Business Analyst (Tax)

    • Melbourne, Australia

Job Description

We are seeking a BA Tax to provide expert knowledge of the functions and processes of a tax professional providing a personal and business tax service. The BA will be working with a development team of software engineers, quality analysts and other business experts. This person will provide the domain expertise of tax practice to ensure products are compliant, and customer needs are being met and exceeded by managing the product backlog and prioritizing user stories.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Keep up to date with market trends, professional standards and compliance need to ensure product remains compliant with latest standards.
  • Ensure required changes are communicated to the development team and that the product is kept up to date with these latest standards providing guidance on priority.
  • Assure the realisation of business benefits by using domain expertise to assist with testing of the product.
  • Host and/or participate in team meetings as required e.g. Estimation, Prioritisation, and Sprint meetings as part of working within the agile development environment.
  • Build knowledge within the team and other departments within the organisation.
  • Actively communicate ideas, thoughts and tips etc. within the team (or organisation) for discussion and consideration.
  • Identify and react to changing priorities as and when circumstances dictate.
  • Review documentation of Help and Training material as required.

Key Relationships:

Internally : Reports to the Product Team Lead and will coordinate with other analysts, software engineers and Product Managers.

Externally : contact with customers and other stakeholders (including ATO) with the expectation to attend user conferences and user events as required.

Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:

Essential Skills:

List in order of importance
  • 3 to 5-year practical experience of working within an accountancy practice providing Australian tax compliance services.
  • Solid practical experience of tax compliance software.
  • Ability to consider customer needs, quality and commercial demands.
  • Logical and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong team working and knowledge sharing attributes.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

Desired Skills:

Must have a minimum of 2
  • Practical experience of other accountancy practice operations, for example; corporate compliance, practice management, client communications, accounts preparation, etc.
  • Experience of working in software development.
  • Knowledge of the software available in this market.

Education/ Certifications:

Business domain specific professional qualification , together with continued development of knowledge and standards.

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