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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.

IT 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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CRD Implementation Consultant Fixed Income    Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

The Contract Business Analyst reports to the IT Project Manager and is a member of the Information Technology team and the effort will focus Fixed Income.     APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:  

  • Manage the delivery of order management system (Charles River) and integrating the system master and position data
  • Work with the project team to perform bi-direction integration between accounting systems/providers and systems utilizing batch, real-time and web services
  • Work with the team to design appropriate data models for strategic data stores in the area of Account Master, Broker / Custodian Master, and Position Master
  • Participate in data analysis, quality checks and process controls
  • Participate in sprint planning, enriching the user stories, and managing the backlog
  • Ensure transparency throughout delivery utilizing Agile best practices such as Sprint Planning, Release and Sprint Burndown, Daily Scrum, Sprint Demos, and Retrospectives
  • Mentor team members on Agile principals and best practices
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in the asset management business, ideally with a buy-side multi-asset focus
  • Recent experience managing and implementing fixed income front office solutions
  • Experience implementing and integrating middle and back office functions with Eagle’s PACE and Performance systems for Total Return Performance and GIPS Composite information
  • 5+ years of experience delivering software as part of an agile delivery team
  • Experience with Agile PLM tools like Rally, Jira, and VersionOne (Jira Preferred)
  • Ability to proactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project data
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise data management and business process modeling
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills

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Business Analyst Client Onboarding    Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Reporting to the Client Implementation Lead, the Business Analyst is a versatile individual with strong business and data analysis skills that can be leveraged for the development and support of the Solutions services and product offerings.  The successful candidate must be skilled in complex business data analysis; have expertise with functional requirements gathering and documentation; have excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills; have a proven ability to liaise between business/implementation and technology teams and display strong collaboration skills.  This role is a client-facing role and is part of the Client Implementation Team.     APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:  

  • Support individual client implementation efforts with a particular focus on driving forward configuration and set up, the business requirements, data loading  and testing phases of the effort
  • Work with the wider project team and Project Manager to help establish project delivery plans and delivery estimates.
  • Provide analysis to clients (internal and external) on current and future state data-centric operating models
  • Liaise with clients in order to establish and document implementation requirements, develop “use cases” to document requirements
  • Maintain an excellent working knowledge of the offering to perform subject matter expert activities, consultancy, implementation configuration and demonstrations
  • Analyze and document data mappings from source systems to the data solution and onward data outputs for client implementations
  • Analyze and document any derivation, workflow and enrichment required within the solution for client implementations
  • Solution the business problem by working closely with development team
  • Implement our managed service offering, in collaboration with core development team
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above.
  • CFA designation is a differentiator
  • 10+ years of financial services experience is preferred.
  • Clear understanding of investment data  and aspects of investment process
  • Previous experience implementing software or data service is preferred
  • Experience in or desire to learn technical skills, e.g , SQL, database design, multi-tenancy architecture, etc. is required
  • SQL experience is a big plus
  • Additional Qualifications and Attributes

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Senior Business Analyst Front Office CFA    Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Contribute to the future stat of front office operations reporting to a Business Architect as a member of the Information Technology Team. Exceptional opportunity to help build the future state business architecture to support and expand the capabilities of the Long/Short strategies     APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:  

  • Assist with defining the future state business models to strategically enable the long/short portfolio management team to gain efficiencies
  • Define business workflows to support asset classes such as Equities, ETFs, Futures, Options, Structured Notes, FX, Total Return Swaps, Interest Rates Swaps, and Volatility Swaps
  • Manage the delivery of order management systems and integrate the system master and position data
  • Work with the project team to perform bi-directional integration with security master, trading, and accounting systems
  • Work with the team to design appropriate data models for strategic data stores in the area of Account Master, Broker/Custodian Master, and Position Master
  • Perform data analysis, define data governance and quality checks, and define process controls

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field; master’s degree or CFA preferred
  • At least 5+ years of experience in the asset management business, ideally with a buy-side multi-asset focus
  • Recent experience managing and implementing multi-asset class front office solutions with the following security types: Equities, ETFs, Futures, Options, Structured Notes, FX, Total Return Swaps, Interest Rates Swaps, and Volatility Swaps
  • Experience implementing and integrating middle and back office functions with accounting systems/providers and for Total Return Performance and GIPS Composite information
  • Experience delivering software as part of an Agile delivery team
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise data management and business process modeling
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills; Strong written and verbal communications skills

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Charles River Implementation Consultant     Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

he Implementation Consultant will be responsible as a team member in the implementations for the Charles River Investment Management System (Charles River IMS).  The IC must be comfortable dealing with many different types of individuals and situations throughout the implementation process.  This particular implementation is with a global firm headquartered out of Boston and dealing with their fixed income assets.    APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in product integration issues with the client project team and our programmers, including trading room workflow and how the products fit into particular scenarios.
  • Assist in client training on both the Trading and Compliance products and contributing to the development and maintenance of client training manuals.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a leading university or college in Business Management, Economics, Finance, or a related field of study.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of Financial/Software Services industry background.
  • CRD and fixed income knowledge is mandatory
  • Demonstrated ability to implement client/server technology, using a hands-on approach.
  • Understanding of technical architectures, including RDBMS, UNIX, Windows95/NT/2000, and PCs.
  • Strong analytical skills, and ability to effectively engage in product testing, especially as it relates to custom client enhancements
  • Demonstrated ability to meet self-imposed deadlines and proactive account management skills, and a track record of balancing the demands of multiple client accounts.
  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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Business Analyst Client Onboarding   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

A client facing role primarily responsible for executing client on boarding.  APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Understand clients business requirements through an agile process.
  • Solution the business problem by working closely with front office data platform
  • Manage project timelines & cost of the overall onboarding
  • Manage different phases of onboarding process .i.e. Requirement gathering, solutioning, User acceptance testing and production turnover
  • System testing of all development work to ensure a high quality delivery that meets all requirements.
  • Work as a member of a global team – provide status, communicate issues, share ideas, and follow process for analysis, development and support protocols.

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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

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