Senior Business Systems Analyst

Published February 20th, 2024

Position Summary
The Business Systems Analyst will actively support the firm providing both business and systems analysis.  This position is an analyst role requiring process and project management capabilities.  The Business Analyst will serve as liaison between IT and business end-users for the development of strategic technology projects.

This position routinely handles confidential information, while maintaining a high level of customer service.  Integrity, discretion, and respect for confidential information are absolutely essential.

Responsibilities Include

  • Demonstrate ability to partner with business units, systems infrastructure team, and application developers in the communication of required functionality of a new system or enhanced functionality in an existing application.
  • Review/analyze a business environment and identify productivity initiatives that bring value to the business or provide cost savings.
  • Elicit, document and manage business requirements.
  • Set meeting agendas, document meeting minutes, and track/resolve action items including providing status to teams and project managers.
  • Work closely with the technical team and business to ensure that developed functionality meets requirements.
  • Work with the business teams on all areas of implementation, including process and procedure description, test case development, process testing, training, measurement and reporting.
  • Participate in a variety of small, medium and large scale technology projects with time-line up to approximately 12 months with guidance.  Smaller projects could entail a leadership capacity.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Math, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
  • 2-4 years Business Systems Analyst experience, preferably in a Financial Services firm.
  • Knowledge of financial software development and use of databases, with strong desire to learn and work with database structures and SQL compatible reporting tools.
  • Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills with the ability to convey information to internal and external clients in a clear, focused and concise manner.
  • Experience and understanding of business process reengineering, business systems development and analysis, and workflow analysis.
  • Experience with AddVantage (FIS System), GreenHill, Profx, OneSource, FactSet, eDocs DM & Charles River is a plus.
  • Strong aptitude to self-start projects and to take ownership of every facet of projects through completion while multi-tasking on other initiatives.
Key Skills

  • Must be able to learn new concepts within a complex and demanding environment.
  • Must be willing and able to “own” the process and take responsibility for meeting challenging deadlines.   This will require flexibility in hours from time to time.
  • Have both a strong work ethic and a sense of “getting it right”.
  • Solid customer service skills.
  • Be a self-starter who is able to organize and manage own workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a “can do” attitude and be willing to do whatever it takes, consistent with the expectations for everyone else in the office.

Reporting & Classification
The Business Systems Analyst reports to the Head of Business Analysis & Development. This is an exempt position and is required to work Monday through Friday.  It may necessitate flexibility in hours, from time to time, with little or no advance notice.

Work Location
This role is required to work from our Boston, MA office three days per week, with the option to work remotely two days per week with manager approval. Remote work eligibility and in-office work requirements are subject to change and are evaluated as part of the firm’s Remote Workplace Program.

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