Senior Business Analyst (Front Office) - Brexit Programme

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Contract, Full time
  • Nomura
  • 19 Jul 18 2018-07-19

Senior Business Analyst: Business & Booking Model- Brexit Programme

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com

Department overview:

The Programme Delivery team, within the Portfolio Office, is responsible for the delivery of cross-functional, global programmes. Based in the Headquarters function, the team provides consistent governance and oversight and is not functionally aligned, thereby ensuring impartiality when servicing multiple functions.

The team works very closely with Risk, Finance, Ops and GM Change teams, which consist of full time project managers and business analysts with responsibility for delivering mainly function-specific projects. All teams work closely with their stakeholders and sponsors in the line and maintain close working relationships with Technology partners, both internal and external.

Role description:

  • Responsible for understanding Execution/Transaction Processes and Booking Flows; working with Front Office/Legal/Compliance/Middle Office/Finance in identifying necessary changes; documenting processes, controls and requirements; teaming with IT and Operations to deliver solutions against project deadlines
  • Responsible for working with Front Office representatives locally on specified tasks, including:
    • Analysis & documentation of current processes, controls, and functions
    • Preparation of future state proposals
    • Documentation of detailed business requirements and/or functional specifications
    • Seeking and incorporating advice from Corporate Functions necessary to ensure a controlled and in-regulation environment
    • Impact assessment, training, and Go-Live support
    • Assessment and management of risks and issues: clear documentation and appropriate escalation to the PMs and the wider project team
  • Present to the Working Group, as appropriate, and escalate issues via the appropriate project and programme governance structures
  • Both attend and lead frequent meetings with the Project Team, Technology, SMEs and stakeholders

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • Essential to have experience of working with the Front Office on major change programmes, either at an Investment Bank or in Consulting, with a solid understanding of standard flows and products
  • Ability to assimilate, translate and communicate business concepts and requirements
  • Strong stakeholder management in order to drive the project forward and ensure milestones are met
  • Experience of working with stakeholders to understand their requirements for change
  • Attention to detail and high quality standards relating to documentation, processes and the control environment
  • Enjoys the technical detail of financial transactions and how there should be structured/booked/controlled. (understanding of the mathematics of pricing them is not necessary)
  • Confident self-starter who can work under pressure, using their own initiative and with the drive to work to aggressive deadlines and to see tasks through to completion.
  • Excellent communicator and influencer, able to build relationships with colleagues at all levels from a range of departments, business areas and cultures
  • Desire to challenge existing processes and drive forward change
  • Initiative and ability to think laterally
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Competent in MS Office products