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Senior Business Analyst Resume

Philadelphia, PA

Professional Summary

Diversified experience with back office and accounting systems for financial products including fixed income, equities, futures and foreign exchange. Seeking to leverage business, analytical, technical, and communication skills in a business analyst position; requiring knowledge of the software development life cycle and high standards of excellence.

 

Professional Experience

Confidential Philadelphia, PA

Senior Business Analyst 

  • Provided back office processing expertise specifically in the areas of confirmations, settlements, and general ledger to identify functional gaps and implement new system features.
  • Acted as lead analyst for new Sox compliant functionality to meet client’s audit regulations; audit controls and four eyes approvals.
  • Supported clients using Adaptiv Operation's Enterprise Swift Solution within the Documentation and Settlements Module.  Defining new customer requirements, problem resolution, and performing a gap analysis for the 2013 Swift Standards Updates. 
  • Gathered and analyzed requirements for new business functionality by working directly with product owners and clients; translating user needs to development.
  • Participated in agile - focused practices such as iterative development cycles, performing business analyst tasks such as creating user stories, acceptance criteria, and test plans.
  • Engaged clients and internal sales teams via WebEx presentations on new functionality and product enhancements.

Confidential Berwyn, PA

Business Analyst Consultant, 

  • Senior member of the State Street Business Enterprise Group which is responsible for new client / pre-live software testing for the internal accounting platform.
  • Led reconciliation efforts between two accounting systems by utilizing extensive investment accounting knowledge and advanced excel tools to troubleshoot position, market value, and accrual differences.
  • Immediately Implemented improvements to deployment processes by leveraging end user experience and trade life cycle knowledge.

Confidential, Princeton, NJ

Senior Associate, 

  • Managed the cash and position accounts of Caxton’s Futures, Foreign Exchange, and Energy derivatives traders.
  • Determined the accuracy of incoming and outgoing funds, and the reason the funds are being moved (initial margin, variation margin, settlements, etc.).

Confidential, 

  • Improved foreign exchange account efficiency by working closely with Caxton’s IT department to help implement an exception reporting tool.
  • Participated in several phases of parallel testing with the implementation of Murex; a financial software operating system.
  • Coordinated with Accounting, Risk, Legal and any other interested parties to quickly resolve any trading queries.

Confidential, Princeton, NJ

Senior Analyst, 

  • Maintained and reconciled domestic and foreign portfolio investment manager accounts.
  • Assisted in the creation of a proprietary reporting tool, which identified all trade breaks, allowing upper management to receive accurate and timely updates.
  • Utilized both Bloomberg and Reuters to compute routine analysis reports, including various statistical trader evaluation reports.

Confidential, Princeton, NJ

Portfolio Specialist, 

  • Processed daily trading activity for several high yield bond portfolio funds.
  • Performed routine statistical evaluations of new issues for compliance and SEC regulatory approval.
  • Prepared NAV, monthly portfolio composition, industrial classification, and shareholder reports.
  • Liaised between accounting, custodian banks and brokers to resolve all portfolio funds operational issues.
  • Enhanced the lack of efficiency of reporting trade breaks, by creating an Excel based report for internal management use.
 

Technical SkillsDB Servers: MS SQL, Oracle

Financial Operating Systems: Bloomberg, Murex, OMR, RKS, SunGard Adaptiv Operations

Platforms: Windows Server 2003/2008/NT, Windows 7/XP,

Programming Languages: SQL, XML, XSLT

Software Applications: MS Access/Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Outlook/Visio/Project, Business Objects, JIRA

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