AVP - Business Analyst

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Employment Type:
Date Added:
June 01, 2015

Palace Gate is seeking an AVP/Business Analyst for our premier client in Chicago, IL. This is a fulltime opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Supporting client in the areas of Market/Reference data and asset classes such as Equities, Fixed Income and Derivatives to fulfill the mission and strategic goals of the organization

· Conduct Business Analysis, Project Management and demonstrate a strong understanding for Relational Database and Business Intelligence tools

· Assist in maintaining a repository for all current system and vendor findings/deviations.

· Serve as a senior level resource in the area of Business Analyses and Project Management to the organization with a strong IT and business background in the areas of Financial Services and Relational Database

Technical Skills

  • Broad knowledge of IT, including experience in SDLC, Business Systems Analysis, and Waterfall/Agile project methodologies
  • Advanced MS Excel and MS Project experience
  • Strong understanding of relational and multidimensional data modeling, exposure to one or more database platforms (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle) and business intelligence/reporting tools (Microsoft SSRS, Tableau, etc.)

Required experience

  • Qualified candidates will have at least 8 years of experience working as a hands-on Business Analyst in an IT organization within the Investment Management industry in one or more areas of the following areas- Securities Pricing & Valuation, Investment Performance & Attribution, and Investment Risk Management
  • Must have demonstrable understanding of Market/Reference data and multiple asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • In addition to current Business Analyst skills qualified candidates must have experience with project management
  • Experience with one of more of the following- Eagle, FactSet, Barra Portfolio Manager, Bloomberg, Investment/Fund Accounting system an added plus

Professional Experience and Background

· 8 plus years of experience in IT as a Business Analyst and Project Manager with extensive knowledge of Financial Services specifically Securities Pricing &Valuation, Investment Performance and attribution, Investment Risk Management

· Experience working closely with IT and the Business Users such as Fund and Portfolio Managers

Education and Training

· Bachelor’s Degree

· Master’s degree and financial certifications are preferred

Personal Attributes

· Must be a proactive self-starter

· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to communicate across organizations from IT to the business

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and ware multiple hats

Qualified candidates may send their resume to: jennifer@palacegatecorp.com

Our client provides out standing benefits and opportunities for career advancement!

Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting and full-time placement firm that is committed to the success of our clients and our talented placements alike. Palace Gate is consistent in matching the right people with right opportunity. Our company approach is simple: understand our clients’ requirements, business needs and cultures in order to quickly identify the best resources to meet those needs and achieve business success. Palace Gate Corporation offers full medical and dental insurance, 401K, as well as weekly direct deposit.

For more information or to view all our open jobs please visit www.palacegatecorp.com