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Business Analyst - London and NAR

Contract

Standard / Permanent

Location

IN-MH-Mumbai

Job function

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Reference

CIB001959

 

Job Description: Business Analyst (Accounting / General Ledger)

 

BNP Paribas Group

BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com), is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the strongest  banks in the world (Rated AA by Standard & Poor's i.e. 3rd rating on a scale of 22).Headquartered in France, BNP Paribas has one of the largest international networks with operations in more than 80 countries and 200,000 employees. Its three core businesses are:

•       Corporate and Investment Banking

•       Retail Banking

•       Investment Solutions

   

BNP Paribas India Solutions Pvt Ltd.

BNP Paribas India Solutions (BNPPISPL) is a global delivery centre for BNP Paribas Group; BNPPISPL provides IT Solutions, BPO and Knowledge Services to the international Corporate and Investment Banking business of BNP Paribas Group.

 

Job and Person Specification

 

Job Role

Business Analyst / Senior Business Analyst

Location

Mumbai

Department

Finance shared service

Shift Timings , if any:

General ,EMEA (as required)

Job Purpose :

To ensure that the candidate performs the Business analysis and requirements on Accounting application and has worked on General Ledger system

Key Responsibilities :

·         Liaising with users for requirements gathering, UAT and migration testing up to successful delivery of the end product.

·         Co-ordinate closely with the functional and business users and understand system functionalities and testing requirements.

·         Partnering with Business users in conducting interviews with Business users to understand the requirements

·         Collecting and analyzing user requirements and business processes.

·         Developing functional specification for delivery to IT.

·         Performing system testing to ensure that development is in line with functional specification.

·         Liaising with counterparts in IT and PMO organizations in New York, New Jersey, London, Mumbai and Paris.

·         Ensuring on-time quality delivery of all activities assigned.

·         Providing users with Subject Matter Expertise for Finance processes & systems.

·         Evidencing of the Requirements with the Test Cases

·         Prepare Test Plan with scenarios and Test Cases, detailing the Test Steps

·         Identify and gather test data from various sources

·         Execute test cases and record results

·         To plan, track and report progress of Test phase

·         To co-ordinate with the stakeholders on sign off and approval of user requirement, Test cases and Test results

Candidate Requirements for the role:

 

•      Education Background:

-        MBA in Finance, Bachelor of Commerce, Master in Commerce, Bachelor in Science

•      #years of experience:

-        4 to 7 years of experience in business and system analysis (gathering requirements, creating system specifications) in the financial services industry.

-        4 to 7 years of experience in testing of General Ledger accounting schemas and reporting.

-        4 to 7 years of experience supporting accounting systems or implementing interfaces with accounting systems (i.e. upstream to general ledger) in the financial services industry.

-        Good understanding of banking products (Corporate Banking and/or Capital Markets).

•      Technical knowledge & Skills:    

-        Good knowledge of Accounting concepts, General Ledger and Capital Market

-        Comfortable with basic office tools (Lotus Notes, MS Word, Outlook)

-        Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft skills (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)

•      Preferred Industry / Domain experience :

-        Former experiences within a Finance function in Banking and Financial Services

-        Prior experience in BFSI Domain (Accounting, General Ledger or Capital Market)

•      Behavioural Skills / Competencies:

-        Good communication skill (Verbal and Written)

-        Listening skills to elicit the user requirement and

-        Good analytical skills to perform analysis

-        Ability to plan, design, prepare and execute test cases (Manual and Automated)

-        Traceability Matrix (Ability to map requirements and specifications to test cases and vice versa)

-        Ability to analyse business functions and identify test scenarios (positive, negative, stress, regression, performance testing)

-        Understanding of testing principles and practices and

-        Ability to communicate effectively with Finance and IT teams

-        Ability to work with tight deadlines

-        Experience in working in Onsite – Offshore environment

-        Knowledge of JIRA and Service Now