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Business Analyst Hot Jobs

Business Analysts are an integral part of developing IT solutions for business initiatives and challenges. The CERES Group has immediate openings in the Asset Management, Financial Services and Retail industries.

Business Analysts assess, analyze and develop IT requirements to align the needs of the business with strategic thinking that drives changes within a current process or implements a new objective. Communicating clarity and structuring metrics with a broad knowledge of the project scope and a detailed understanding of the core issues requires skill. The ability to balance technological possibilities with the cost-benefits of a project while working with technical and non-technical teams can sometimes seem to be more of an art form than science.

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Hedge Fund Accountant   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Seeking candidates to join a dynamic accounting and operations team and become experts in the diverse business challenges of a global hedge fund. The team is comprised of creative problem-solvers and self-starters who have the proven ability to produce results. All employees will go through a comprehensive investment training program, finance experience is not required. Accountants make use of strong analytical skills to identify risks and propose solutions that will positively impact the company’s long-term growth and success.     APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Portfolio valuation
  • Management of multi-asset class, global trade settlement processes
  • Collateral and tax optimization
  • Bank financing negotiations
  • Hedge fund corporate and legal structuring
  • Building a knowledge base of the differing accounting, legal, trading, and operational implications of investing in a wide variety of financial instruments and markets

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of accounting industry experience is required.
  • Experience in hedge fund audit is preferred but not required.
  • CPA designation is a plus but not required.
  • Strong quantitative abilities
  • Proficient interpersonal skills and a desire to develop negotiation abilities
  • Rigorous work ethic and attention to detail

JO-1707-463

Operations Analyst   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Boston-based hedge fund manager is seeking an ambitious analyst to join a dynamic operations/accounting team and participate in all aspects of the operations, accounting, and cash management functions at an internationally-focused hedge fund firm that invests in over 50 countries and is rolling out new products. The right candidate will want to learn about multiple substantive areas and take on a wide variety of responsibilities.    APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Strong academic credentials and the desire to work with academically-oriented colleagues in a dynamic environment where robust debate is encouraged;
  • High ethical standards, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, quantitative reasoning ability, and a strong work ethic; and
  • Desire to learn about all aspects of hedge fund operations/accounting
  • No experience required

JO-1707-464

Fund Accounting Business Analyst InvestOne   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

A Global client in Boston is converting over to the InvestOne platform.      APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Provide business analysis for legacy accounting platform to InvestOne
  • Evaluate and document operational workflows and perform gap analysis conversions, load data, reconcile, research, etc
  • Review and assess fund accounting platform
  • Research and resolve variances
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and redesign
  • Bring experience for full InvestOne instance optimization
  • Support fund accounting operations
  • Load positions and general ledger to InvestOne
  • Run InvestOne accounting processes
  • Perform reconciliation using client’s reconciliation tool
  • Post transactions to InvestOne as needed
  • Produce conversion reporting package for completion

JO-1710-510

Senior Business Analyst   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Experienced, detail-oriented Senior Business Analyst with effective communication skills to help build a firms future state business architecture and to support and expand the firm’s performance and attribution capabilities.  An influential role in the evolution of the Agile process adapted by the firm that will report to the IT Senior Business Architect as a member of the IT team.      APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Function as a liaison between multiple groups: Performance Measurement & Attribution, Client Services, Operations and Information Technology.
  • Perform business analysis and contribute to the delivery of functions and systems required to successfully move forward the performance measurement and attribution strategy.
  • Perform story creation and develop acceptance criteria as an agile team member assigned to projects directly impacting the performance measurement and attribution business group.
  • Perform support analysis for reported issues.
  • Work with the project team to perform bi-directional integration with security master, index, and accounting systems data that interface with the performance measurement and attribution functions and applications.
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree: CFA or CIPM preferred
  • At least 5+ years of experience in the asset management business, ideally with buy-side focus.
  • Strong knowledge of Performance Measurement and Attribution concepts, calculations and data integration needs.
  • Experience implementing and integrating middle and back office functions with Accounting systems/providers (SS&C GlobeOps / Advent Geneva preferred) and Performance Measurement & Attribution systems (BISam preferred).
  • Experience delivering software as part of an agile delivery team.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1709-502

Business Analyst   Location: Cambridge, MA   Industry: Healthcare

A leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide needs a Business Analyst to pan, design, develop, and launch efficient projects for selection, implementation and operation of business applications in support of core organizational functions and business processes.  The role includes a strong emphasis on stakeholder engagement and vendor management. The BA will coordinate implementation and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget.  This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.  The Business Analyst will also oversee quality control through its life-cycle.   APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and coordinates complex IT projects through all key phases: needs identification, market analysis and solution selection, implementation, testing, adoption and operation.
  • Works with project working groups, subject-matter experts and IT staff to define and prioritize requiremtns.
  • Plan project lifecycle, define resources, goals, milestons and schedule for project implementation in collaboratin with members of the IT team.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Directs and oversees project working groups and manages conflicts with in group.
  •  Performs team assessments and evaluations.
  • Efficiently identifies and solves or escalates project issues.
  • Demonstrates leadership to define requirements for project risk.
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business, project management or information technology and/or other related project focused disciplines.
  • Deep expertise and a minimum of 5 years experience in gathering requirements , functional design, use cases and UAT.
  • Non-profit experience is advantageous but not required.
  • Proven experience with the systems implementation life-cycle – overseeing the selection, configuration, implementation and adoption of software solutions, systems, or products.
  • Working technical knowledge of ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, and CRM, Constituent Relationship Management, application software configuration.
  • Technically competent with various software programs such as MS office applications and Visio.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1708-485

Charles River Business Analyst   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

CRD Business Systems Analyst in their Application Development Team.  APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Performs analysis of business activities to determine business requirements.  Works with business users to understand and define needs above and beyond requirements provided by the business.  Converts business requirements into functional specifications.  Works closely with the project managers, business users, QA developers, and other technology professionals to ensure that project deliverables are completed on time and within budget.
  • Using currently documented workflows and control points, work with traders, risk operations and the CRD implementation team to build and configure new workflows that meet the needs of the business as well as eliminate or minimize existing pain points while still maintaining necessary control points.  Document new workflows.
  • Provide a third party perspective on the workflows and other implementation details to ensure the firm is choosing the best implementation details possible.
  • Work with BA, development and QA teams to ensure existing application integrations are working as designed, including ensuing all data elements are being loaded and displayed properly.
  • Work with PM team to ensure we are following the project plan and meeting deliverable dates.
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business or technology related field.
  • Minimum of five to seven years’ experience in the financial services industry, supporting by-side technology, specifically with equity trading.
  • Experience implementing Charles River Developer Investment Management System – with a preference for someone who has worked at CRD as an implementation manger/specialist and has worked on a hosted implementation.
  • Broad background in trading including but not limited to trading systems, execution management systems, order management, etc.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1706-458

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