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Senior Business Analyst

Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hong Kong
Industry:
Salary: £650 Per Day
Contact Name: Andrew Stephen
Contact Email: Andrew.stephen@palmmason.com
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

job description

This role is to provide key analysis and subject matter input into the proposed GB&M system based response to Regulatory Reporting needs in the Asia Pacific Region (HBAP).  The candidate will strengthen the existing Business Analyst / Regulatory Reporting IT Team in the GB&M Finance IT function and work closely with project managers, business users, development & testing team both regionally and globally.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with finance users to collect and analyze business requirements for the various regulatory initiatives in HBAP. Define product scope, data sources and detailed business rules. Build good working relationships with other IT departments and business users in HK, AP Sites and also London.
  • Understand the system data flows from Front to Back. Assist in building enhancements to upstream systems and interfaces into proposed system based solution.
  • Develop proof-of-concept or prototypes to help crystallize business rules, processes and functions.
  • Assist in the functional design of the system solution.  Liaise with development teams to deliver and implement system solutions. 
  • Work closely with project team member to define testing strategy, testing setup as well as governing the testing quality
  • Understand the direction of GBM Finance strategic architecture and seek to ensure alignment for the regulatory initiative in HBAP.  Work with the London team to leverage analysis and IT components already implemented for the UK and other regions.
  • Review and manipulate trade, cashflow and market data to understand the variety of scenarios that need to be catered for and prepare test packs.   Provide input to test plans and testing strategies.  Conduct system tests and provide support in user acceptance tests.
  • Provide input to project planning meetings.  Provide cover for project managers and input to project plans, status and risk/issue management.
Candidate Requirements
 
  • Disciplined approach to requirements analysis with a software engineering or computer science background (either at degree level or working for a software company)
  • Working knowledge of Regulatory/Financial Reporting and their application to Investment Banking business.  Understanding of the rules from a business & regulatory perspective leading to practical application,
  • Experience in capturing, analysing and documenting functional & non-functional requirements (>5 years)
  • In-depth understanding of Financial Control and  Regulatory processes and workflow within Investment Banking business
  • Very Strong knowledge of vanilla & derivative financial products across interest rate, fx, credit and equity businesses
  • Experience working within large / strategic / global programmes with global engagement  (>5 years)
  • Experience in prototyping or rapid application development or iterative development (>5 years)
  • Experience in defining, leading & coordinating testing for software development / implementation
  • Experience with Oracle,  Sybase or SQL Server SQL
  • Working experience of  Moody Analytic System, specifically associated with Capital Reporting will be an advantage but not essential
  • Highly developed reasoning and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and spoken) – comfortable with detail
  • Cultivates a collaborative and cooperative attitude
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and proven fast learner
  • Strong team player
  • Structured worker able to efficiently manage multiple tasks
  • Takes ownership of tasks assigned to ultimate resolution
  • An appreciation and respect for local cultures, and ability to both influence and work effectively with them
  • Appetite, enthusiasm and desire to initiate change and execute strategy