Business Analyst (BOS, NYC or CHI)

Organization
Next Street Financial
Location
Boston, New York or Chicago
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
11/30/2018
Contact Information
nextstreet.com/careers
Tags
Full-time

Next Street: Where teamwork and entrepreneurship meet
Next Street was founded in 2005 with the belief that small businesses and nonprofits are the engines of inclusive growth in underserved markets. Serving as trusted advisor to some of the country’s most dynamic organizations, we are a mission-driven consulting firm bringing strategic and financial expertise to revitalize communities, grow businesses, and create jobs. Our work includes directly serving small businesses and nonprofits to help them grow, as well as advising public and private institutions at a systems level to drive sustainable and equitable development solutions in communities across the US.

We look for professionals who aim to combine their diverse backgrounds and experiences with a passion for mission, offering our team members an unparalleled opportunity to work at the intersection of doing well and doing good. Next Street is a for-profit ‘business for good’ and a certified B Corporation with offices in New York City, Chicago, and Boston.

Position Summary:
The Business Analyst role will play a critical role in supporting, developing, and improving Next Street’s internal infrastructure in partnership with Corporate and firm leadership. Your work will include supporting multiple dimensions of firm operations, including systems management / administration, technology solutions, and data reporting / analytics. As a small firm, we offer significant opportunity to stretch and we are seeking candidates with an entrepreneurial drive, a collaborative spirit, and an appetite to contribute in building the firm. The Business Analyst will report to our Finance & Operations Manager, with significant day-to-day collaboration across other members of our Corporate team.

Your work:
• Partner across members of the Corporate team to learn, manage, and improve Next Street’s overall systems infrastructure, including:
o Researching technology solutions and identifying new or creative ways to streamline aspects of the firm’s internal operations
o Managing systems design and implementation, ongoing maintenance, and continuous improvement efforts
o Leading day-to-day project management and coordination for system upgrades or changes
o Overseeing and enforcing systems / data policies and controls
• Work with Corporate and firm leadership on the ongoing development and production of reporting / analytics solutions, with the goals of:
o Driving real-time knowledge and decision-making
o Streamlining existing reporting tools in use
o Strategically automating dashboards and increasing functionalities
• Support the Finance & Operations Manager as relevant with the day-to-day financial and operational management functions of the firm, such as:
o Improving and streamlining the firm’s processes and procedures
o Managing and maintaining key financial and operational analytics
• Assist with additional strategic or special project initiatives as needed

We are looking for someone with:
• A Bachelor’s degree in business management / administration or equivalent field with strong academic performance
• At least 1-2 years of experience working in a professional environment, preferably with direct time in a systems administration, business intelligence, general operations, or similar role
o Experience working in a small to mid-size business a plus
• An overall ability and appetite to learn new systems and processes quickly
• Existing proficiency working with Microsoft Office, including advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
• Familiarity or prior experience with several common business operations systems (e.g., CRM, time / expense / profitability management, project management, financial management, data visualization, or other similar platforms)
• Excellent planning, prioritization, and organizational skills, including the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
• A passion for continuous improvement and exploration of new solutions or technologies
• Strong attention to detail and a problem-solving mindset
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• A desire to build a business and an appetite to take entrepreneurial initiative
• A demonstrated capacity for collaboration and teamwork at all levels of tenure
• A willingness to challenge and be challenged, regardless of seniority

Next Street is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.