Sr. BSA Settlements and Fund Accounting Surrex
Job TypeContract Full-Time
The company is a SEC-registered investment advisor which specializes in fixed-income management for institutional investors. The firm manages approximately $500 billion of investment assets and operates a seamless global investment enterprise that is firmly committed to building long-term client relationships based on superior investment performance, diligent risk management, and personalized client service. The firm?s expertise extends across all of the major global bond markets and encompasses all the major disciplines. The wide range of products reflects both the broad and diverse talents of their investment professionals as well as their desire to meet the comprehensive investment requirements of their clients. The firm?s remarkable track record has resulted in it being widely viewed as one of the premier fixed-income investment managers in the world today.
The Senior Business Systems Analyst will create strategic partnerships with business in an effort to provide technologically innovative, solutions in support of Global Settlements Operations and Investment/Fund Accounting.
Will provide in-depth analysis of user needs and contribute toward application design efforts for proprietary applications.
Must indentify complex business requirements, derive and evaluate alternative solutions and translates solutions into specifications suitable for the development or maintenance of settlement and accounting systems.
Develops and implements project plans, test plans and budgets. Leads and communicates with team, customers and vendors when changes occur.
Acts as a mentor to junior staff members.
Works with management to determine overall priorities.
Provide project leadership/management and cross team coordination.
Specific requirements include:
15+ years of Business System analyst experience working in a technology department
10+ years of Software development life cycle expertise
5+ years of knowledge of fixed income and derivatives settlement and accounting practices
Knowledge of or experience in the design, testing of financial or fixed income settlement and accounting systems
8 years of project leadership experience
2 years of SQL experience
Responsible for production and development efforts supporting fixed income confirmation, trade, cash and FX settlement instructions, posting to accounting, reconcilement to custodians and brokers, collateral management, investment/fund accounting, and performance measurement
Work closely with members of Global Settlements and Fund accounting business units
Produces project documentation including formal proposals and schedules, business requirements, functional specifications, project plans and test cases and plans.
Work closely with technical team members to translate business requirements into systems requirements.
Coordinates development teams on large and/or complex projects. Translates end user computing requirements for use by the IT Development team.
Works with business partners and systems personnel to identify new business workflow or change current processes to enhance their effectiveness.
Communicates system changes and processes to appropriate personnel, documenting any processes as necessary.
Communicates discrepancies determined in testing to impacted areas and monitors resolution.
Designs and tests systems and/or system changes accurately to insure system efficiency, integrity, productivity and maintainability.
Sets appropriate goals and priorities that coordinate with the business areas and other organizational units and resources.
Able to work independently and proactively raise issues at the appropriate level of urgency. Work cross teams to provide integration where necessary to other systems and departments.
Able to write detail specifications including detail data mapping of input and out put files, formula definition, User Interface layout and mapping to internal data. Must be able understand data structures and XML. SQL is mandatory for data mining and data analysis.
Business Knowledge and Technical Experience Required
Proven track record, 10-15 years, of experience doing business systems analysis.
Knowledge of fixed income asset management principles with domestic and international investment management practices.
Specifically knowledge of global settlements including Swift, ISITC and FIX messaging, standard settlement instructions, collateral management, income collection, reconciliation and multi-currency accounting.
Understand purposes, objectives, practices, and procedures of the department and business units within fixed income middle and back office operations.
Maintains a solid knowledge of corporate and departmental information system strategies.
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills to make technical and non-technical material understandable to business units, make presentations to management and other personnel, and to conduct meetings and training sessions.
Structured Analysis and Design practices preferred.
Must be able to diagram and document processes and workflows.
Must have knowledge of SQL and the ability to use SQL to perform systems analysis and production support.
Must have experience in NEW systems development (documenting business requirements for new systems, products and processes).
Must have strong leadership skills to influence process and design.
Creativity and input to the solutions a must.
Microsoft project skills and ability to produce project plans, meeting minutes, issues lists and supervise testing.
Matrix management skills are necessary to coordinate cross team development projects.
Ability to work at all levels of management is a must.
Must be able to demonstrate a confident, commanding style and earn the respect of business partners and management.
Must be able to dive into detail and then present at a high level.
Academic Qualifications (minimum requirements):
Undergraduate degree (BS) in Finance, Mathematics or Computer Science; MBA a plus
If you would like to be seriously considered for this role, please respond with your resume in MS Word format.
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