Business Analyst X2 -Asset Management - Leeds - 45k

Morgan Spencer Ltd
£45000 per annum, Benefits: Plus benefits and bonu
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, an established Asset Management company based in Leeds, are looking for two Business Analysts to join their growing team. The successful candidates will have gained 3 years experience in a similar position within Financial Services and will be looking to join an expanding division within a recognised company.

The Role

- A proven track record of managing Business Analysis Deliverables across multiple projects and supporting/managing the analysis activities of other Business Analysts on large-scale change programs.
- Engagement with business experts to understand current business processes and/or transitional and future requirements
- Production of high/detailed level requirements - Facilitates business engagements to establish scope, business need, project objectives, outcomes and expectations. Works with the Project Manager and wider Project Team to ensure that quality business requirements are produced, accepted and approved by the key stakeholders.
- Requirements Management - Oversees end to end traceability of requirements from Concept through to Test.
- Solution Assessment and Validation - Engages with key stakeholders to influence the solution design to meet business goals, scope and strategy. Provides input into the identification and delivery of project benefits, traceability of requirements and solution impact assessments supporting and working closely with Test Teams.
- Risk - Continuously monitors projects for business analysis risk issues and regulatory compliance
- Reviewing and sign off on implementation plans where appropriate
- Reviewing and sign off on test approach, plans, criteria and results to ensure traceability to business requirements
- Providing an interface between the business areas and IT project team throughout the life cycle
- Operating effectively within a business change environment, adapting approach to suit working environment
- Working in accordance with group policies, client and regulatory requirements and operational frameworks

The Person
Essential Skills/Knowledge

- 3+ Years as a Business Analyst
- Strong facilitation, communication (written and verbal) , listening, and presentation skills, with experience of running results driven workshops
- Experience of using structured methodologies and techniques including Agile, Waterfall and Iterative Design Methodologies.
- Ability to work at a conceptual level where business objectives and requirements may not be well defined
- Demonstrate effective and productive stakeholder management both internally at all levels and with 3rd parties
- Builds productive relationships with functions and third parties outside of the project team
- Experience of full project life cycle across a range of projects
- Strong influencing and negotiations skills
- Good analytical and numerical reasoning skills, and excellent oral and written skills
- Good problem solving skills, methodical, with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines, with an eye for attention to detail and accuracy
- Flexible and has an ability to prioritise and multi task in a challenging working environment, good organisational skills
- A professional approach and manner with an aptitude to learn
- Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and communicate in business language
- Ability to adapt to a changing environment and conflicting priorities
- Remains calm and professional when under pressure
- Has a good understanding of Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, Visio & Ms Project.
- Understands how to utilise SharePoint.

Desirable Skills/Knowledge

- Experience working within an outsourcing environment
- Relevant Collective Investment / Transfer Agency qualification such as the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) or equivalent
- Financial Services industry knowledge in the area of collective investments, especially Transfer Agency.
- Has used UAT tools such as Quality Centre or Defect Manager.
- Relevant ISEB/BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

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