Business Analyst

£450 - £475 per day



Business Analyst

Contract Role

Umbrella Day Rate - £450 - £475/day

Location: Coventry (2-3 days a week in office)

Looking for a Business Analyst with IT infrastructure experience to manage and capture requirements for new global sites.

Candidates should have:

  • Business Analysis experience of successfully capturing requirements for IT Infrastructure projects
  • Excellent Stakeholder management skills, set appropriate expectations, agree baseline metrics, ensure status reporting is appropriate to audience and presentation to various levels of seniority
  • Capable of leading diverse business teams to deliver agreement on requirements.
  • This role will work with key customers, particularly those in the IT product owners (networks, workplace) project delivery and support to ensure that IT services are aligned to business requirements and supports the construction/fitout schedule.
  • Key to this is excellent business analysis with a track record of successful business analysis covering planning (operational and financial), analysis, supporting design, and test, of extended infrastructure.
  • The holder will be financially astute, has a great level of attention to detail, customer focussed, a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with a pro-active can-do attitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, capable of working in complex engagements, and evidence of having worked globally would be an advantage.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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  • Project Director - UK and Ireland Accounting Standards
    Up to £88324 per annum

    Role type - Full time, Permanent

    Location - London (4 days on site over 2 weeks)

    Salary - £88,324.50

    Our client is looking for a Project Director to work within the Accounting and Reporting policy department.

    The Accounting and Reporting Policy team is part of the Regulatory Standards Division, which includes all areas of the FRC that set and influence standards and codes and promote good practice, including international liaison. The Accounting and Reporting Policy team develops and implements the FRC's strategy for standards and related guidance in respect of Corporate Reporting, including UK and Ireland accounting standards and the Guidance on the Strategic Report, as well as providing due process oversight of the UK Endorsement Board.

    The Financial Reporting Council (FRC)'s mission is to serve the public interest by setting high standards of corporate governance, reporting and audit and holding to account those responsible for delivering them. It is the UK Competent Authority for audit. We also set the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes as well as UK standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work, and monitor and take action to promote the quality of corporate reporting and operate independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries.


    We are seeking a Project Director to join the Accounting and Reporting Policy team.

    It is likely that the successful candidate will spend a significant amount of their time on projects related to UK and Ireland accounting standards, as well as having the opportunity to contribute to other projects undertaken by the team. This is an excellent opportunity to influence developments in financial reporting including the periodic review of FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

    Working with the Director of Accounting and Reporting Policy, Senior Project Directors/Head of Due Process Oversight and other Project Directors in the team, the role involves delivering allocated projects that fall into the following categories:

    • issuing and maintaining financial reporting standards in the UK (and Republic of Ireland), including liaison with sector-specific SORP-making bodies;
    • issuing and maintaining guidance on non-financial reporting in the UK (including the Guidance on the Strategic Report);
    • issuing and maintaining other relevant corporate reporting requirements or guidance in the UK;
    • monitoring and influencing international corporate reporting developments relevant to the FRC's remit either directly or working with other international standard setters and similar bodies;
    • research aimed at influencing future developments in corporate reporting; and
    • undertaking due process reviews of the UK Endorsement Board.

    In all cases, engaging with stakeholders to obtain their input on projects.

    Areas of focus at present for the team include the Periodic Review of UK and Ireland accounting standards, developments in non-financial reporting (including sustainability reporting and improvements in corporate reporting arising from the FRC's transformation programme) and further developing due process oversight of the UK Endorsement Board.

    Required knowledge & experience

    We are seeking candidates educated to degree level (or equivalent), with a professional or post-degree qualification.

    For technical accounting work, a qualified accountant with significant post qualification experience.

    The ideal candidates will have:

    • Ability to effectively manage a number of concurrent projects.
    • Ability to create, interact and maintain key external relationships with all stakeholders.
    • Ability to analyse competing positions and develop practical solutions.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and deliver to tight deadlines.
    • A commitment to the objectives and regulatory principles of the FRC and to standard-setting and regulatory policy in the public interest.
    • Technical skills - at least one of:
    • Experience in technical accounting work or standard-setting or the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in these activities.
    • Experience of the technical requirements or guidance in relation to wider corporate reporting, or the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in wider corporate reporting.
    • Experience of oversight reviews or assessing compliance with established requirements.
    • Good understanding of the accounting and reporting regulatory framework in the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland.
    • Appreciation of relevant international accounting and regulatory frameworks.

    The role is based in our Central London Office. The post holder should be able to work flexibly to support the team's activities and also provide cover within the FRC as necessary. From 6 September 2021 the FRC has been operating a hybrid working arrangement. This means full-time employees will spend at least four-days per fortnight in the office, pro-rata for part time employees, and any arrangement will be agreed between the employee and the line manager.

    McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

  • Technology Testing Specialist
    £70000 - £80000 per annum

    Technology Testing Specialist – London

    Hybrid working (1 day per week in the office)

    A major financial services provider at the centre of the global FX ecosystem is looking for a Technology Testing Specialist to join their team in London. This role offers a highly competitive compensation package including up to £15,000 performance bonus.

