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Business Analyst Resume

New, YorK

SUMMARY:

  • Business consultant with experience in the capital markets /alternative investments industry serving hedge funds and banks in the areas of operations, accounting systems implementations and process improvements.
  • Leverages his broad knowledge of trade life cycle and operations to assist technology enablement, business analysis and project management.
  • Experienced in transforming the needs of business users and stakeholders into functional and technical requirements. Proficient in technical and business writing, business process flow, business process modeling, business analysis and system testing.
  • Experienced in testing implemented systems and system changes including liaising with QA teams to develop test cases, test plans, test scenarios, generating test data, and conducting manual testing phases (regression, smoke, end - to-end, and functional)

COMPUTER/SOFTWARE SKILLS:

Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Advent Confidential, Advent Confidential, Eagle Star, SEI Trust 2000, Bloomberg, SQL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Performed duties of a business analyst assisting a hedge fund with a portfolio accounting system project.
  • Tasks included requirements gathering, defect tracking, status reports, and stakeholder management
  • Ensured accuracy of trading and reference data migration including tax lots and performance data (fixed income, derivatives, equities)
  • Perform quality assurance to ensure accuracy of historical reference & trading data
  • Logged issues in Jira and monitored resolution to completion

Confidential, New York

Business Analyst/ Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Developed Product/Entity Matrix to capture financial systems and associated securities used by Securities Lending department (repos-reverse repos, fixed income treasuries)
  • Performed requirements modeling, activity diagrams, & data models
  • Participated in creating & executing front to back test cases and documenting results
  • Ensured that reconciliation systems (TLM) captured all related trading activity
  • Design and review various documents including use case diagrams, Business Requirements Document (BRD), Functional Requirement Document (FRD), Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) and test plan documents

Confidential, New York

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Elicited business requirements from SME’s via observations and interviews
  • Developed and executed test scripts and maintained all related documentation on Share Point
  • Worked on multiple work streams: corporate actions, securities pricing, reference data, cash transfer, trade flows
  • Participated in coordinated functional and user acceptance testing sessions with team members
  • Logged all discovered defects and tracked to resolution by performing regression testing

Confidential, Warren, NJ

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Supported Advantage Fee software upgrade efforts for Fortune 100 banks and wealth management companies
  • Developed use cases and executed test scripts and maintained all related artifacts
  • Performed duties of assistant project manager responsible for managing QA efforts for a major international bank
  • Facilitated regularly scheduled steering committee meetings with stakeholders including senior management on multiple projects
  • Design and implement reporting metrics and presentations for internal and external meetings
  • Performed defect tracking and status reporting to clients, senior management and developers
  • Provided training of the features of Advantage Fee to client staff

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Associate/ Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed and analyzed exception data to identify root causes and patterns for cost basis breaks between data processed in the legacy system and the newly developed and deployed reporting system.
  • Recorded, tracked and prioritized outstanding production issues and escalated production problems to senior management utilizing SQL queries and advanced Excel skills
  • Performed regression testing and validation in order to ensure the proper implementation of logic, code and rule changes.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Reconciled positions trading activity at tax lot level from Advent Confidential to client’s books and records
  • Set up all relevant reference data for securities, portfolios, & custom elements
  • Created & utilized SQL queries for data analysis to research and resolve reporting issues
  • Worked with client accounting teams to NAV packages and calculation of mgmt. & performance fees
  • Performed P/L analysis of investment products including exchange-listed Equities, Options, Futures, Fixed Income, Interest Rate, Credit Default and Total Return Swaps, Equity OTC Options, FX transactions
  • Assisted in development of custom reporting for use by risk and compliance such as exposure reports
  • Managed a team of junior business analysts and development to migrate data from Advent Confidential to Advent Confidential 8.0 at major asset management firm with 100% accurate data replication
  • Managed a project for a prominent family office to eliminate manual processing and reconciliations resulting in substantial increase in operational efficiency
  • Worked with vendors and developers to integrate 3rd party vendor applications with Confidential in order to reduce manual processing
  • Assisted in preparation of daily and monthly management and financial reports (P&L, Trade Blotter, Holdings Report, and monthly NAV & Statement of Net Assets, )
  • Elicited requirements via observation and shadowing which were used to create detailed BRDs
  • Developed and executed test plans for software modifications and reported on results for the high frequency trading desk
  • Elicited and documented business requirements and created BRDs and use cases to ensure trade flows from order management system to back office reporting system
  • Developed training materials and provided classroom instruction on Confidential best practices
  • Migrated private high net worth accounts from legacy system to Advent Confidential
  • Project manager for the data migration of multiple hedge fund accounts from proprietary system to Advent Confidential for a fund administrator

Confidential, New York, NY

Implementation Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Transitioned client from Advent Confidential to Confidential VPM
  • Developed training materials and provided training to client staff on best practices
  • Performed parallel testing from go-live date to sunset of the old platform
  • Performed implementation of Advent Confidential Portfolio Accounting System
  • Hired by client as Portfolio Administrator
  • Performed daily reconciliation of cash & trading activity to prime broker statements
  • Performed daily mark to market calculations, generated daily profit and loss reports
  • Assisted CFO in calculation of management & incentive fees, financial statements (trial balance, statement of net assets, NAV reporting packages) and ad-hoc reports using Advent Confidential

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior ABS/MBS Product Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated and tested systems enhancements with programmers
  • Developed process to eliminate daily reconciliations which resulted in substantial time savings and error elimination
  • Communicated with bankers regarding dividend elections, proxy votes and other exigent issues
  • Recognized as top performer in department by management
  • Documented procedures and workflows for all members of the Income Unit

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