Business Analyst - New York, United States

Project status
Project posted
11th September 2013
Project duration (approx.)
54.0 Days
Budget (approx.)
$160000 / day
Industry
Investment Banking , Financial Services , Information Technology & Services , Management Consulting
Area of expertise
Analyst / Research
Required market experience
United States (Essential)
Consultant location
Off-site

Background & Objectives

Our client is looking for Business Analysts in the
implementation of strategies and integrated solutions to address client needs.
The position involves analysis, design, and consulting support, as well as
developing an understanding of their clients's strategic direction, issues and
project goals. The successful candidate must be able to bridge the gap between
user-functionality and system developers, and assist in documenting,
evaluating, and translating business architectures and needs into IT
applications.

An understanding of consulting methodologies
within the financial services industry (strategy work, business case
development, process mapping, lifecycle of project implementation, requirements
gathering, competitive assessment, etc.) is an important factor for success in
this role.

They are seeking candidates who have an
understanding of financial services and/or consulting methodologies within the
financial services industry (strategy work, business case development, process
mapping, lifecycle of project implementation, requirements gathering,
competitive assessment, etc.) In addition, s/he should have experience with one
or more of the following: Product Control, Securities Lending, Transaction
Processing, Data Management, and/or process improvement.




Responsibilities

Role responsibilities will vary from project to
project.  Progressive responsibility, autonomy and leadership are expected
by level.  General responsibilities will include typical consulting
activities such as:

Project
Delivery/Client Engagement

·        
Work closely within the team to
assist in implementation of strategies and integrated solutions to best service
our clients’ needs

·        
Preparing, facilitating, documenting and
participating in client meetings/workshops

·        
Conducting structured data gathering, research and
analysis

·        
Developing and evaluating procedures, controls,
user requirements and functional specifications to identify gaps between
current state and future state

·        
Creating business requirements documents (BRD’s)
into Use Cases/Functional Specifications for customization

·        
Requirements gathering, functional requirements,
user stories and documenting business/data/application/technology
architectures, requirements, and business rules

·        
Business process models/design, logical data
models, standards and guidance

·        
Documenting and explaining problems and works with
others to resolve software defects while ensuring technical compatibility and
end user satisfaction

·        
Analyzing, developing and proposing enhancements to
current business processes, reports, and applications in order to optimize system
effectiveness

·        
Conducting customer interviews and producing
meeting summaries

·        
Participating in development of new business
opportunities: conduct market/client research and industry analysis

·        
Liaising with development team and providing
clarifications on customization requirements

·        
Doubling up as QA when needed

·        
Producing high-quality verbal and written
consulting deliverables (including proposals, customer presentations,
consulting reports, etc.) to effectively communicate project findings

·        
Generating re-usable intellectual capital in the
form of consulting methodology and templates, blueprints, and business cases

·        
Basic scripting; and project plans

 

Key deliverables

Bachelor's degree is required. An advanced degree is desirable.3-5 years of Business Analysis work experienceKnowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)Experience with Pershing migration for clearing and settlements requiredGeneral Wealth Management background, Fixed Income and financial Advisory DesktopBusiness TransformationProject/Program ManagementExperience participating as a member of a project team through all phases of the project lifecyle, from scoping and planning, requirements gathering, desing, development, testing, and go liveAbility to travel as may be requiredBusiness Analysis
Skills & Experience


Solid Business Analyst
skills, including experience interviewing client executives to gather and
document business requirements, process mapping, etc., including:

Business Improvement/Transformation/TOM
Business/Product Strategy
Corporate Restructuring/Post
Merger Integration
Sourcing (Outsourcing, Offshoring,
Vendor Management, etc.)
KPI/KRI/Business
Intelligence
Change Management
Technology Strategy
Technology Architecture
(Data, Application, Infrastructure)
Systems Integration
System/Vendor Selection

Ability to produce clear,
concise, relevant and accurate documentation based on captured
requirements and information gathered from stakeholders/subject matter
experts 
Experience documenting
technology requirements, requirement analysis tools/methodologies (e.g., RUP,
UML)
Strong presentation skills,
extensive experience writing successful project proposals, experience
planning and execution related projects, and demonstrated project management
skills and experience
Knowledge of process reengineering
methodologies and process flowcharting
Excellent time management and
organizational skills; the ability to manage conflicting priorities and multi-task
effectively; and communicate current status and tasks to management
Ability to quickly learn new
subjects and absorb new information and methodologies in a rapidly
changing regulatory environment
Strong problem solving
skills; ability to determine proper course or methodology without
direction or supervision


  

Consultant requirements

Requirement: Do you have a US work permit?
Desired response: Yes

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