Business Analyst - Financial Markets
Makosi Inc. - New York, NY

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We require a Business Analyst with experience in Derivatives Operations with strong trade life-cycle & x-asset class understanding. Candidate's should have an excellent understanding of Project Management and SDLC life-cycles/methodologies and ideally be qualified in CBAP or IIBA certifications. Strengths in applications such as Excel, Visio and MS Project will be considered favorably.

Soft skills that are critical include a strong sense of accountability and ownership, high levels of motivation and an ability to build strong working relationships and influence positive outcomes

Daily duties will include: •

Business analysis, system requirements engineering, test management, project administration and implementation. •
Interviews with stakeholders, drafting process maps and narratives, gathering functional requirements, analyzing data records and peer reviews •
Developing business requirement documents, Functional Specifications, test plans, timeline, and stakeholder roles and responsibilities. •
Involvement in the test case/script writing and UAT execution process with stakeholders and IT •
Identify analysis and design issues/risks •
Fully document analysis carried out such as gap analysis, production of process flows, use cases and scenario’s •
Good knowledge of SDLC and Project Management methodologies Proven ability of effective management of project issues and risks •
Constructively challenge and review traditional working practices ensuring potential improvements are known and considered. •
Assist the business area in developing user procedures, process documentation and training materials to ensure smooth integration of new systems functionality into daily processes. •
Post implementation review and post mortem

Required Qualifications
Detailed product knowledge across the key asset classes as well as the associated trade lifecycles. •
Minimum 3 years medium sized business analysis experience in complex Financial Operational environments •
Organised and methodical approach coupled with an understanding of project methodologies •
Proven ability of effective management of project issues and risks •
Proficient in MS Excel (Pivot Tables, VLookUps, Macros, VBA), MS Project & Visio

Makosi offers above average remuneration, medical insurance, 401K, training and other benefits

Required Skills

About this company
Makosi has been providing specialist consulting services to top tier clients since 2001. Originating in South Africa and supporting some of...