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Senior Business Analyst Finance and Tax
Ref No.: 17-00103
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Business Analyst Finance and Tax

The Business Analyst has broad-based responsibilities for the functional design, specification and deployment of Finance Systems and Process changes initiatives at both a Legal Entity and IHC level. S/he will work as a team member of projects.
This includes:
  • Supervise and manage Junior analysts in the following tasks:
    • Elicit, analyse, and document user requirements and business processes.
    • Undertake data assessment, data gap analysis and remediation.
    • Develop functional specification requirements for IT development and to ensure user requirements are met.
    • Perform System Integration Testing to ensure development is in line with functional specification.
    • Plan and manage User Acceptance Testing and migration testing up to successful delivery of end product.
  • Manage issues and escalate effectively.
  • Participate in project planning and cost estimates.
  • Ensure on-time quality delivery of projects and activities assigned.
  • Prepare presentation for management to Report on and monitor project status on regular basis (weekly) as to inform all stakeholders of ongoing program updates.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams (business groups, IT and PMO organizations) in New York, New Jersey, California, Montreal, Mumbai, London and Paris.

Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of work experience in the field of audit and accounting, audit-CPA a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of accounting system (ie. upstream to general ledger) and experience of implementation in the financial services industry
  • Ability to take lead and ownership and drive the agenda
  • Experience and understanding of Broker Dealer activity and Capital Markets products
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience must include business analysis, data sourcing, functional specification, and application testing.
  • Ability to understand complex financial products and system architectures, including accounting business processes including financial and management reporting (e.g. IFRS and US GAAP), month-end closing process, regulatory reporting, entity consolidations and multi-currency accounting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely to audiences of varying technical or accounting levels.
  • Ability to work effectively in geographically dispersed cross-functional teams.
  • Strong Microsoft software Office skills (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).
  • Knowledge of project management skills, SharePoint.
  • Regulatory Reporting knowledge preferred.
  • University Degree in Finance related subject preferred.