Business Systems Analyst
Ascend Technologies, Inc. - Boston, MA

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Ascend Consulting is a premier project based consulting firm focused on business process and technology consulting within Capital Markets and the L&A Insurance markets . We find solutions and implement change throughout our Fortune 500 clients primarily in New England, New York, and New jersey. Ascend client’s use our services to improve their business and technology processes. Our approach provides a disciplined management model, focused on performance and user interface delivery. These results are reinforced with our 100% client referenceability. We also recognize the fact that our most valued assets are always our people, and we work diligently to maintain an atmosphere condusive to learning new skills, collaborating with colleagues, and enjoying the work we do and the services we provide.

Role : Data analyst/business analyst. Examine various departments use of various products and feeds, analyze how cots are being allocated, help create a future state data and process map based upon recommendations from another consulting vendor regarding the consolidation strategy.

Project : Analysis for the consolidation of market data vendors, vendor feeds, and cost optimization.

Group : The investment accounting group, part of the back office for the investment management arm of our client. This is a relatively small group with the project being run by the PMO. IMPORTANT to understand this is not an insurance BA, it is a role in the back office asset management group.

Location : Toronto, 5 days a week, must interview in person with Toronto team

MUST : core BA analysis skills, process and data mapping, knowledge of basic investment data, market data, portfolio accounting basics, front, mid, or back office basic process understanding. Must have relevant financial background.