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Sr Business Analyst Resume

Fairfax, VA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Having seven years of IT professional as a Business Analyst in the Financial industry, specializing in the design, deployment, and refinement of Information Systems.
  • Extensive analytical skills with the ability to illicit Business Requirements and follow through with the entire SDLC process from Analysis and design, through development, testing, implementation and Maintenance. deployment of web - based, Client-Server applications, developing business processes and system solutions for the domains.
  • Experience in integration of various data sources with Multiple Relational Databases like Oracle, SQL Server, and Worked on integrating data from flat files.
  • Knowledge in broad range of financial practices and principles ranging from financial analysis, corporate valuation, equity/capital market research, financial modeling, forecasting, and budgeting to trend analysis, investment banking, asset allocation, portfolio management, risk analysis and derivatives.
  • Professional Experience in requirement gathering, analysis, detailing, documenting and implementation of business systems.
  • Experience working with brokerage trade architectures products and applications.
  • Expertise in utilizing and creating reports using Excel and SQL to generate reports, analyzing data samples, and cross-reference troubled data.
  • Solid experience with Capital Markets, Money markets securities, Trading Systems, Derivatives (Strong in Options), Equities, Fixed Income, US government Treasury Securities (T-Bills, T-Bonds and T-Notes, Municipal Bonds), SOX compliance.
  • Experienced in multiple asset classes, including: commodities, futures, options, equities, bonds, and derivatives.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in Derivatives including Credit Derivatives, Interest Rate Derivatives, FX Derivatives, Equity Derivatives and OTC Derivatives.
  • Experienced in supervisory role to middle and back office support for equity trading solutions, algorithmic programs and security trade and settlement.
  • Functional understanding of Credit derivatives, Asset Backed Conduit Commercial paper, Media Management and ecommerce.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in Derivatives including Credit Derivatives, Interest Rate Derivatives, FX Derivatives, Equity Derivatives and OTC Derivatives.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office especially MS Excel, Visio, Power Point, Word and skilled in the use of UML, RUP and Requisite Pro.
  • Experience in providing financial and technological support to Global Equity Derivatives trading desks and risk analysts on P&L, Risk Analysis, Value at Risk and Stress Test processes performed by the bank's pricing applications.
  • Excellent technical writing skills to create Business Requirements Document (BRD), Functional Specifications Document (FSD), Non-functional Requirements Document and Use Cases Specifications.
  • Performed User Acceptance testing (UAT) in the Sandbox before any new releases are made to the Live Production Environment of the organization
  • Exposure to all stages of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile Methodologies.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Agile methodology
  • MS Visio
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint. Scrum
  • JIRA
  • Cognos BI
  • MS Office Suite
  • Smart Draw
  • Crystal Reports
  • BRD
  • FRD
  • Waterfall
  • MS Office
  • JIRA
  • Digital
  • Agile
  • Rational Unified Process (Rup)
  • UML
  • UAT
  • SQL Server.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Fairfax, VA

Sr Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on the development of system aimed at improving the analytical approaches for pricing, trading, risk management and performance assessment of fixed income instruments.
  • Lead and engaged product partners to maximize coverage depth and product offerings in Markets, such as FX spots, forwards.
  • Developed business processes for the management of portfolio investments and services of all private equity.
  • Assisted the company’s analysts on investment research focusing on bonds’ price movement, macroeconomic data prediction and industry analysis.
  • Worked closely with key partners to facilitate and support analysis, preparation and execution of appropriate strategic capital sources for family offices, private equity, hedge funds, and nonbank lenders.
  • Presented critical solutions of industry-leading payment processing products and services to business owners to further expand their revenue and grow business.
  • Documented test case scenarios with specific instructions for creating test data by General Ledger, Cash Ledger, Inventory Depreciation, etc.) using excel & HP Quality Centre.
  • Modified and reviewed Value at Risk (VaR) model for multiple products: money market funds and equity portfolios and developed an investment and strategic planning proposal for a target company, including quality assets, A-share market.
  • Involved in migration and implementation of new Brokerage commissions system including modules for licensing checks to ensure that agents could sell securities, verification that agents were paid commissions on securities that were traded during the designated time period, creation of reporting module that provided daily and summary trade data.
  • Provided mortgage warehouse finance, brokered mortgage assets, offered syndicated corporate loans and designing customized derivatives for mortgage originators.
