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Senior Business Analyst-Consulting (Process Analysis)
Location: Vienna, VA
About The Role
RiskSpan is seeking a high energy, results-oriented Senior Business Analyst to provide analysis in support of client projects. In this role, you will be involved in client-specific work in banking and financial service industries, interacting directly with client decision-makers and senior personnel. You will also work closely with senior RiskSpan managers, quantitative experts, financial engineers and technology specialists. The Senior Business Analyst will need to manage junior resources and often required to oversee multiple engagements at one time.
As part of the RiskSpan team you'll work with motivated team members who have pride in - and passion for - what they do. Guided by our core values, we remain steadfast to our commitment to career growth and development for all levels of team members so they may navigate their future and grow with the company. RiskSpan will help you reach your professional and personal goals everyday while making a meaningful contribution.

About RiskSpan
RiskSpan is a leading source of analytics, modeling, data and risk management solutions for the Consumer and Institutional Finance industries. We solve business problems for clients such as banks, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities issuers, equity and fixed-income portfolio managers, servicers, and regulators that require our expertise in the market risk, credit risk, operational risk and information technology domains.

RiskSpan is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide analysis in support of client projects, working closely with senior professionals from both the client and the consulting team
  • Conduct interviews with designated client officials to gather information on current business processes
  • Identify, analyze, document and interpret trends in complex business processes
  • Identify challenges and inefficiencies in client business processes
  • Prepare reports summarizing findings and recommendations based on best practices and industry standards
  • Guide team to create process documentation and review all documentation created by internal team or the client team
  • Create and review appropriate project management documentation
  • Work with internal RiskSpan team to gather benchmarking data when applicable
  • Create requirements to automate the manual paper workflow
  • Identify and design solutions for clients that will improve business processes
  • Perform financial analysis related to process improvement
  • Create project management documentation
  • Compose proposals and presentations using Microsoft Word, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Required to participate in multiple engagements and be able to meet tight client deadlines
  • Qualifications
  • BS/BA Degree in Finance, Business, Computer Science, Economics from an accredited institution; post graduate degree a plus
  • 5-7 years of experience, with at least 2 years’ experience performing business process analysis.
  • Mortgage or other finance experience
  • Capital Markets experience preferred
  • Business Process Analysis Certification preferred
  • Project Management Certification preferred
  • Experience conducting various types of business process analysis including:
  • Diagramming workflow analysis of a business unit or department
  • Identifying cost savings based in industry standards and best practices
  • Cost Benefit analysis
  • GAP analysis to determine what steps need to be taken in order to move from a current state to a desired future state
  • Candidate must be able to express the Current State as well as the “Target State” and prepare recommendations in clear concise business language
  • A strong, motivated candidate who can interact with all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Candidate must be able to delve into complicated business processes with minimum background knowledge and provide process and fiscal improvement recommendations.
  • Professional level experience with Microsoft Excel, Visio and Word.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willing to travel to client sites or other locations

  • Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the US; RiskSpan will not sponsor applicants for the following work visa’s H-1; L;

    Last Modified: June 3, 2014

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