Name: Connie Wirtanen
Job Title: IT Business Analyst
Where: St. Paul, MN
Employer: US Bank
Years of Experience: 16
Education: Cardinal Stritch University, Minnesota State - Mankato
Relevant Work Experience: Business Analyst, Functional Analyst, Software Support, Accounting Manager, Accountant
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Have you ever been referred to as a god at work? IT Business Analyst Connie Wirtananen has. While this is probably an exaggeration, it does convey the impact an IT Business Analyst can have in creating overall business efficiency. Similar to an auditing career or accounting job, an IT Business Analyst closely examines company details. But rather than looking for financial faux pas, an IT Business Analyst investigates problems that occur within business systems. Once these problem areas have been identified, a Business Analyst recommends IT solutions to help the company achieve its goals.
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IT Business Analyst Job Description:
Connie: I serve as am expert for assigned functional applications, support development of business impact analysis categories and perform ongoing IT maintenance. I provide project and release support, including research, business analysis, test plan construction, test case construction, test execution, issue resolution and status reporting related to application changes. I also interface with internal and external resources to ensure successful completion of testing in accordance with the needs of project sponsors and stakeholders.
PayScale: How did you get started as an IT Business Analyst?
Connie: A friend thought I should leave the accounting world and join the IT world. It was the best career move I ever made. Being an IT Business Analyst, I get to apply my interest in technology to create visible results within my company.