Business Analyst

Location: London
Salary: £50000 to £65000
Call: 0117 321 0588

Come and join this top tier US Bank as a Senior Currency Administration Product Development Specialist (Business Analyst)

The bank values passionate, committed people who enjoy collaborating with others to find new solutions to complex business challenges. We are looking for the type of person who speaks their mind, truly listens and steps outside their role to add value wherever they can. Someone who is driven to get things done and views obstacles as an exciting challenge that demands a creative solution. Above all, we seek someone who takes great pride in their work and is inspired and motivated by their role in protecting and enhancing our client’s financial well-being.

The Sr. CA Product Development Specialist assists in the leadership of product development efforts across the Global Foreign Exchange business line. Specifically, you will handle project management, business analysis and research in support of these key initiatives. You will also play a critical role in identifying product opportunities and be actively involved in strategic product planning and placement. To be successful in this role, you must have excellent project management, problem-solving and analytical skills.

We are looking for a Business Analyst with some experience of institutional Foreign Exchange trading or Overlay / Currency Trading OR someone coming from a Business Analyst role in Fund Administration or Custody.

The team has a lot of growth opportunities in the UK and globally (across Europe, Asia or the US) and it is a fantastic organisation to join.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

Product Development

  • Gather and document business requirements for upcoming CA development items

  • Create test scenarios and test cases in integrated system tests

  • Coordinate User Acceptance Test and make sure systems are tested thoroughly according to business requirements

Business Analysis

  • Assist in identifying product gaps and opportunities and recommend creative business solutions.

  • Develop cost models for existing and new business initiatives.

  • Assist in the review and preparation of business requirements.

  • Co-ordinate and manage the business implications of technology implementations on the current and future business environment.

  • Help identify and incorporate process improvements to lower costs and improve efficiencies.

  • Provide sound business recommendations on issues.

  • Support currency administration client service teams.

  • Leverage expertise to other in-house lines of business.

Project management

  • Manage product development initiatives from inception to implementation

  • Ensure timely and effective delivery of product enhancements and functionality within agreed to cost and scope parameters

  • Ensure effective project communication across groups including Systems, Risk, FX and Operations

Education level and/or relevant experience(s)

  • Bachelors degree in finance, marketing or related discipline required.

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience. Fund Accounting and/or FX/Overlay/Currency Administration would be an advantage.

  • Experience working in the financial services industry.

Knowledge and skills (general and technical)

  • Knowledge of financial products, services and practices.

  • Excellent business analysis skills, including business requirements, product proposals and business and technical workflows.

  • Knowledge of international currency markets, including the impact of economic and political factors.

  • Knowledge of foreign exchange trading instruments.

  • Excellent project management, problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, consultative and advisory skills.

  • Knowledge of emerging trends in the industry.

  • Ability to analyze complex issues and make sound business decisions.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.

  • Experience with standard desktop tools, including Microsoft Office (particularly Excel).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentations.

What We Offer:

  • Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world

  • Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges and reinvent yourself—within the Firm

  • A culture of inclusion that values each employee’s unique perspective

  • High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind

  • Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage

  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others