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Business Analyst Traded Risk

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2 Nov 2020

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A leading Global Financial Institution is seeking to employ a Business Analyst Traded Risk based in London.

Hours 35 per week/permanent.

Competitive salary offered.

The Business Analyst will be responsible for the successful implementation of strategic applications as well as Business As Usual (BAU) project activities to ensure the highest level of data quality and integrity for Risk Management and to comply with Regulatory commitments; supporting implementation of Transformation agenda including upcoming Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)/ European Central Bank (ECB) regulatory commitments across London, Paris, Germany, Middle East and North America (MENA) and other sites; efficiency improvement of existing fragmented and manual systems. The role holder will required to liaise with global/other regional Business Analyst (BA) and project managers to leverage knowledge and ensure successful transformation implementation.

The Business Analyst will be accountable for leading, providing support, communicating effectively and maintaining a productive working relationship within internal (regional change delivery) and external (global change delivery) teams; reducing manual workload  in Risk Control; proactive engagement through open dialogue and transparency on processes and controls; addressing key hot topics as and when they arise; interacting with multiple systems on a day-to-day basis with multi-million trade volumes, supported end-to-end. The role holder will be responsible for delivery of regulatory implementations in line with agreed timeframe and targets.

The successful candidate will be a graduate and will have the following attributes:

  • Detailed knowledge on trading business & products, risk methodology and regulatory framework.  Specifically expertise in all Asset class product types, Counterparty risks, Market risks, Cross-Risks, trade characteristics and hedging strategies.
  • High degree of understanding of Traded Risk (Market or Counterparty Risk) terminology and concepts – exposure calculation approaches, Traded Risk Internal Controls framework, Basel II & III.
  • Capable of exposure regression analysis and explaining differences between production exposure and target system generated exposure, through breakdown of variables.
  • University graduate in Finance, computer science or numerated related disciplines.
  • Experience in documenting requirements, validating functional specifications, drafting testing approach plans and user acceptance test cases.
  • Able to understand and document processes using data flow diagrams.
  • Experience in risk system development cycles and working with Risk Technology departments.  
  • Strong ability to understand and use complex systems and take a logical and constructive approach to investigating and communicating system problems.
  • Understanding of how projects are delivered, including project lifecycle.
  • High level of expertise in Excel & Access (VBA level), SQL, PowerPoint, Visio.
  • Desirable experience in working with the following departments in a large financial organisation; Risk Management, Product Control.
  • Desirable database design/knowledge.
  • Attention to detail and a methodical & structured approach.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong time management skills.

Closing dates for applications 2nd November 2020

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