Our client, a leading financial company is hiring a Conversions Consultant/Business Analyst with Corporate Actions on a contract basis.
Delivery of Asset Servicing conversions, participating in all phases i.e. scoping, data integration / configuration definition, user testing support, training and migration activities.
Scoping – working with our clients to define and document the usage of our core Asset Servicing solution.
Data Integration / Configuration Definition – working with our clients to define upstream and downstream data integration mapping, and any associated configuration to support the client’s business.
User Testing Support – closely supporting our clients through user testing, issue/defect management and advising on best-practice usage of the solution and Asset Servicing processes.
Training – providing both internal and external client training which includes preparing material and providing product demonstrations.
Migration – working with our clients to define the approach of migrating data from their legacy system(s) to our target Asset Servicing solution.
Collaboration – working closely with internal (incl. remote) teams on delivery of conversions activities, and providing mentoring/guidance to junior members of the team.
Travel – ability to travel to client site where required to support delivery of Conversions activities.
Continual Improvement – actively monitoring and reviewing the conversions processes and driving initiatives to continually improve them.
Experience of working on Asset Servicing platforms (either in-house or vendor solutions) in an Investment Banking or Hedge Fund environment.
Subject matter expertise in all areas of Asset Servicing including Dividends, Coupons, Tax and Corporate Actions (Mandatory and Elective) announcements and processing
A thorough understanding of the Asset Servicing lifecycle and components including –
Event capture (multi-source)
Data quality / data cleansing
Position and Transaction types
Entitlement processing including trade generation and resulting ledger postings
Product knowledge covering Equity, Fixed Income
Experience of large scale projects and good understanding of the full project lifecycle and Governance/Milestone
Experience of working in an agile environment and performing testing
Excellent organization and communication skills with the ability to interface effectively with internal and external clients in both the business and technology
Ability to handle multiple work streams and assignments simultaneously, able to lead implementations and work as part of a team
Ability to understand and challenge the detail
Data analysis including use of SQL