Senior Business Analyst

Full Time

CSS (recently acquired by Confluence Technologies) is a trusted global RegTech partner that uniquely brings together innovative technology- driven solutions to support financial services firms in navigating a clear and strategic path through the complex and fragmented global regulatory space. Our solutions and services help firms meet regulatory deadlines while optimizing compliance data, operations, and technology. CSS covers a full range of global compliance disciplines spanning fund reporting, transaction reporting, investment monitoring, compliance management, compliance services and managed services with a complementary, centralized approach to the strategic management of regulatory data called RBOR (Regulatory Book of Record).

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CSS/Confluence is now looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Business Analyst to implement the strategic CSS suite of products into our client base and for all aspects of the project lifecycle.

Position Scope:

The Business Analyst is a key role within the CSS client engagement process. The core activity of the Business Analyst will centre on working with our clients; defining client requirements for features or additions to the CSS product suite, working closely with the CSS Development team to ensure there is a complete understanding of the business requirements and appropriate mapping of business requirements to a technical design as well as mapping of requirements to test cases. The role will play a central part in ensuring that requirements are specified, developed, and tested correctly.

The ideal candidate will be working in the fund administration or asset management industry today in a back, middle, or front-office role, or in a service provider company supplying technology and/or services to that that industry. In addition, the ideal candidate will be very comfortable working with fund related data that would be found in an institutional client report or on a retail factsheet. CSS are specifically looking for candidates with experience of regulatory reporting, specifically GTR regulations. A strong understanding of the data points commonly connected to securities data and portfolio positions is essential, including exposure to a broad range of derivative types.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Documenting client driven business requirements for new features and enhancements to existing product  functionality. The business requirements must be complete, of excellent quality and represent industry best practice in their implementation.

· Review and signoff of functional specifications to ensure technical solution meets business requirements.

· Employing consistent business analysis methodologies to identify data sources incorporating frequencies, formats, and data fields.

· Strong input to creation of a data dictionary and data model in collaboration with the client and internal development teams.

Identification of appropriate business rules to validate the data and documentation of same

· Communication and discussion with key stakeholders to ensure the business need is understood across the project team.

· Input to and review of test cases to ensure all requirements of the feature will be correctly tested.

· Support where required the implementation and deployment of features with new clients.

· Input to the associated product roadmap.

· Assists with the maintenance of the Information security risk assessment program (incl. Business Impact Analyses, Information Risk Processes, Due Diligence and Compliance) throughout the entire organization.

· Support and work closely with the Project Manager on-boarding / change process to support the timelines from initiation to project close


Key Attributes and Qualifications:

· At least 5+ years of Business/Technical Analysis or related experience, preferably within a commercial software company or at least 5+ years of experience working in back-office/ operational area(s) of an Asset Manager (or TPA)

· Client facing experience.

· Experience of security master or data warehouse projects, and/or experience of regulatory reporting projects.

· Financial Regulation expertise/knowledge required, specifically GTR regulations {MIFID II /SFTR}

· Familiar with AGILE form of project execution and product engagement

· Good understanding of security and portfolio position data – ideally with a broad exposure to derivatives.

· Candidates with knowledge of the funds industry and the related data will be preferred.

· Experience working with technical and business teams to translate internal and external business needs to drive functional and technical requirements.

· Strong analytical and requirements documentation skills.

· Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications, including strong presentation skills.

· Experience with data modelling and data mapping

· Proactive and eager to learn and contribute to new and emerging technologies, processes, and products.

· Educated to degree level in economics, information technology or computer science or equivalent experience.

· Good knowledge around data query SQL and data interpretation.


CSS/Confluence is an equal opportunity employer

We are committed to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic origin and we give full and fair consideration to the employment and career development of disabled persons, commensurate with their aptitudes and abilities.

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