Business Systems Analyst, Specialist in Newark, New Jersey | DiversityInc Careers

Business Systems Analyst, Specialist

About the position

Enterprise Services and Systems (ESS) has an opening for a Specialist, Business Systems Analysis in the Business Unit IT Support function. Part of the Reporting, Analysis & Control team within ESS, the Specialist will work closely with one of Prudential’s business finance groups or Finance corporate centers to understand their business functions, areas of need and promote process and system enhancements that drive greater accuracy and efficiency.

The associate will work directly with the business unit, but report to and be part of the broader ESS organization. The individual will work closely with business unit partners to help promote more widespread and consistent use of the Financial Systems Architecture, including financial reporting, data visualization and other end user productivity tools. The associate will collaborate with peers within the Business Unit IT Support team as well as other areas within ESS.

We are seeking an associate with strong technical skills and aptitude, as well as solid business analysis skills. The individual should able to assist in the assessment and documentation of business needs and assist in the design and deployment of solutions. The associate needs to be a self-motivated and energetic individual who can meet the challenges of a fast-paced environment. The associate should be comfortable with change and working with partners at various levels.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partnering with business areas to assess reporting, analysis and data visualization needs
  • Developing knowledge of local business processes and recommending technology-driven process improvements
  • Assisting in the documentation of requirements and specifications
  • Partnering with technical subject matter experts to determine and document the optimal design
  • Developing, testing and deploying smaller reporting and end user computing solutions
  • Collaborating with business unit and ESS associates on the execution of larger projects identified within the business unit
  • Creating and executing test scripts
  • Facilitating change and innovation to legacy systems and processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Math, Computer Science/Information Technology or MIS
  • 3 -5 years of experience working in financial systems, financial reporting or similar area
  • Experience working with OLAP reporting tools such as Essbase, Cognos, etc.
  • Experience building content and dashboards in business intelligence (Oracle BI or similar) and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft PowerBI)
  • Knowledge of various SDLC and process methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Knowledge of big data technologies and processes at a functional level is a plus (e.g., Hadoop, MongoDB, Cloud, Apache Frameworks)
  • Strong desire to innovate and advance internal technologies and processes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word and Excel) is required
  • Working knowledge of SQL and VBA
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer focus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities/deadlines
  • Highly motivated to make impactful improvements for our business partners

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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