  • Assigned a project requiring me to speak with options, spot and forward traders as well as research analysts for solving an array of questions regarding FX.
  • The application processes wide variety of payments ranging from credit cards to wires, covers multiple data formats (ex. ISO, EDI, XML etc), protocols and technologies.
  • Generated capital ratio statistics using MS Excel and conducted financial analysis on issuer; prepared the prospectus for underwriting corporate bonds in collaboration with team members and issuer
  • Created asset management report templates, utilizing excel functions, to streamline importing of management company financials.
  • Collaborated, discussed, and debate various diverse investment strategies using professional online brokerage accounts.
  • Facilitated Letter of Credit payment using SWIFT, successfully identified discrepancies between incoming bills and items stipulated in the corresponding L/C, saving the bank from issuing unqualified payment.
  • Participated in Requirement Gathering Sessions & JAD Sessions and help business understand the native.
  • Analysed and reviewed the functional Requirements, system requirements and process flow documents and performed peer code review sessions and coordinate with QA/ BA teams to deliver the task.
  • Managed equity products coverage and execution for mining, consumer, and industrial sector clients
  • Worked as a part of Front Office Support and Middle Office on products like Equity, Bond, Repo, Credit, Rates and FX.
  • Engaged directly with clients to provide exceptional service and ensure swift resolution of issues.
  • Instruct Treasury Front Office on transactions needed to ensure exchange margins requirements are satisfied. Document analytic, account and reconciliation procedures, utilizing various financial programs to develop cash-projections.
  • Performed due diligence to evaluated risk of 2 Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) products by investigating the real asset.
  • Monitored front office risk and PnL exposure by performing risk reconciliation and cross-currency reporting used to confirm with back office and product control groups on daily and weekly basis
  • Interbank/Money market transactions and all forex deals, money market and swap deals and T-bond entries.
  • Interfaced with operating partners and asset management team assisting with the ongoing monitoring of investment performance.
  • Trained staff on how to create and interpret SWIFT and Fedwire financial and administrative messages
  • Primary point of contact for third party Source code generation that dovetails into the existing trading, equities and compliance back office systems.
  • Responsible for projects in Asset Management, Trading floor (Swift, ETF), Client Availability, Collateral Management, compliance regulatory projects and Liquidity cash management projects (for different types of assets Equity and fixed income).
  • Prepared rating agency presentations and financial proposals for clients' financing needs which include project bonds.
  • Kept track and controlled of all assigned chips, e.g. whether the chips in the Third Party Proposition player position, on buy-bets, in the tray, and/or provided for change/revisions.
  • Ensured compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements in keeping with the policies of the business. Profile and qualify prospective clients, ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and compliance framework (KYC).
  • Researched and made recommendations on investments such as commercial paper, auction-rate securities, money market mutual funds, repos, and government securities.

Confidential, Bellevue, WA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Monitored client's overall FX exposure, credit limits and continuously strived to minimize wide range of financial investment risks.
  • Coordinated manual wire transfer requests on behalf of clients via FedWire, Swift, and Chips
  • Opened trading accounts and managed daily back-office trade operations/settlements and provided ongoing customer service including loan commitments, cash management, investment management, and derivative pricing quotes, for a portfolio for the clients.
  • Successfully led and conducted JAD sessions to facilitate business process agility and to identify the content flows and processes. Worked in an agile environment in the billing center team to gather business and system requirements.
  • Implemented international settlements through Worldwide Interbank Payment System (SWIFT) and delivered support or ensure suitable escalation on Business issues for the SWIFT conversion.
  • Enabled the electronic trading of insurance brokerage between carriers & insurance underwriters whereby allowing underwriters to define coverage terms, endorsements & electronically negotiate terms & conditions.
  • Coordinated with surveillance analytics team to build a model that produces an output of risky trades and conducting further, ongoing forensic reviews of trade communications on the mortgage and asset backed securities sales and trading desks.
  • Offered vast array of short term, money market investment vehicles including front-end corporate bonds, T-Bills, AGY DNs, commercial paper, structured products, new issue syndicates.
  • Trained in market-accepted risk measures, such as VaR, expected shortfall, economic capital and stress testing.
  • Managed and supported in an effective manner the Operations volumes for: new offices, clearing agent invoices, trade settlements, P&L accountability, asset movements for all investment accounts and brokerage products.
  • Performed deep-dive fundamental and investment analysis on both equity and fixed-income securities across diverse verticals.
