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Business Analyst – Financial Services

Business Analyst – Financial Services

£500 - £575 per day PAYE or £650 - £750 per day Umbrella (Inside IR35)

Blend of home/remote & Edinburgh office based (weekly presence in Edinburgh will be required, circa 2-3 days per week)

Long term assignments 12 months +

2 Assignments available

Techniche Global are working with a Large Global Bank to appoint 2 Business Analysts supporting internal projects focused on Market Customer Monitoring and Transaction Monitoring.

These projects will be supporting the bank with trying to identify potential money laundering activity. This will be a successor program to the 2016 Actimize initiative which was focused more on retail banking. This new program will be focused on Markets Activity, Trading etc.

  • This program has just started and the assignments will be joining the start of the projects
  • The projects will run for between 2-5 years
  • The projects will involve both external vendors and in house development. External vendors include “Market Abuse” products.
  • The BA roles will require some experience in any of the following:
    • Multiple Markets products
    • Financial Crime
    • Money Laundering Prevention or Identification
    • Transaction Monitoring
  • Banking experience is essential, but either retail or investment can be considered in a BA role.
  • The key to both the BA roles is driving the requirements
  • Responsibilities will include:
    • Requirements definition
    • Working with external vendors during delivery
    • Clarifying requirements
    • Involvement in Testing (utilizing offshore resources)

Essential Experience:

  • Business Analyst/PM experience (at least 5 years relevant experience in IB Front Office environment);Evidence of a successful track record delivering change in a IB Front Office environment
  • Has experience of delivering non-technology driven as well as technology driven change
  • MS Excel/ PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written skills and experience of drafting policies and procedures;
  • Good communication skills and ability to operate at multiple levels, attention to detail
  • Has experience of managing senior stakeholders and ability to build strong relationships
  • Collaborative style with ability to quickly build trust and credibility;
  • Good understanding of project management and business analysis best practices, methodologies and the project lifecycle
  • Strong delivery focus.
  • IB Sales & Trading experience including an understanding of conflicts of interest, trading controls, control frameworks, risk management & regulatory demands

Role Responsibilities:

Work with COOs, CCOs, Financial Crime Compliance, Middle Office and other stakeholders to design a set of controls as part of a Conduct Framework to address gaps identified during the risk assessment process in relation to Anti Money Laundering controls within Markets;

Work with the above-mentioned stakeholders to define an agreed set of detailed requirements, facilitating workshops to elicit requirements and to facilitate agreement where divergent opinions are raised;

Work with External Vendor & Internal Technology teams to define an implementation plan and determine how the implementation can be optimized and/ or phased to put effective controls in place efficiently. Identify appropriate technology solutions to enhance control and determine where interim tactical solutions are required;

Draft clear and concise procedures that provide effective guidance for Control Owners and Compliance to communicate and reinforce procedure change.

Ensure all assessment, design and implementation activities engage an appropriate and complete set of stakeholders across relevant Markets product groups and supporting infrastructure functions and are performed within the defined scope of the programme and support its objectives;

Support the Programme Manager and relevant Programme Leadership Team in the creation of the appropriate programme communications for multiple levels of stakeholders;

Work with the MCM Programme Manager to ensure adequate delivery plans are defined and agreed with the relevant stakeholders, ensuring planning is performed at the appropriate level such that all stakeholders involved in the production of deliverables are engaged and clearly understand how their contribution meets the objectives and benefits targeted by the wider programme;

Actively identify, assess and manage risks and issues that arise in defining a control framework for conflicts, ensuring they are monitored and managed appropriately to minimise impact on delivery, escalating as required

Provide status reporting including visibility on status against milestones, and transparency of risks and issues.