Business Analyst


Put simply, a Business Analyst analyses business performance data and translates the information to help drive positive business change. Often a Business Analyst will gather complex technical data, simplify it, identify key areas of potential opportunity and present the findings to senior stakeholders. The role of a Business Analyst revolves heavily around facilitating solutions to present and future business requirements.

As almost every business in the 21st Century has adapted to computer systems, as such a large part of a Business Analysts role is analysing and improving computer systems. However, a general Business Analyst will work across the company to identify required conditions, then pass that information on for the IT department or a developer to design and integrate.


For larger businesses, or businesses that use a large network of systems, hiring a Senior Business Analyst is often a necessary step to take to ensure maximum business performance. A Senior Business Analyst often adopts a more conceptual/strategic position in the identification and implementation of driving positive business change.

Compared to a general Business Analyst, who may be more present in the actual delivery of changes, a Senior Business Analyst will spend more time reviewing and thinking of long term solutions to business requirements. However, the role of a Senior Business Analyst can vary depending on the business structure, so it is always important to find a Senior Business Analyst who possess the right skillset and experience suitable for your specific business requirements.


Companies may sometimes have a team of Business Analysts, or other analysts such as, Finance Analysts and Data Analysts. Each analyst would report in to the Business Analyst Manager who could then gather a more rounded conception of the business requirements and deliver more detailed and more effective changes.  With this more in depth data, a Business Analyst Manager has more time and resources to lead projects, delegate tasks, create budgets and deadlines and ultimately increase overall business productivity.