Business Analyst (Project Pounamu) - 6 month contract

BNP Paribas
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive salary
23 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Position Purpose

The Business Analyst within Banking Service Operations will work on projects involving the business and operations, and carry out feasibility studies in conjunction with the business. The successful candidate will support change requests, new products and projects in line with the strategy of BNP Paribas Securities Services. The role will work closely with internal Client Delivery and Product teams in Sydney as well as in the Asia-Pacific region and will require a motivated, results focused person that has excellent analytical and communication skills (both written and verbal). They are effective interpersonally and have a demonstrated capability at dealing with different levels of stakeholders. They are quick learners and are confident to deal with all matters that can be required by projects across Risk, Legal & Compliance, Finance, IT and Operations.

The role will be particularly focused on:
  • Feasibility study for a new Branch set up in New Zealand
  • Understand the Banking requirements to operate as a bank in New Zealand
  • Operating model design incorporating regulatory requirements
  • Scope, define and engage with impacted business units to build business case
  • Document business process maps of proposed state including system infrastructure

Key Responsibilities

Business Analysis

  • Ability to define the business problem or opportunity with respect to the business drivers.
  • Ability to see the 'big picture' to proactively identify additional requirements not explicitly provided
  • Engage stakeholders to establish a common understanding of the business needs and work cohesively with the project team
  • Identify and correctly translate business needs into business requirements
  • Perform detailed analysis to outline problems and opportunities and assist with defining solutions
  • Organise and resolve any conflicting information
  • Prioritise requirements and translate into realistic timelines
  • Ensure any system requirements are consistent with the business need, relating deliverables and acceptance criteria back to the requirements
  • Gather all the necessary inputs and perform comprehensive review to fully understand the requirements, specifications, applicable standards etc.

Organisational & Business Process Design

  • Gain a firm understanding of the impacts on People, Process and Technology.
  • Ensure a common understanding and commitment across stakeholders to all aspects of the project including objectives, scope, risks and benefits
  • Accurately document the as-is and to-be state of the process design
  • Organising and assisting with UAT

Business Readiness Activities

  • Contribute to the documentation of new business procedures or changes to existing business procedures as a result of the project implementation.
  • Contribute to the update of Risk and Control Matrices, Service Level Agreements and Business Continuity plans.


  • Appropriately apply the required development and project methodology
  • Comply with audit and security requirements
  • Complete mandatory BNPP training

Competencies (Technical / Behavioural)


  • 5+ years business analysis experience within the Financial Services Industry
  • Experience in Operating Model design with an understanding of regulatory framework, reporting requirements and related system infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of Custody, Clearing and Treasury functions with awareness of current industry practice
  • Knowledge of project methodology
  • Knowledge of process analysis, design and testing methods


    • Accountability: The Business Analyst must be accountable for what they produce and able to track to completeness
    • Attention to detail: Ensures accuracy and implements processes to ensure quality of output. Ensures high personal standards in all areas of work.
    • Problem solving: Gathers and analyses information and uses it to develop effective solutions to difficult problems or situations
    • Client Focus: Complete commitment to provide professional, intelligent and timely responses to internal and external clients' needs and to changes in the market.
    • Communication: Write, speak and present information effectively, relevantly and in a timely fashion
    • Negotiation & conflict resolution: Negotiates or mediates sound agreements in situations where there is disagreement or differences in interests
    • Innovation: Develop and implement original ideas, approaches and solutions to typical, unusual or difficult situations or problems
    • Collaboration and team work: Develops and maintains a good working relationship with others. Provide support to other team members and seeks the same from others.
    • Strategic thinking: Understands the business, and anticipates business needs, reflecting this in the approach to current solutions
    • Proactive: Willing to assist in problems and activities even if it falls outside the word specific area of their job description. A team player who realises the importance of delivering the business solution and can overcome challenges to achieve this

Primary Location: AU-NSW-Sydney
Job Type: Fixed Term
Education Level: Other Degrees / Certifications / Vocational, Technical or Professional Qualifications
Experience Level: At least 5 years
Reference: C D000246

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