Ahmed Varachia
Senior Business Analyst

OBJECTIVE

I’m an individual that is passionate about technology and loves working in IT.


I love being challenged, a hard working yet flexible member of a team,
who has always tried to make a mark in the world.


I see myself striving to achieve my goals and like to see my work through.
I’m self motivated and driven to always out-perform myself.


I’m creative and very resourceful, with a driven to solution attitude, blessed
with a patient mind and focused on my targets. I’m a quick learner that loves
to explore and research new trends, ideas and technologies within business.


I love to fuse business ideas, needs and requirements and find IT solutions enabling
businesses to work smarter and more efficiently.

 

EDUCATION

January 2010 - July 2018

Various Advanced Courses including:

GIBS - Discovery Advanced Peak Performance

Shaw Academy - Diploma Web Development

Shaw Academy - Diploma Web Design

Shaw Academy - Diploma Mobile Development

Incus Data - Certificate PL/SQL

Serious Teachers - Certificate TEFL

 

Jan 2001 - December 2004

BSc IT - Majoring in Computer Science and Information System
Midrand Graduate Institute / Milpark Business School

Majors: Information Systems/Computer Science/Project Management

Achievements: 4 distinctions in final year, highest mark in faculty for NGO project

 

December 1999

Matric Endorsement
Azaadville Muslim School

Subjects:

English/Afrikaans/Maths/Science/Biology/Accounting

EXPERIENCE

November 2014 - Current

Discovery Vitality > The Vitality Group
Senior Business Analyst

  • Requirements Gathering
  • System Analysis
  • Requirement Modeling
  • Working on various internation markets includind Hong Kong, Germany and Japan.

September 2010 - September 2014

Dar-ul-Khibra T/A Berlitz Al Ahsa (KSA) - Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
IT Manager / Project Manager / Instructor

  • Creation and management of the IT department
  • Plan, design and implementation of small to large projects
  • Introduction of open source application to match business requirments
  • Process documentation to streamline business tasks
  • Management of offshore Indian development team
  • IT support, training and documentation
  • Managing marketing / social media
  • English Instructor
  • Served as panel board member for change and strategic management
  • Served on team building committee

  • Reason for Departure – End of contract and opted not to renew for personal reasons.

November 2006 - September 2010

Accenture - Edcon - Johannesburg, South Africa
Business / System Analyst / Production Support

  • Bugs and Enhancements
  • PMO/QPI Project Management
  • Researching, planning, designing, testing and implementation of projects
  • Training and mentoring staff
  • Drawing up of project plans, functional and technical specifications, business cases/rules and test scripts
  • Specialized within the VisionPlus custom application, modules included CMS (Credit Management System), FAS (Financial Authorization System), CTA (Collections and Tracking), CDM (Credit Decision Management) etc.
  • Integration of the TRIAD (Pic Solution) systems for collections and authorization
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with VisionPlus front end and backend systems



      • Accenture - Edcon - Johannesburg, South Africa System Analyst - Project Administration, Management and Support – Supply Chain and Oracle Financials

      • Bugs and Enhancements
      • PMO/QPI Project Management
      • Researching, planning, designing, testing and implementation of projects
      • Business Understanding and Processing in the retail/property industries
      • Knowledge and Change Management
      • Management of offshore Phillipine delivery center
      • Specialized in Oracle 11i (Financial Suite; AP, GL, FA, AR, CM and MRO/PAS)
      • Eqos Sourcing/Buying application
      • Reason for Departure – International opportunity in KSA.

July 2004 - October 2006

RMB Private Bank - Johannesburg, South Africa
Quality / Business Analyst / Management Information System (MIS) Analyst / Access Mechanisms

    • Junior Project Manager of an ongoing Outsource project of packaging of the banks Access Mechanism team
    • Quality controller monitoring Staff and IS, data integrity and validation
    • MIS – Stats system development for staff performances
    • Quality controller and MIS Analyst for management information reporting
    • Analyst streamlining processes and implementing trends
    • Fraud Analyst
    • General IT Support of banking systems
    • ERP and documentation of processes - Testing and Implementing new systems
    • Reason for Departure – Lack of Challenge/Growth.

November 2002 - July 2004

Autostyle Motorsport - Johannesburg, South Africa
Web Designer and general IT support

  • Web Based Application Developer, website development, design and maintenance of www.autostyle.co.za
  • Closely involved in marketing and advertising in leading publications including CAR Magazine and Speed and Sound
  • IT Hardware and Software Support including server maintenance – network layout and configuration
  • Online and telephonic sales consultant
  • Reason for Departure – Limited opportunities in SME.

SKILLS

Software Knowledge

  • VisionPLUS
  • Oracle Databases
  • Oracle Financials
  • MS Office
  • Visio and Project
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop / Corel Draw / Illustrator
  • Eqos / TraceOne
  • InstallJammer
  • R2Build
  • HTML/PHP
  • SQL/MySQL
  • Joomla / Wordpress
  • Java / Lotus Notes
  • Limesurvey

Courses

  • Young Managers
  • PL/SQL
  • Business Analyst Techniques
  • Knowledge/Configuration Management
  • Functional Design
  • UI Designs
  • Advanced Office
  • HTML/PHP

Strenghts

  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Business Requirments
  • Process Management
  • Functional/Technical Design
  • Unit and System Testing
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Security Management
  • Implementation/Post Implementation Support
  • iOS/Andoid Application Development
  • Photography

PROFILE

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