  • Monitored return activity levels for originated ACH items to insure that those levels remain in compliance with NACHA Rules.
  • Emailed invoices to multiple Customers for payment processing in a clean and consistent manner.
  • Implemented Straight Through Processing using industry standard ISO-XML Payment instructions between bank and its customers using ISO 20022 XML.
  • Maintained end to end mapping between all Clients cash ledger accounts, their respective cash bank accounts and their reconciliations.
  • Created several manuals for Investments Operations team to help them better use the new system for placing trade orders and performing other back office operations.
  • Created marketing material for sale of bonds to institutional investors highlighting historic and pro-forma financial.
  • Reviewed and managed compliance reviews and validated compliance against established policies, procedures, and regulations, and worked directly with compliance officers and management to agree on appropriate action plans.
  • Prepared and executed internal audits focusing on inventory; ensured SOX 404 compliance about inventory reporting related financial information.
  • Performed financial statement analysis, due diligence, and prospectus writing during underwriting process of two corporate bonds.
  • Complied with company's asset protection procedures and protected chips and cards at all times as instructed.
  • Designed new mortgage origination, acquisition and financing strategies for hedge funds, insurance companies, private equity companies and specialty finance companies, based on the companies' risk tolerance and the new regulatory and accounting rules.
  • Conducted equity research for head equity manager and developed a long-term investment portfolio.
  • Created valuation models to assist in pricing and structuring of Initial Public Offerings and Equity Follow-On Offerings through comparable company analysis and precedent transactions.
  • Controlled EFT Customer documentation ensuring compliance with NACHA regulations through interacting with Customer Implementation, Credit, and Operations.
  • Developed Project specifications using Microsoft Visio Flows, Prototypes, Use Cases, Business Requirement Documents, and/or User Stories.
  • Created the business requirements document and the functional specifications document for developing certain functionalities in applications such as Global Collateral Management, Government Securities Clearing System, Credit Line Monitoring.
  • Created screen mock-ups, wire frames, User Interface/Graphic User Interface (UI/GUI), context diagrams, business process flows, and in developing Use Case Diagrams, Behavior Diagrams (Sequence Diagrams and Activity Diagrams) based on the UML Methodology.
  • Created multiple Bloomberg enabled Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to reduce the time and increase consistency produced in settling equity and fixed income trades.
  • Involved in QA/Testing processes like User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and System Integration Testing (SIT). Experience with Microsoft Test Center, JIRA, Bugzilla.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Communicated and worked closely with FX trading/sales and clients to execute trades, identify, and resolve discrepancies or exceptions in the newly implemented Systems.
  • Supported Development and Testing phases of the SDLC, by conducting walkthroughs of requirements, providing clarification and facilitating issue resolution.
  • Calculated and interpreted risk profiles including VaR, stress tests and scenarios analysis utilizing leading risk systems.
  • Provided Cash Management in-depth expertise from a Product Management and Operational point of view relating to SWIFT, CHIPS and Fedwire Funds Transfers and ACH, AIP and statement processing.
  • Interfaced with front office teams to devise alternate structures and terms in credit proposals to maximize potential for client satisfaction as well as credit risk approval.
  • Participated in all phases of securitization, underwriting and analysis of commercial mortgage-backed securities and conducted due-diligence, review and negotiation of legal documents and property inspections.
  • Trained new hires and guided staff on procedures, policies, and specialized training concerning ISO and Quality System issues.
  • Executed capital markets transactions for global corporate clients, including investment grade bonds, high yield bonds, bank loans, derivatives, and equity / equity-linked products.
  • Organized many Joint Application Developments (JAD) sessions and Joint Requirement Planning sessions (JRP), walkthrough, Interviews, Workshops and Rapid Application Development (RAD) sessions with end-user/clients/stake holders and the IT group.
  • Created specifications and documentation for projects based on the needs of the business through Use Cases and Visio Flows.
  • Provide corporate support and consulting to domestic and international divisions for MDM and Order to Cash (OTC) financial systems and processes.
  • Engaged in the handling of purchasing, selling and allocating proceeds, for T-bills/bonds and covered clients across the financial technology and asset management space, focusing on broker-dealers and capital markets, wealth management, data and analytics, exchanges and other market infrastructure companies.
  • Manage the Firm's liquidity requirements with strong interaction with Treasury Front Office.
