Business Analyst (AVP)

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
28 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
The Business Analyst is an intermediate management-level position responsible for liaising between business users and technologists to exchange information in a concise, logical and understandable way in coordination with the Technology team. The overall objective of this role is to contribute to continuous iterative exploration and investigation of business performance and other measures to gain insight and drive business planning.

  • Manage a team of business analysts supporting one large system or multiple systems and contribute to planning, resource planning, budget management and formulation of procedures
  • Consult with business end users to ensure appropriate integration of functions to meet goals and define necessary system enhancements to deploy new projects and process enhancements
  • Assist system change processes from requirements through implementation by providing technical knowledge to ensure efficiency
  • Evaluate performance and make recommendations for pay increases, hiring, terminations and other personnel actions as duties as assigned, including performing quality control activities
  • Work with internal parties to achieve business goals and negotiate with external parties as needed
  • Provide evaluative judgments based on analysis of information in complicated and unique situations
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.


  • 5-8 years of relevant experience
  • Proven interpersonal, collaboration, diplomatic, influencing, planning and organizational skills
  • Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to effectively use complex analytical, interpretive and problem-solving techniques
  • Proven relationship management skills to partner and influence across organizational lines
  • Demonstrated ability to be work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines with proactive, decisiveness and flexibility


  • Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree preferred

Job Background/Context:

The Equities Risk Technology Team globally supports the Equities Front Office Risk Management systems, providing the business with capabilities to manage intra-day and overnight risk and PNL of positions, as well as the full lifecycle of derivatives products. The organization is undertaking a complete revamp of the platform, in order to support business expansion plans, to close the gap to competition. Extensive analysis of challenging business problems and transparent, efficient project management of a complex technical eco-system are vital to the success of the overall strategy.

Job Purpose:

This is a high visibility position to drive the initiation and execution of the global book of work of Equity Derivatives Lifecycle program. In this capacity, the successful candidate will partner with technology and business organizations to deliver initiatives that will allow to facilitate business growth, improve controls, and significantly increase automation of trading flows.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Deliver in depth business analysis focused on accuracy and detail covering all aspects of:
    • Requirements gathering
    • Use case capture & documentation
    • Process & workflow documentation & re-engineering
    • Data analysis
    • Problem definition
  • Ensure the Equity Team meets internal Citi BA/PM & SDLC standards.
  • Provide clear, concise and accurate Communications at all stages of a project.
  • Report statuses, next steps and issues/risks
  • Assist Equity IT to deliver to schedule & resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Test case definition and testing co-ordination across multiple areas, products and regions in conjunction with QA counterparts.

Development Value:

This is great opportunity to help transform Equities Derivatives systems into an integrated, best-in-class platform that will represent technology response to growing business ambitions in the face of industry/regulatory challenges

  • 3+ years of working in the field of Finance Technology in a BA or Data Analyst capacity
  • Good knowledge of Derivative products, preferably Equities
  • Understanding of the trade lifecycle from inception to maturity
  • Previous experience in of the full project lifecycle
  • Proven delivery track of complex global projects
  • Basic knowledge of data modelling
  • Ability to navigate a database and use SQL to extract data
  • Knowledge of XML is desirable but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of Excel, Visio, JIRA & Confluence

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Strong SQL is essential
  • Minimum of a basic understanding of data modelling & object orientation
  • Detail oriented with a passion for maintaining standards.
  • Ability to work in a highly organized and structured manner
  • Capable of working effectively with teams across multiple regions
  • Good communicator with strong inter-personal skills.
  • Self-motivated with an enthusiastic and proactive approach.
  • Ability to negotiate and find conflict resolution

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance and/or Technology
  • Courses/advanced degree in Finance would be a plus

Job Family Group:

Job Family:
Business Analysis / Client Services

Time Type:

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