Senior Financial Systems Analyst (F / M)
Following strong organic growth we are on the lookout for bright individuals to join our team; individuals who are smart, motivated and want to deliver excellence in fund and corporate services.
Since our inception in 2001 we have placed a strong emphasis on the personal and professional development of our employees, providing an opportunity for individuals to truly progress and shine.
This investment in the people behind our services has paid off and we are proud to have maintained an industry-leading employee retention rate for over ten years.
Reports to Financial Systems Manager
The purpose of this position is to assist in the design and implementation of the core financial system framework, including processes and reporting systems, to enable the team to expand service offering throughout the Group.
Key responsibilities :
Business as usual
Interpret accounting and administration requirements, design and implement solutions to requirements and configuration of the systems to meet the demands of our clients
Complete more complex Service Requests and Incidents raised via the support desk (Ivanti) or enhancements raised through other means, including projects and keeping client teams appraised of progress
Ensure reporting lines are completing workloads in a timely manner and keeping client teams appraised of progress
Review the work undertaken by more junior members of the team, and peers to ensure quality and consistency in delivery and approach
Application and report testing (System Integration Testing) and reconciliation activities in line with testing strategy, providing relevant evidence and documentation
Document changes to system and process, incorporate training materials and design test cases to support the evidence that accompany the change
Communicate clearly with other members of the team and members of the client facing teams, both verbally and in writing, when gathering or explaining requirements, providing resolutions etc.
Consideration of scalable solutions, and to maintaining a core configuration, with continual group improvements
Give consideration of development needs for junior team members from findings on reviews and to work with their line manager to agree a plan for training
Support with the development, testing and implementation of system enhancements and defect resolution in conjunction with the business lead, technical lead and project manager
Own the end to end process surrounding a project, from gathering and documenting requirements, developing solutions, testing, deployment and closure documentation including accompanying user guides
Gather requirements for reports, working with the reporting team, contractors, or independently to develop reports, with a consideration for opportunities to create a core (group wide) solution which can be rolled out to service multiple clients
Collaborate with various departments to deliver a solution which benefits the business and meets the needs of the group
Skills, knowledge and expertise :
Strong technical financial services industry knowledge, including accountancy background.
Part or fully qualified in a relevant professional qualification (ACCA, ACA, ICSA or relevant IT qualification) and prior business experience in private equity or real assets
Advanced PC skills notably MS Office suite (MS Word and MS Excel) as well as a familiarity with programming languages such as VBA and VBScript, SAS and Transact-SQL
Project management experience, or qualifications
Excellent interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues, clients and business contacts
Previous working experience with eFront FIA, or with private equity using equivalent systems
General problem solving and methodical approach
Genuine interest in technology and systems
Strong A Level or Degree qualifications
We will provide the training, both in house for relevant technical knowledge and also professional qualifications to enhance your professional development.
You will need to be quick to learn new systems and great with people, as close working relationships between our colleagues and clients is at the heart of what we do.