industry standard and provide the complete solution for managing and growing your commercial real estate portfolio. Thousands of users globally including leading owners, managers, financial institutions, brokerages and REITs trust ARGUS Software solutions to improve the visibility and flow of information throughout their critical business processes. These processes include asset management, asset valuation, portfolio management, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, lease management, collaboration and knowledge management.</p> http://www.altusgroup.com/analytics

keywords: who we are,what we do,who you are,what's in it for you?,solving problems.,facilitating discussions,aligning perspectives,collaborating with stakeholders,guiding others,a four-year degree,an ideal combination of knowledge and experience,a natural sense of curiosity,a genuine interest in new tools and technology,a winning communication style,a high standard of thoroughness,a true sense of obligation and responsibility,a commitment to the agile methodology,a team oriented personality

Mid - Level

Overview: <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Altus Group Limited is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,300 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients include some of the world&rsquo;s largest real estate industry participants, spread across a broad variety of sectors.</p> <p dir="ltr">Each of our five core practices &ndash; Altus Analytics Solutions, Research, Valuation and Advisory, Property Tax Consulting, Cost Consulting and Project Management and Geomatics &ndash; embody and reflect decades of experience, a broad range of expertise and leading-edge technology.</p> <p dir="ltr">We are at the centre of what drives the real estate industry and we service every aspect of the life cycle. From the purchase of land, to the direction a project takes, to the transactions needed, to ultimately selling or changing the asset.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The opportunity</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Altus is looking for a Senior Business Analyst (BA) to join our Product Team for advisory and information services related to real property taxation. The role will be initially focused on finalizing the MVP for an innovative property information analytics platform that enables hundreds of internal tax professionals in providing expert services to their clients. It &nbsp;will then expand to building out the functionality for a roll-out coast-to-coast, and increasingly for creating and launching innovative products and services for our global CRE clients.</p> <p dir="ltr">This is a role for a BA with outstanding communication, collaboration and organization skills, who listens carefully to determine what business problem we are trying to solve and then designs the right solution. We are looking for a BA who is outstanding at translating complex client and business requirements into meaningful sprint tasks, and who supports the Product Manager and the development teams in the timely delivery of our releases.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who you are and what does your future look like at Altus</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">You are a BA with 5+ years experience eliciting requirements and working closely with the Product Manager and Development team to ensure priorities are met and implementation is successful. Ideally, you have a few years working with applications using SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) or similar approaches. You are now looking for an opportunity to advance your career by taking on a broader set of responsibilities, particularly in client- and business-driven product and services innovation. Finally, you want a chance to see the effect of your efforts as you apply your love of problem-solving to the global CRE industry.</p>
Responsibilities: <p dir="ltr"><strong>Here&rsquo;s what our BA will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Solving problems. You will apply your understanding of software solutions to creatively solve complex problems. You will create user stories, acceptance criteria and feature specifications that provide the solution design, wireframes and report layouts.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Facilitating discussions. You will interact directly with the Business to develop a deep understanding of client requirements, and to gather information on scope, gaps and business risks.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Aligning perspectives. You will champion the best options for meeting business needs and technical feasibility, to come up with the optimal outcome for our clients and internal stakeholders. You will develop and demonstrate stories and features to various stakeholders.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Collaborating with stakeholders. You will work closely with the Business, Product Management, Developers, Architects, QA Analysts and Technical Writers to:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Size and endorse the stories.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Validate the implementation approach.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensure accuracy in solution design.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Review the test results and ensure timely resolution of bugs.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Provide content to the technical writing team for online help and release notes.</p> </li> </ul> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Guiding others. You will assign sprint tasks to members of the development team and ensure their timely completion. You will coach junior team members to help them grow professionally.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>How do we know that&rsquo;s you? You have:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A four-year degree. You have&nbsp;a degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Finance or a related field.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">An ideal combination of knowledge and experience. You have 5 years experience as a BA gathering and writing requirements and specifications that result in the delivery of best-in-class SOA or similar applications. Ideally, you have worked in Commercial Real Estate, Taxation and Tax Appeals, Real Estate Appraisal or Persistent Data Storage.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A natural sense of curiosity. You are an information-seeker who digs deeper and asks a series of probing questions to get at the root of a problem. You are motivated by finding answers and innovative solutions.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A genuine interest in new tools and technology. You have technical knowledge around databases and reporting. You learn new software quickly without documentation or handholding.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A winning communication style.&nbsp;You are concise, on point and effective. You can communicate complex requirements and technical details clearly across the team.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A high standard of thoroughness. You are guided by your attention to detail. You create and follow work plans, re-prioritizing as necessary.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A true sense of obligation and responsibility. You love what you do. This isn&rsquo;t a job; this is a career. You are invested in satisfying the needs of our clients &ndash; your clients- and you work hard to do it well, on spec and on time.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A commitment to the Agile methodology. You have experience with&nbsp;Scrum activities: Daily standups, Sprint-Planning, Demos and Retrospectives. Hands-on&nbsp;knowledge of the end-to-end software development lifecycle is a bonus.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">A team oriented personality. Your commitment and focus influence those around you to do better. You gain satisfaction when the team wins. You are passionate about growing, building and mentoring a team.</p> </li> </ul> <br /> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Need any more reasons to want to work with us?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">As we continue to grow, the possibilities for the people that join Altus are significant. From professional growth to innovation to collaboration we are committed to continuing to foster the right environment to help our people realize their full potential. We give our people the freedom and responsibility to take charge of their career path, bring new ideas to the forefront and work on critical projects that will shape the success of our clients.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">We thank you in advance for taking time to learn more about what makes Altus a great place to grow your career and do some of your best work. Apply now, refer a friend or stay on top of what&rsquo;s new by following us on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/53979/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LinkedIn</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /> <p><span id="com.peopleclick.cp.fieldlabel.disclaimer" class="pc-rtg-legal">Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.<br />If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us at <a href="mailto:careerscanada@altusgroup.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">careerscanada@altusgroup.com</a> or 416-641-9500.</span></p>