BrandSafway Business Analyst in St. Charles, Illinois

Business Analyst

St. Charles,IL

Job Title: Business Analyst

Department: Finance

Location: St. Charles

Reports to: Branch Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt


To oversee financial activities at the branch and to provide analytical support to the Branch Manager. Directs and manages the branch administrative support team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Prepares, reviews and analyzes branch financial data including Operating Income Statements (OIS), Accounts Receivable, Days Still Outstanding (DSO), and Equipment Utilization reports

  2. Performs financial analysis of the branch’s projects and proposes the necessary corrective and/or proactive actions

  3. Manages credit and collection activities including monitoring credit limits, coordinating collection activities, initiating write-off requests, managing liens, litigation and holdbacks

  4. Assists Branch Manager in developing and monitoring the annual budget by preparing cost estimates, proposing modifications and corrections, recommending cost containment measures and responding to Corporate queries on variances

  5. Maintains accounting information on customer and vendor masters including leases, licenses, customer tax maintenance, verification, exemptions

  6. Reviews and analyzes financial activities of job sites to ensure completeness and accuracy of information. This includes unbilled job sites, over returns, shortages, write-offs and close-out billing files.

  7. Manages administration and checks accuracy of inventory control

  8. Manages accruals and deferrals on a monthly basis


Provides direction and leadership to administrative staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and informatively; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Presents numerical data effectively.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.

Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Post secondary education preferably in Finance or Business Administration with a minimum of five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Good understanding of Provincial Liens Act, small claims court process

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

Knowledge of spreadsheet software (Excel), Microsoft Word, SAP, Lotus Notes

Other Qualifications

Proactive Leadership skills, managing and motivating staff

Ability to work with changing/conflicting deadlines


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may sit for prolonged periods of time. Frequently required to stand and walk.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities required of employees assigned to this position.

Job Ref: 126124