Business Analyst

Information Technology
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The Business Analyst is tasked with creating and executing business application strategies in a fast-paced, dynamic, trading organization known for offering fresh challenges daily. In this capacity, the Business Analyst will interact with individuals within business functions in locations as varied as Houston, London, Geneva, and Singapore. Candidates for the job must demonstrate organizational qualities as the role requires a great deal of individual autonomy. The Business Analyst is the main bridge between the business and IT and as such, needs to show versatility in all aspects of communication, including verbal and written.

The candidate should be motivated, proactive, able to think and adapt quickly, and have an affinity for working and communicating across diverse, multi-cultural groups. In addition to identifying opportunities and implementing solutions that improve upon the delivery of information and services, the Business Analyst must also be adept at providing a reliable platform environment that integrates business priorities with excellent customer service. Additionally, the applicant should have a strong, analytical mind, the critical thinking skills to think both tactically and strategically, and have a talent implementing effective solutions with a sense of urgency.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Assisting with application support when necessary which includes analyzing problems to identify root cause and working solutions individually or with the larger team. 
  • Partnering with the business in order to ensure users are involved in the testing process including the execution of user acceptance testing when necessary. 
  • Developing and executing testing scripts based on business processes and requirements. 
  • Effectively applying available standards, methods and processes to produce quality technical and descriptive documentation. 
  • Liaise between business and developers to provide business context that drives programmer direction. 
  • Taking responsibility for conceptual design and functional specification project phases and some level of project management. 
  • Ensuring solutions and activities align with business objectives and priorities.

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to project manage small to mid-size leveled projects.
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or MIS/CIS or related field. 
  • Ability to read and write SQL queries. 
  • Must be able to understand and communicate complex problems/solutions. 
  • Understanding of business process analysis or redesign. 
  • Three plus years of experience in an accounting role or as a business systems analyst/business analyst working alongside accounting/finance.

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of commodity trading and trading fundamentals. 
  • Trading systems knowledge and experience. 
  • Experience in mid to large-scale software implementation projects, including systems development and/or interface development projects. 
  • Demonstrated use of systems development lifecycle planning, requirements elicitation and documentation, cost estimation/economics, and project management practices.

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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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