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IT Business Support Analyst (Financial Services)
Ref No.: 16-03044
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 08/11/2016 to 03/01/2017
Job Summary:
A hands-on business Support Analyst 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 and transitioned.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Perform analysis of the requirements and create functional specifications
  • Support IT Business Analyst on all open issues
  • 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 and 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.
  • Will address open issues and work with technology and the accounting staff to understand these issues
  • Will be addressing, identifying, cleaning and clearing up issues and working with the technology developers to resolve and remediate issues
  • Excellent understanding of Regulatory and Financial Risk
  • Working with outside vendor who has been on site for several months and be the liaison for the vendor and the FTE staff so that FTE staff is up to snuff and aware of all and trained on the new upgrades to financial system as the vendor is faded out
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years experience working as a business analyst and also in a support role
  • Experience working with relational databases (preferred SQL Server)
  • Experience with MS office VBA automation (i.e. excel macros), excel etc.
  • 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.
  • Good understanding of Regulatory and Financial Risk
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Self-driven -- Ability to lead projects from initiation to completion.
  • Must have worked in and performed these duties in the Finance Industry