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The Risk Finance Change team consists of full time project managers and business analysts with responsibility for projects spanning Credit Risk, Market Risk, Product Control, Valuations, Treasury and Financial and Regulatory Reporting. The team works closely with its stakeholders and sponsors in the line and maintains a close working relationship with Technology partners, both internal and external
In the main responsibilities include analyse and documentation of the Secured Financing Transactions (SFT's) processes and flows across the various risk management/settlement trading systems.
Utilising the trade flow knowledge of Repo's and Stock borrow/lending transactions work with appropriate groups to determine a basis for fair valuing SFT's across the organization.
Providing clear communication with the key stakeholders of the project's dependencies, risk and issues.
Partner with BA's across other linked projects across the program to ensure solutions are in compliance with the strategic goals of the program.
Present to the working groups, as appropriate, and escalate issues via the appropriate project and program governance structures.
Work closely with the subject matter experts (SMEs) in the line - primarily in Accounting Policy, Regulatory Reporting, Product Control, Risk Management/Methodology, and Global Markets.
Manage the creation and review of user test plans, and co-ordinate user testing
Both attend and lead frequent meetings with the Project Team, Technology, SMEs and stakeholders
The role will be very hands-on and the projects have a number of aggressive deadlines to meet
Key objectives critical to success:
Ability to assimilate, translate and communicate business concepts and requirements
Sound interpersonal skills with stakeholders. Able to drive consensus with users and IT
Attention to detail and high quality standards relating to documentation, processes and the control environment. Documentation of detailed business requirements and/or functional specifications
Attend and lead frequent meetings with the project team, technology and users
Management of risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies
Co-ordinate testing with users and IT. Complete test scripts
Accountable for successful system delivery
Strong problem solving skills using a common sense approach
Confident self-starter who can work under pressure, using their own initiative and with the drive to work on challenging deliverables and to see tasks through to completion
Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required
Background working in Finance in an Investment Bank is highly desirable ideally within a function/area exposed to SFT's i.e. Product Control/Treasury
Knowledge of standard investment banking products, with in depth knowledge of SFT's being advantageous.
Track record in business analysis, including gathering and documenting business requirements, functional specifications and test scenarios
Proven track record working to a project plan and delivering technology solutions on time
A sound understanding of the project life cycle and different project management methodologies
Strong stakeholder management to drive the project forward and ensure milestones are met
Confident self-starter who can work under pressure, using their own initiative and with the drive to see tasks through to completion
Ability to work to aggressive deadlines
Excellent communicator and influencer, able to build relationships with colleagues at all levels from a range of departments, business areas and cultures