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IT Business Analyst (Financial Services)
Ref No.: 16-03014
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 08/10/2016
Job Title: IT Business Analyst (Financial Services)
Location : NYC, NY
Duration : Full Time/Contract


Job Summary:
A hands-on business analyst and project manager who is responsible for providing technology solutions to the Accounting department.  Candidate will work closely with Accounting and IT to document requirements and ensure projects are being properly managed. 
 
Major Responsibilities:
 
• Perform analysis of the requirements and create functional specifications
• Reverse engineer existing processes (i.e. MS office macros, manual processes, etc.)
• Investigate and resolve data quality issues
• Perform User Acceptance testing and work with development staff for issue resolution
• Perform basic development work including some programming/scripting in order to helping the team model the solutions
• Provide support & troubleshooting services for the systems when necessary
• Must be comfortable in a team oriented environment and possess skills to "win over” the trust of a broad user base.
 
Required Qualifications:
 
• At least 5 years experience working as a business analyst
• Experience working with relational databases (preferred SQL Server)
• Experience with MS office VBA automation (i.e. excel macros)
• Ability to act as project manager
• Fundamental understanding of database warehousing and business intelligence platforms
• Ability to work with business and product leaders to understand their requirements.
• Knowledge of accounting rules 
• Experience in the financial industry (Fixed Income, Equities, Futures). Accounting principles, cash trading, financed trading and inventory management will all be considered.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
• Effective presentation skills 
• Self-driven -- Ability to lead projects from initiation to completion.