Business Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
Dec 15, 2022
Jan 02, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

What working at Columbia Threadneedle offers....

Working at Columbia Threadneedle Investments you'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all of our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies, and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...

Responsible for performing analysis and reporting, while contributing to recommendations for the business unit. Makes process improvements and adjustments to existing reporting models. Assists in small to medium projects, which may involve developing solution for problems within the business unit. Helps to resolve problems or issues through methods of trouble shooting, as well as separate analysis. Using sound information and theory, provides management with recommended actions to resolve issues or create value for the business.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time...
• Gather, analyze, document and manage business and user requirements (both functional and non-functional) to effectively recommend technology solutions that best address the requirements. Identify potential solutions for the business and provide input to issues or risks (through solid knowledge of the business and user requirements). Identify project interdependencies and communicate requirement/scope issues and participate in driving them to resolution for inclusion in the functional specifications.
• Change Management - Represent business on internal and cross-functional medium-high complexity initiatives, identify business requirements, create and manage project plan and process specifications, provide timely update and accurate documentation and communication to project team through the life cycle of project. Identify and develop solutions and process improvements for the business unit by recommending changes to policies, procedures and business model with guidance from leader.
• Business Support- Support, track and solve a variety of production process and system-related problems for the business unit and liaise with technology peers, as it relates to business requirements and technology for troubleshooting. Support users with inquiries about upstream data and applications. Provides references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation, providing help desk support, training users.
• People Leadership - Provide in-direct work direction to peers, business partners on change initiatives.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have...

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent with work experience in the financial services industry
• Knowledge on any of these areas: Investment Products, Capital Market, Securities, Mutual Fund, Derivative, Bonds and Portfolio Accounting etc.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and expertise with intermediate-advance features in Microsoft Office Suite of applications
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to interpret data, reach conclusions, and take action
• Experience in communicating technology related information clearly to different audiences
• Strong leadership competencies and execution skills by way of cross-collaboration and workflow facilitation with multiple internal business partners.
• Must be highly responsive and proactive in a fast-paced changing environment.
• Quick and independent learner to adapt to new technology and processes
• Expert level analysis skills including ability to identify patterns, potential issues and then translate those into functional and test requirements.
• Expert level understanding of business functional areas and management issues as well as the IT organizations systems and capabilities.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great...

• Experience in the Asset Management domain.
• Experience with Vermilion Reporting Suite
• Experience working with Investment accounting systems like Aladdin, InvestOne, Vestmark-One, PAM is a plus.
• Experience working with Agile delivery methodology and tools like JIRA and Confluence.
• Experience working within a defined development life cycle methodology (e.g. CMMI, Ameriprise Quality Management System (AQMS)) environment.
• Experience with writing use cases and test cases.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Should be able to work with cross function team of employees, outsourced vendor partners and product vendors located globally.
• Experience with business process modeling.
• Familiarity with Back and Middle Office operations.
• Project management experience with financial services technology
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