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Business Systems Analyst - Contractor, Resume

Boston, MA

SUMMARY

  • Seasoned analyst with experience in design and implementation of security reference systems supporting all types of securities. Broad experience with multiple vendors, product types, and project sizes.
  • Demonstrated capabilities as a liaison between business and IT personnel, effectively communicating with all levels of staff and executives.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Business Systems Analyst - Contractor

Confidential, Boston, MA

Responsibilities:

  • Supported integration of a centralized security master - GoldenSource
  • Responsible for process, technology, and data analysis in support of the full project lifecycle for the integration of a security master system into various downstream systems
  • Worked on improving and enhancing the fixed income data feed from the legacy system, Aladdin
  • Integrated Bloomberg as the main source of equity and derivative data
  • Identified and documented business and data requirements
  • Created data mappings and improved UI screens
  • Led defect calls, acted as a triage person, maintained and distributed defect lists utilizing Quality Center
  • Developed and coordinated testing efforts
  • Created new workflows that eliminated manual processes
Senior Data Analyst,

Confidential, Boston, MA

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in corporate wide projects identifying issues, inefficiencies and potential resolutions; worked with Information Technology specialists to provide requirements, tested and implemented solutions in test region and production
  • Performed analysis for systems enhancements or replacements. Main contributor to moving fixed income trading from CRTS and Kondor to internally built XFI (Xtreme Fixed Income)
  • Ensured quality of analytic and security reference data across all systems including Eagle PACE, Reuters Kondor, CRTS, FIDW, XFI, Trade Repository
  • Responsible for validity of data received from a variety of external and internal sources required to support trading, research, accounting, custody operations, pricing and the portfolio construction process. Utilized resources such as Bloomberg, Reuters, IDC (Interactive Data) for data feeds or as a cross reference to assure accuracy
  • Primary contact for all securities traded - fixed-income, derivatives, and equities. Worked directly with Portfolio Managers, Portfolio Associates, Traders, and Risk Managers
  • Mentored new data analysts, wrote procedures and ensured maintenance
  • Maintained up-to-date records on the companies, securities, and portfolios in the investment systems
  • Responsible for modeling of new fixed income securities, foreign and domestic equities, derivatives - swaps, options, futures
  • Utilized MS Access and SQL queries to provide data information to a variety of users such as Reporting Group
  • Setup counterparties, brokers, and maintained a spreadsheet for Risk Managers to avoid Counterparty Risk; setup and monitored all futures
  • Ensured the timely modeling of new fixed-income instruments in Salomon Yield Book
Senior Portfolio Accounting Analyst,

Confidential, Andover, MA

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reconciliation of monthly portfolio positions, market values, cash balances, and pending payables/receivables and trades to custodian/external provider
  • Prepared monthly and quarterly client reports, semi-annual and annual audits
  • Responsible for daily maintenance of portfolio and general ledger accounts
  • Calculated and reconciled NAV per share on a variety of retail funds
  • Serviced a wide variety of clients ranging from shareholders to high profile brokers

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