Business Analyst | Institutional IT
Salary Range : 700 – 850k
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Application Closing Date: Friday 30 November 2018.
Senior IT Business Analyst: Institutional IT – Fund Operations Domain
Institutional Operations Domain is responsible for the technology solutions supporting the needs of the Allan Gray Fund Operations and Investment Accounting business units. The team’s responsibilities spans across multiple systems and applications, both internally and externally including system integration.
The role of the business analyst within the Operations Domain is to solicit and understand business needs and requirements and assess how these requirements can be incorporated into our existing technology platform. Takes into account best industry practices, have the ability to interpret business requirements into technical solution that yield maximum business benefit and efficient business process.
This role will be instrumental in ensuring the provision of long term client orientated solutions in a timely manner, while taking risk and scalability into account.
As a Senior Business Analyst you will be responsible for the analysis, improvement and support of system processes and system requirements. You are also required to provide insight to business problems and assist Fund Operations with the interpretation and understanding of key aspects within the Fund Operations and Investment Accounting sphere.
The role requires in depth knowledge of back and middle office operational functions within the asset management such as:
Valuation and Pricing of Unitized Products - Life, UT and Mutual Funds with Multiple classes
UT Income Distributions
Fund Accounting, General Ledger, Trial Balance, Income Statement and Balance Sheet
Valuation and instrument pricing of Complex fixed income instruments
Understanding the treated Complex corporate actions and accounting thereof in all fund types
Business Analysis experience in an IT environment including SDLC
Proven track record in successful implementation of systems and applications
Liaise with Business and IT Stakeholders to satisfy business need
Ensure that production support is effectively and timeously addressed
Responsible for driving and implementation of change
Ability to represent AG on external industry forums
Identify and manage any risk introduced by changes from both an IT and business perspective
Identify inefficiencies and champion continuous improvement, not only on the system but also giving input into process improvements
Collaborating with system architects to define infrastructure to support reporting
Liaise with the business users and developers regarding requirements for new or improved functionality
Liaison and relationship building with external vendor to ensure vendor delivery meets business and or industry requirements
Manage and co-ordinate Vendor prioritization meetings and delivery
Training and mentoring of junior business analysts in the team
Relevant business / commerce degree
Sound knowledge of the Institutional business processes
Sound knowledge of best industry practice and best of breed solutions
Min of 10 years’ experience in an IT environment of which at least half as a lead business analyst or senior business analyst
Skills/competencies and experience
Strong interest in fund accounting and investment management principles
In-depth knowledge of fixed income instruments valuations, accruals and tax
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
Disciplined and methodical style
Ability to work in a team as well as independently
Mentorship and leadership skills
Attention to detail
Determined and persistent