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Middle Office BA
Ref No.: 18-02772
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/13/2018
Position Summary:
Our diversified asset mgmt client, in midtown NYC, is searching for a business focused technologist and accounting subject matter expert to assist with advancing the technological capabilities of the Middle Office business. The individual will work closely with the Middle Office, as well as, key stakeholders in Fund Finance and Front Office to gather and document business requirements and coordinate the development, testing, implementation and ongoing support of these requirements. This individual will be primarily focused on investment and insurance accounting initiatives.
Responsibilities:
  • Work with middle office professionals to understand and produce business and functional requirements and collaborate with the development teams to implement solutions.
  • Work with internal resources as well as application vendors to establish the appropriate development approach, budget, and timeline
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders and build relationships on a continuous basis
  • Develop test cases and participate in QA Testing.
  • Develop end-user training materials and deliver training to a broad user base
  • Assist with the analysis of the middle office platform processes and capabilities and the ongoing development of a technology strategy
  • Partner with the business to ensure SLAs and other key metrics are met or exceeded
  • Identify best practices for optimizing system use both internally and externally
  • Act as an escalation point for support issues and increase in-house functional support resolution

Experience Required:
Technical:
  • Excellent conceptualization, analytical, and logic skills enabling comprehension and development of complex technical and business issues, topics, and plans
  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to work with business users as well as other members of the technical staff
  • Must be self-directed and motivated
  • Deep understanding of middle office and controllers function (e.g. reconciliation, trade operations etc.)
  • Experience with the VPM or PAM fund accounting platforms is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with data warehouses and business intelligence platforms
  • Knowledge of OMS/EMS (Bloomberg AIM, Charles River, Eze Castle, etc.) is a plus
  • Knowledge of credit instruments. (Bank Loans, Bonds, Derivatives, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with SQL required
  • Knowledge of SDLC methodologies and approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and to deliver multiple projects on time and within budget
  • Adept at listening and soliciting feedback middle office users and stakeholders
  • Independent business analysis skills
  • Detail & process oriented
  • Solid team player with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to thrive in a high-intensity faced paced environment

Educational Requirements:
  • Advanced degree from a top university strongly desired