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Systems Analyst (Financial/Investment)
Ref No.: 18-06583
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Systems Analyst (Financial/Investment)
Boston, MA
ASAP through end of 2018

Project Overview:
-This individual will be responsible for delivering system solutions for the Finance business area, with projects spanning revenue and invoicing, incentive compensation, financial planning and analysis, project costing, and accounting applications.
-We are looking to bring experience and best practices to a fast-moving area of the company. The candidate should have experience in supporting business professionals in Finance and a proven track record in successful project management and delivery.
-This individual will report to the Financial Applications Lead.

Role & Responsibilities -
Develop key knowledge of specific financial workflows
• Manage the work of both internal and external resources in the implementation and support of Finance-related technology projects and initiatives
• Partner with Finance to identify and prioritize system needs
• Define, analyze and document the functional requirements in support of system enhancements
• Plan, manage and execute the functional testing of new systems and enhancements to existing systems
• Manage special projects from initiation through execution and delivery
• Review and document existing financial processes and propose process or system improvements to reduce cost and/or streamline business processes
• Recommend modifications to established practices and procedures
• Assist in the design and development of new data repositories and reporting tools that will be used to organize, analyze and report the Firm's financial data
• Develop and maintain relationships with key business partners across the firm

Other Requirements -
• 5+ years or more experience in a systems role supporting Finance departments (experience working in investment management firms a plus)
• Demonstrated experience in formal software development methodologies
• Strong project management/ project methodology and delivery skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Highly self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, taking initiative as necessary
• Demonstrate strong client focus and relationship management skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail
• Bachelor's degree required, a major in Computer Science or related field is preferred
• Hands-on knowledge of SQL and relational database technology
• An MBA, CPA, CFA or work toward a CFA would be considered a plus

Years of Experience Required - 5+