The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) is embarking on an exciting path to improve and modernize its business processes. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced, self-motivated Business Analyst who is skilled in collecting, analyzing, developing business requirements, and supporting user acceptance testing. As a business analyst reporting to the Chief Financial Officer you will serve as a liaison between the Finance Department and other departments within CTPF including Information Technology.
Based on breadth and depth of understanding of business needs and processes, the Business Analyst will collaborate with the IT Department to determine if appropriate internal or external solutions currently exist, or whether new solutions are required and feasible. As a Business Analyst, you are responsible for proactively identifying technology opportunities that support CTPF strategies and performance; Educate project team members on business unit goals. You will also display innovation in identifying, proposing, and overseeing the execution of business solutions. Through adaptable communication skills and ability to translate between technical and business language, you will work collaboratively, negotiating requirements across multiple groups.
Analyze CTPF’s end-to-end Finance functions, processes, and activities to improve computer-based business applications
Review and analyze information, brainstorm, construct workflow charts and diagrams, study system capabilities, processes, and procedures, and write requirements
Improve systems using current best practices and methodologies
Set up and design test plans, utilize available resources, work closely with the quality assurance team to ensure changes work properly
Partner with IT Department for User Acceptance Testing (UAT); ensure testing of system fixes prior to implementation in production environments
Monitor project progress, resolve problems, distribute progress reports, and recommend plans for action
Oversee implementation of new systems including data migration
Determine appropriate business solutions for the fund
Research issues and recommend alternative solutions to management to best meet CTPF's goals
Work with various subject matter experts to document data flows and understand data gaps
Look for improvement opportunities in business process and systems
Define strategic, core and support processes that transcend functional and organizational boundaries; identify and describe external entities and external systems that interact with the business; describe which resources and controls are involved in the processes
Define the data shared across the enterprise and the relationships between those data
Capture relationships among roles, capabilities and business units, the decomposition of those business units into subunits, and the internal or external management of those units
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong business analysis and project management skills
Strong Analytical skills with attention to detail
Strong organizational, planning and problem solving skills
Ability to work collaborative in a team, showing substantial accountability skills
Proficient in MSOffice Suite (Word, Excel, MS Project, Outlook, PowerPoint), Visio software programs
Education and Experience:
BA/BS required. Preferably in Finance and Accounting or Business Management.
1-3 years of experience in the business analyst role or related experience required. Pension fund experience is preferred.
Business Analyst or Project Management Certification a plus. CTPF would cover the cost if willing to earn it within 16 months of taking the position.
Lifting and moving up to twenty pounds occasionally.
Sitting for long periods of time, some standing and repetitive physical activity.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment (i.e., computers, phones and photocopiers).
About Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) is committed to serving our members. Our pension fund serves more than 63,000 members and administers benefits totaling nearly $1.4 billion annually.
We provide for the financial security of a group of dedicated individuals who serve, or have served, the Chicago Public Schools/Charter Schools through a career in public service as teachers, principals and administrators. For more than 120 years, CTPF has protected the retirement and health of our members by working to continuously improve and safeguard their benefits. As the State of Illinois’ oldest public pension fund, we ensure that our members’ benefits and earned retirements are as enduring as the mark they have left on thousands of young lives throughout their careers.
Expert investing is the technical side of caring and we invest wisely locally, nationally, and globally — building portfolios and funding enterprises that support Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE) firms. Coupled with an unwavering commitment to retirement security and wellness, we help create equity in the future for generations to come.