Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

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Business continuity analyst provides guidance to and coordinates the efforts of staff members in the development of recovery process and procedures for key areas of the organization.

Business Continuity Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Support the development and execution of process validation exercises
Assist in developing and managing the macro-program plan to design, create and execute all identifying tasks needed to build and implement a Client Program (process, tools, communications, reporting)
Liaising with business partners, Audit, Compliance, Legal, Risk and outside consultants to identify and mitigate risks, analyze the effect of new business initiatives and investment products and fielding inquiries from employees and management
Review and evaluate internal controls and procedures associated with products, services, vendors, customers and operations
Plan, perform and document RCSAs throughout Asset Management and Asset Management Services
Recommend and evaluate remediation plans by business units associated with products, services, vendors, customers and operations
Excel spreadsheet work, PowerPoint presentations, SharePoint, Word documents
Assist with business unit coverage support model and provide support to business unit clients in ensuring their organizational business continuity plans and programs are in compliance with firm standards
Perform periodic reviews of business continuity plans to ensure quality/accuracy
Prepare periodic BU plan status reports

Business Continuity Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Business Continuity Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CBCP, SANS, BCI, BC, MBCP, ABCP, PMP, CISSP, CISSA, CBCM

Education for Business Continuity Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the business continuity analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Computer Science, Education, Management, Information Technology, Business/Administration, Technology, Finance, Management Information Systems, Engineering

Skills for Business Continuity Analyst

Desired skills for business continuity analyst include:

Project management
Experience with current industry standards
Job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience
Corporate organization and the ability to develop a clear understanding of the bank's key functional processes and resources
Information technology and general business procedures in order to assist in the preparation of recovery procedures
Departmental systems and applications
Lean process improvement methodology
Relational databases
Standard desktop applications used by the business unit

Desired experience for business continuity analyst includes:

2+ years of BCM experience
2+ years of experience with MS Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access and desktop software
Finance or Investment Banking background a plus
Experience working in relationship management, advisory or consultancy role’
Familiarity with IT terminology
Monitor and track business unit testing status to satisfy testing requirements

Business Continuity Analyst Examples


Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a business continuity analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for business continuity analyst
  • Obtaining all the required reviews and approvals for BIA/RA, BCP and Testing with supporting documentation including approvals and related PDF documents stored in Sustainable Planner
  • Updating Sustainable Planner prior to quarter end with the current completion dates, sign off, testing results and other business unit information for accurate quarterly reporting
  • Developing and leading awareness sessions with business unit personnel to ensure an appropriate level of understanding of roles and responsibilities among all staff
  • Serve as the Business Continuity Program lead for the bank
  • Maintain and update as needed BCP plan to include BIA, alternate site, pandemic and emergency operations
  • Support the development and delivery of training for BCP stakeholders
  • Assist in the development and ongoing maintenance of BCP policies, standards, procedures, and documents
  • Support both internal and external audits of program
  • Support services to service provider customer TD in meeting all contract reporting requirements
  • Act as backup to bank Information Security compliance program
Qualifications for business continuity analyst
  • Liaison with departmental and EMEA office BCM representatives to conduct regular business continuity tasks updating plans, reviewing business impact analyses, organising recovery site testing, crisis management briefings / workshops
  • Bachelor’s degree in Risk, Business or IT Management related field from an accredited college/university
  • BCP certification with strong background in Disaster Recovery, Vendor Relationship management and Information Security (focus on PCI and FFIEC) plus
  • Detail-oriented with ability to focus on granular level compliance and security issues
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, SharePoint, and PowerPoint
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with employees, customers, and vendors, and regulatory agencies

Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a business continuity analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for business continuity analyst
  • Develop annual program cycle and calendar and providing leadership and strategic guidance on the design and execution of the BCM program based on annual program requirements
  • Understand the potential impact of relevant laws, industry regulations and government code the types of audits the organization is subject to
  • Collaboratively manage the Business Continuity plan maintenance activities by working with the plan owners to complete their activities in a timely fashion while validating the completeness and accuracy of the activities per plan
  • Coordinate, communicate and document exercises, rehearsals and walkthroughs of Business Continuity plans, Mass Notification exercises, Business Recovery exercises, and the Crisis Management Plan
  • Support IT recovery planning, IT plan development and IT recovery exercises
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on business continuity software platform (Fusion) including providing tool maintenance and enhancement, user support and training, and reporting
  • Participate in BC Steering Committee meetings
  • Monitor and communicate risk of technical changes to those impacted through the IT Change Advisory Board
  • Identify issues and risks and escalate within the department
  • Develop close working relationships with management, company peers, and industry counterparts to ensure alignment of goals with current risk management industry and regulatory trends
Qualifications for business continuity analyst
  • LDRPS 10 SunGard
  • Intimate knowledge and experience creating Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and facilitating BCP testing exercises, such as table-tops, component tests and full-scale exercises involving numerous cross-functional teams
  • BA in business related field required
  • Strong general marketing knowledge with concentration in client and event marketing preferred
  • Previous client management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery principles and practices a plus

Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of business continuity analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for business continuity analyst
  • Manage the development of the end to end technology recovery plans with IT teams, infrastructure, network, application and security
  • Responsible for the development of the overall testing strategy and objectives
  • Assist in managing recovery during a disaster or incident
  • Evaluates the quality of Business Continuity plans and Business Impact Analyses
  • Work with departmental teams to maintain, update and exercise existing plans
  • Understand and identify risks and potential impacts to continuity of operations
  • Maintain Business Continuity Plan Library (SharePoint)
  • Maintain and use mass notification tool
  • Develop and facilitate interactive exercise sessions
  • Assist in the administration of the Corporate Emergency Operations Center during an incident
Qualifications for business continuity analyst
  • Ability to work well on a collaborative team and influence others without direct authority
  • Personal presence and ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior leadership and external clients
  • Work with limited direction, usually within a complex and often ambiguous environment, to drive rigorous, fact-based recommendations to senior leadership
  • Intermediate knowledge level of Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Projects required
  • Business strategy skills
  • Experience in a large company’s or public institution’s Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery divisions with functional knowledge of such program elements and issues

Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of business continuity analyst. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for business continuity analyst
  • Support testing process, analyze and report test results, making necessary adjustment to the business processes as required
  • Strives to understand business function/process recovery strategies and critical technology recovery solutions
  • Maintains awareness of current legal/compliance requirements for business continuity plan and standards
  • Provide support to Business Continuity (BC) and Security team as required
  • Support Associate Director in the development and enhancement of Business Impact Analysis and Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) with Owners
  • Acts as system administrator for TW Emergency Alerts
  • The BCM Systems Analyst is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, exercising and maintenance of the business continuity and disaster recovery plans and processes comprised within the BCM program
  • During disasters and downtime events (planned and unplanned), the Analyst is responsible for centralized crisis management coordination across platforms and applications, including potential cross system impacts
  • Planning, and recovery actions, including scheduling and managing post review debriefs following planned and unplanned downtime events
  • Assess, develop and deliver needed training on business continuity and disaster response and recovery methodology, programs and tools for University Information Technology
Qualifications for business continuity analyst
  • Experience in crisis response or the Financial Services industry preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in emergency notification tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office product suite, Tableau
  • Knowledge or experience in business continuity planning - commensurate with 3-5 years of experience
  • An understanding of Information Technology concepts
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint)

Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of business continuity analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for business continuity analyst
  • Ownership of business continuity and crisis planning functions, including administration of software (Fusion), communications (Everbridge, OaktreeSOS, hotlines, BC web), and project management tools
  • Evaluate business resumption plans for completeness ensuring that all variable information is current, accurate and up to date in all plan components
  • Provide access, training and support to business unit representatives accessing the emergency notification system
  • Enhance and/or develop and implement policies and procedures for effective Business Continuity and Data Privacy programs that are applied to technology across the organization to enforce corporate standards and assure regulatory compliance
  • Ensure documentation of processes are in place and are accurate
  • Communicate requirements and lead projects to implement policies, procedures, and controls, as necessary
  • Ensure the proper management and maintenance of governance programs
  • Serve as point of contact for any identified resilience issues and risks within the business
  • Ensure proper coverage across the organization with global Business Continuity Plan owners
  • Provide management, leadership, and direction to building, maintaining and enhancing Business Continuity Plans
Qualifications for business continuity analyst
  • At least 5 years experience implementing business continuity programs
  • Proven ability to provide direction and guidance to a variety of internal stakeholders, external relationships in regard to business continuity practices
  • Expertise in the MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Ideally a background in risk management/quality control/ safety/ business continuity
  • Degree educated or equivalent (CBCI qualified desirable but not essential)
  • Must be able to interact and work efficiently and effectively with stakeholders across the organization

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