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Talan USA is the American subsidiary of Talan, a French consulting firm with more than 3500 employees worldwide, and locations in eight countries (four continents). In 2020 and for the 6th consecutive year, Talan has been recognized with the "Great Place to Work" award.
Talan USA offers employees a dynamic work environment, growth opportunities and a competitive compensation package, including generous paid time off, health and 401K plans.
Each Talan consultant will join one of our two divisions: IT Consulting or Business Consulting and will be working at our client sites.
Our success is measured by both our employee and client satisfaction, which is our priority.
We are currently looking for a permanent candidate to join our consulting team as a Senior Business Analyst with a strong expertise in Summit.
The Talan consultant, who would be hired as a full-time employee of Talan, would support the team of one of our clients, a leading Bank located in Manhattan.
The consultant will support our client in several projects:
Retiring legacy systems and migrate trades in Summit
Deploying new instruments
Implementing and improving settlement, confirmation and clearing workflows
Implementing regulatory reporting and maintaining quality of the data
Remediating the quality of data
Identify and collect irregularities in business operations procedures and propose changes and new methodology.
He will also support Fixed Income and Treasury activities as well as back office stakeholders by addressing functional issues/questions. Position requires a full transversal overview of the trade workflow from the input until settlement. He will centralize the user requests; coordinate with New York and Paris. Head Office Business Analysts and IT teams; liaise with support functions to ensure all impacts are properly identified.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
For all that relates to Fixed Income, Treasury and Credit business:
Project Management / Business Analysis
Definition with Business Management and end-users of project priorities
Project scoping and planning, progress reporting, identification and management of issues/risks and communications.
Close collaboration with the user representatives (traders, sales, operations, etc...) to determine business requirements, including the identification of any potential issue or functional omissions; define and document the business requirements.
Write detailed functional specifications for IT development teams.
Development of user test cases and validate test results during user acceptance testing, training with Summit end-users. Coordinate the go live and ensure proper system behavior.
Functional support / maintenance:
Responsible for quick resolution of day-to-day issues on Summit (booking, pricing, straight through processing, settlement, reporting, accounting...).
Monitor the trade workflow and make sure statements and regulatory reporting are accurately produced.
Technical Skill Set:
Deep knowledge on Summit, must be familiar with products traded on Fixed Income, Treasury and Credit business.
Must be familiar with Summit STP services for front office and back office as cashflows, accounting, operations and settlements workflows.
Deep IT knowledge, the successful candidate must be able to review source code, write and execute SQL queries (Sybase, Oracle, and SQL Server) and read/understand a script (Windows and Unix as Bash, Perl, Python).
Ability to analyze complex problems, with strong attention to detail and ability to provide solutions to problems.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment on multiple applications.
Knowledge of C++, C#, python, XML, XSLT, Excel VBA is a plus
Required Education and Experience:
Minimum 5 years' experience in business analysis functions in the Finance industry
Our company benefits include:
401(k) retirement plan with company matching
3 weeks of paid vacation per year at hire and up to 5 weeks according to seniority (annual untaken vacation days are cashed out)
8 paid holidays, 5 sick and 2 personal days
Company health, dental and vision insurance plans
Other benefits such as, commuter/transit benefits, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and other company perks.