Business Analyst - Financial Services - London

Michael Page
London, United Kingdom
24 Mar 2023
01 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
A Financial Services firm based in London



* Build strong relationships with business stakeholders to understand their needs
* Develop and refine solution ideas with business, change and technology resources
* Create business cases detailing cost, timeline and resource estimates
* Coordinate and participate in detailed design exercises
* Identify data requirements and enhancements
* Ensure changes delivered by the programme are providing consistent solutions engineering to meet the needs of investment and operational teams
* Assist programme resources in development, test and delivery activities
* Support wider delivery of the programme within agreed scope/ schedule/ cost/ quality
* Collaborate with change management peers to enable continuous improvement of programme delivery


Desired Skills/Experience:

* Experience delivering formal business projects within private equity, investment management, investment banking or similar financial organisation
* Experience of front, middle and back-office functions, and their requirements
* Stakeholder Management, experience leading project requirement-gathering across a wide stakeholder group at all levels of the organisation.
* Proven ability to see the bigger picture, able to demonstrate use of in-depth insight and foresight to challenge and promote collective thinking to support the right project outcome
* Strong record of project delivery across multiple organisations providing both operational and technology change
* Comfortable to work and be proactive in ambiguous/ uncertain environments, with the ability to problem solve across multiple teams
* Good understanding of investment technology
Essential skills include:
* Experience designing and producing compelling analytical solutions for Investment Professionals using qualitative and quantitative measures
* Knowledge of data architectures, data warehouses, data lakes etc.
* Experience of utilising data visualisation tools to improve enterprise reporting capabilities
* Strong analytic skills, ability to analyse problems, identify cause and develop potential solution options
* Ability to approach problems from a range of different angles, seeing connections between disparate processes, pieces of information and understands the implications.
* A good understanding of business analysis tools and practical techniques in change management that can be applied to a variety of situations
* Defining Target Operating models, business re-engineering techniques and detail process mapping experience
* Data analysis skills, proficiency in SQL and understanding of Investment Data
* The ability to work in a fast paced, evolving environment

Job Offer

A permanent Business Analyst role with an important Financial Instituion.
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