End of Day Independent Price Business Analysis Lead - AVP


End of Day Independent Price Business Analysis Lead - AVP

Job Title: End of Day Independent Price Business Analysis Lead - AVP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £65000 - £85,000 + bonus + bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: PW67245
Contact Name: Phillip Wood
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 27, 2017 18:26

Job Description

You will be joining GVG (Global Valuation Group) which is a centralised function of over 200+ professionals within Finance responsible for the independent valuation of balance sheet positions for the Global Markets (GM).

As part of the firm’s Valuation Control process, GVG acts as a specialised function to ensure that the trading portfolios are independently priced at fair value. In addition, GVG acts as subject matter expert and internal advisor to other Finance teams on Valuation-related topics, providing independent supporting analysis.  


Key Responsibilities:


  • Working with the business to define an end-to end, cross-functional Target Operating Model, focusing on strategic Valuation Control process
  • Engaging with multiple functions, including Front Office, Finance, Market Risk and GBS Line and Change teams in relation to the project
  • Communicating concepts both verbally and via documentation to Accountants, Traders, Quants and Risk Managers and defending or challenging their validity 
  • Co-ordinating requirements gathering across multiple functions and regions
  • Providing thought leadership within own area of responsibility and the Business Analyst profession 
  • Liaising with Programme / Project Managers, Client, Functional Analysts and Developers to ensure the Information Technology build is in line with the business requirements raised
  • Defining testing requirements together with the Test Manager / Lead
  • Undertaking project support and test management duties subject to experience / demand
  • Undertaking quality assurance of project deliverables. This requires a deep understanding of valuation principles, products, markets and models
  • Adding real value to GVG; both in terms of strategic change, but also more immediate benefits in process efficiency as well as control. This means looking at current solutions within business lines and at how they can be integrated into a single cohesive process


Skills and Qualifications


  • Educated to Bachelor’s Degree level (or equivalent qualification / work experience)
  • Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Association of Certified Chartered Accountants  (ACCA) / Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) (part-)qualified (or equivalent qualification / work experience)
  • Front-to-back business analysis exposure with a clear understanding of a target state from a Valuation Control perspective
  • Relevant Business Analysis experience with demonstrable requirements gathering and business writing skills
  • Knowledge of Process mapping tools and techniques and the ability to build use cases
  • Detailed knowledge of financial instrument valuation and risks measurement in a complex product area. In addition, working knowledge of derivatives pricing models and analytic libraries would be beneficial
  • Analytical and problem solving experience and flexibility regarding problem solving
  • The ability to translate complex quantitative problems in simple terms for other less quantitative members of the business
  • Experience of producing detailed analysis to demanding deadlines and clearly communicating the result to Key Stakeholders including senior management, wider Finance team, Front Office, Risk, Auditors and Regulators
  • A self-motivated, pro-active and enthusiastic team player. An enquiring mind and an analytical, yet practical, mindset in addressing and resolving issues. Good organisational and communication skills with the ability to see the big picture and take pragmatic decisions
  • Experience of driving strategic and regulatory change within Run the Bank, managing discrete business analysis efforts and directing junior resources
  • An ability to demonstrate that your approach is consistent with the firm’s Values and Beliefs

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