    The role will involve the testing of controls and quality control activity across the Technology division. This will include the opportunity to contribute to the development of the testing strategy and plan and include working with the other Testing Specialists on larger testing assignments. It will also include reporting on testing activity, and results to stakeholder and maintaining relationships within Technology and with other divisions including Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance.

    • Contribute to the development of the testing strategy and methodology.
    • Support the delivery of the quality control framework.
    • Consistently deliver assigned components of the testing plan and quality control framework.
    • Contribute to the close-out and reporting on testing results.
    • Contribute to the report on testing progress, testing control themes and remediation progress.
    • Escalate any testing concerns to the Testing Lead.
    • Deliver assigned aspects of the quality control framework.
    • Contribute to the report on the results of quality control activity and themes.
    • Engage with the wider Risk and Controls team to support continuous improvement activity.
    • Demonstrate strategic mindset and broad perspective. Able to see the big-picture, and link individual activities to the wider landscape.
    • Be a catalyst for change, driving and cultivating innovative. Challenge the status quo to drive ‘out of the box’ thinking to solve complex problems.
    • Establish positive working relationships with stakeholders across the business.
    • Manage ambiguity, operating effectively and decisively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
    • Share knowledge and experience with other members of the team.

    Experience / essential and desired for successful job performance

    Experience of delivering controls assurance testing ideally across more than 1 line of defence.
    Experience in one of more of the following:

    • Risk management
    • Internal Audit
    • Compliance

    Knowledge of Financial Services or another highly regulated industry sector is essential.
    Knowledge of Technology delivery within Financial Services, and able to demonstrate an understanding of key challenges and risks which must be mitigated and managed to deliver successfully.


    Qualifications in any of the following specialisms would be beneficial but not mandatory:

    • Risk Management
    • Internal Audit
    • Compliance
    • Project Management
    • Technology process governance

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities

    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to build effective working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders, with the ability to adapt and flex communication style to suit the audience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that are tailored to be effective and meaningful at all levels of audience, including the ability to communicate complex problems in an easy-to-understand manner. A formal communication style with the regulators is key.
    • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF
    • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
    • Relevant experience gained within financial services, banking, or similar environments beneficial
    • Understanding of regulatory requirements and anticipating where possible.
    • Strong communicator – be able to demonstrate the experience and ability to communicate clearly at all levels within a business, with senior sponsors and stakeholders, and with regulators. Able to communicate complex problems in simple language to ensure wide understanding.
    • Organization and planning – able to quickly identify deliverables required and establish and manage a timeline for achieving the deliverables, with input from multiple stakeholder groups.
    • Constructive Relationship Management – gets to the heart of the issues with a presence and gravitas and clarity of presentation across all forms of communication.

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

  • Service Take-On Analyst x 2

    Role type - Full time, 6 Month Contract (Inside IR35)

    Location - London, Milton Keynes (2 days onsite a week)

    Our client is looking for 2 Service Take-On Analysts to join the Service Take-On team within the IT Service Management department of IDD, reporting into the Service Take-On Manager.

    Role Description
    The Service Take-On Analyst tests the products and is accountable for application acceptance and checking whether security criteria have been met, flagging any potential risks to the service transition manager.
    The candidate will receive access to relevant civil servant training as part of this role. The FCDO are committed to staff development and encouraging staff to achieve their potential. Opportunities to achieve professional level qualifications are available in this role including in commercial and IT Service management, including:

    • ITIL
    • CIPS
    • Strategic Decision Making
    • Leadership Skills

    Key Responsibilities
    We all have a responsibility to embrace the changes of the FCDO as it transforms, building the culture we want to see and delivering our cultural statement in how we lead and behave towards others; how we make decisions and how we get the job done is everyone’s responsibility.

    The Service Take-On Analyst is responsible for:

    • Helping to assess service readiness against service transition acceptance criteria at the start of the project to ensure successful cutover to live.
    • Working with Product Teams to complete quality and security assurance activities, escalating to the Senior Service Take-On Manager if errors are identified.
    • Supporting Product Teams to complete out transition readiness assessments prior to go live and signs off for implementation.
    • Validate changes against the transition framework and appropriate policies and procedures.
    • Proactively focusing on continuous improvement of self and service, working with others to improve the user experience, simplify processes and improve efficiency of IT Services to enable the Government’s diplomatic, development and consular work around the world.

    Candidates who secure a role that is considered specialist/technical, may be required to affiliate to the relevant specialist network, if not already a member.

    Skills required
    We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following skills:

    • Service Management Framework knowledge (relevant skill level: awareness)
    • Service Focus (relevant skill level: working)
    • Problem Management (relevant skill level: awareness)
    • Continual Service Improvement (relevant skill level: working)
    • Continuity Management (relevant skill level: awareness)

    ITIL Foundation is a desirable qualification for this role. Successful candidates will be expected to gain ITIL Foundation within their probation period.

    We are looking for someone who can also demonstrate the following behaviours:

    • Behaviours – Managing a Quality Service
    • Behaviours – Delivering at Pace
    • Behaviours – Working Together

    McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.