  • Established SOX testing procedures and criteria for required controls by working with process owners across multiple company.
  • Approved and released the transfer of funds for our fund level clients for Ach files, Nacha files and Wire Transfers.
  • Actively established relationships with Investment Banks and Hedge Funds to generate new accounts.
  • Worked across several products including mergers and acquisitions, fixed income (high yield and high grade debt), project finance and equity/equity-linked securities.
  • Assisted the Fixed Income and Equity Departments in opening accounts of stocks, futures and bonds included in the portfolios of asset management projects.
  • Worked with control team to review, reconcile and sign off on P&L for the exotic derivatives desk.
  • Modeled and forecasted micro-finance investments, developed FX hedging strategies, and created investment presentations that resulted in capital raising plans for a new Fund.
  • Involved in all aspects of sale process, including brainstorming and identifying potential private equity buyers.
  • Organized weekly meet with consumers to enhance T-bill, T-note, T-bond and TIP booking model/infrastructure.
  • Managed Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance of financial controls in integration of enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and reporting tools.
  • Identified risk issues on loan and equity investment projects and conducted risk analyses, including sensitivity test in different scenarios, basic VAR, liquidity risk and solvency analysis.
  • Provided system support for global prime brokerage traders and contributed to system enhancements, database management and new system development.
  • Assisted the Fixed Income and Equity Departments in opening accounts of stocks, futures and bonds included in the portfolios of asset management projects.
  • Performed UAT/SIT Testing and provided technical support and utilized Google Analytics to run reports and review promotional campaigns.
  • Prepared financial models based on analysis of deal documents of Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) for investment banks.

Confidential, Diego, CA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Managed fixed income and FX portfolio incorporating both relative value and cross-market strategies.
  • Involved in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC): Design and Code Development phases and Interacted with QA team for Unit/System testing/Integration.
  • Understand the risk position of bank covering credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and creating more features for swift reporting on risk analytics.
  • Maintained a strong VaR and position limit framework and foster a proactive risk exception process, enforcing traders to apply appropriate risk management and hedging techniques prior to accepting a trade.
  • Designed and reviewed of various documents including the Software Requirement Specifications (SRS), including USE Cases, Business requirements document (BRD), Use Case Specifications, Functional Specifications (FSD), Systems Design Specification (SDS), Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) and testing documents.
  • Performed annual audit of ACH and Merchant Capture customers for compliance of bank, NACHA and Federal regulations.
  • Monitored, analyzed and followed up on the remediation of content monitoring (CM) events, working closely with the ISO and business; managed database housing CM events, monthly and ad-hoc reporting for Senior Management, and escalation of high risk security events.
  • Monitored risk across business operations in accordance with corporate protocols and implementing mitigation strategies as appropriate.
  • Collected market, industry and company reports from international brokerage partner firms and created executive summaries for those reports.
  • Drafted functional specifications for a customized internal controls and fixed asset management solution, supporting the client's strategy to improve financial reporting quality.
  • Analysed third party consulting data to identify specific accounts for various Fixed Income products and identified clients that displayed growth opportunities in Fixed Income.
  • Planned and scripted detailed QA test cases for Equities Trading Entry and Order Management systems including cash equities/derivatives, and FIX Protocol.
  • Evaluated properties offered for sale by real estate brokerages in each geographical area and investigated value of them by comparative analysis and private equity analyser for a long-term investment
  • Collaborated closely with marketing department to support investment advisory services and promote complex financial products to individual clients, including derivatives and fixed-income annuities.
  • Actively participated in the development of project charters, SIT, UAT Test scripts and regression testing for development of an application.
  • Assisted in evaluation of tangible and intangible assets to support new third board listing, assessed client's compliance.
  • Aligned with large global banks to accurately gather and analyze client requirements for a payments processing system with straight through processing (STP). Supported high-value with Fedwire and Swift, and is a low value payments SME
  • Worked closely with Developers on data integration and Work Flow issues Brokers/Custodian and 3rd Party SWIFT messaging interface.
  • Performed financial analysis, validation, certification, reporting, measurement, metrics and calculation of open obligation balances to include undelivered orders and delivered orders, receipts and expenditures.
  • Analysed monthly reports to identify material deviations from historical norms for value-drivers of the Fund's asset-backed securities investments
  • Gained exposure to operational, credit, counterparty and market risks and used tools such as: VaR, credit assignments and STP for analysing and reducing these risks.

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