Senior Business Analyst

Company: BMO Financial Group
Job type: Full-time
Salary:
N/D

Our business unit supports all project delivery activities for Capital Markets Middle Office and Derivative Operations teams for both systems and process improvements. The incumbent will work with multiple Capital Markets and technology business partner from middle and back offices to support several derivative product groups throughout BMO. They will globally support the development and implementation of strategic directives, new business opportunities, product initiatives, and service developments for the Derivative Operations areas of the business. The successful candidate will be expected to be a self-starter, able to work independently, and must have knowledge of the operational aspects of OTC derivatives and hands on experience with Calypso configuration.

Accountability

•Identifies the business needs for new and enhanced products, services, and business processes, clarifies technology and process requirements to identify gaps

•Act as Project Delivery’s lead representative for Capital Markets Middle Office and Derivative Operations in the management of business initiatives

•Lead operation streams in large initiatives relating to new product setup or new systems including configuration, migration, testing and change management.

•Capture, analyze, and document business requirements to ensure the quality of the output, as well as provide direction for business stakeholders

•Create, implement, and execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) plans, and recommend actions related to the results.

•For large, complex problems, facilitate large group requirements gathering sessions with stakeholders from different LOBs to ensure that all impacted parties have an opportunity to express their needs.

•Builds, sustains, and leverages relationships and people networks across business functions, business partners, and external organizations to ensure a cooperative and productive environment.

•Provides consultancy, collaborates with business partners and provides advice to business partners on system automation, usability of technology and supports for process improvements

•Creates presentations tracking status updates for their portfolio of projects, hot topics and strategic developments including but not limited to senior management updates or presentations

•Represent Global Product Operations and/or Capital Markets middle office on projects and initiatives to provide business-specific context, information and analysis on proposed changes. Initiatives may include the development and implementation of new/ revised products, new systems or enhancements, new/ revised processes in support of internal efficiencies and industry regulatory changes.

•Responsible for troubleshooting process or configuration issues and implementing configuration changes in support of trading systems (with strong emphasis on Calypso) for middle and back office initiatives.


Knowledge and Skills
•Must be able to operate in a high paced environment and deliver high quality results on short notice.
•Must have configuration and/or operational experience with Calypso.
•Endur, Imagine, SwapOne, Trader-EH, GMI, GlobalOne experience is a nice to have.
•Demonstrates advanced time management, relationship management, communication, negotiation, and strong interpersonal skills to work with business stakeholders and make appropriate recommendations in a high pressure environment.
•Is proactive, independent, has high energy, and a, “step-up and do it,” attitude.
•Is able to manage change and cope with complex and ambiguous situations.
•Solid problem solving and analytical skills.
•Advanced presentation creation and delivery skills to management stakeholders.
•Ability to learn new skills, talents and knowledge quickly.
•Is capable of managing 5 deliverable tasks or more at a time with verifying priorities.
•Accounting or Operations experience in a capital markets area is an asset.

Requirements
•Possesses a university degree and 8+ years progressive business analysis/operations support, supporting enterprise-wide projects.
•Possesses advanced business knowledge in the Product Operations or Trading Products areas of Capital markets.
•Advanced knowledge of project management and system development life cycle.
•Is experienced in practical application development and/or client solution delivery.
•Is familiar with business assessment tools (e.g., feasibility studies, requirements documentation, workflow diagrams, and current state analysis/needs assessments).
•Understands and is familiar with the application of techniques associated with process modeling and data modeling.
•Strong knowledge of and experience working with Derivative Operations and/or Capital Markets Middle Office.
•Preferences for candidates that hold or are in pursuit of designations such as MBA/CFA/CBAP/PMP are a strong positive.
•Advanced Knowledge of Calypso is a must with emphasis on back office processing and configuration.

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At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do - helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future-the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one - for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at https://bmocareers.com.

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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