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Job Overview

Finance Business Analyst

Location: London, United Kingdom Salary: £450 -£550
Type: Contract Start Date:
Posted: 6 months ago Contact: Connor Ivie

We are working on behalf of a global tier 1 bank which is based in London. They are seeking a finance change workstream lead to join the business wide regulatory change programme. Our client is looking for a workstream lead who has had project management experience, the candidate will be have responsibilities in planning out the project then tracking and monitoring the progress. 

Overall purpose of role 

  • Responsible for the successful delivery of projects to plan, budget and agreed quality and governance standards. The role typically requires managing small- to medium-scale projects or small to medium scale workstreams within larger projects or programmes typically < £1.5m 
  • Manages project team engaged throughout the full delivery lifecycle. Delivery of project(s) supporting the business strategy from business case through to initiation, requirement analysis, design, build, testing, implementation and closure 
  • Manages the project end to end including the IT elements of delivery (where applicable). 
  • Co-ordinate and plan analysis tasks and resources for one or more components of a Programme or Foundation and manage analysis teams. 
  • Recruitment and training of analysis team for one or more components of the Programme or Foundation. 


Key Accountabilities 

Vision, Strategy and Direction: 

  • Demonstrates an understanding of strategy set by leadership team 
  • References the strategy in supporting decision making with the team. 

RAIDS: 

  • Identifies, assesses and manages project risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies, escalating as appropriate via the agreed governance framework. 

Change Control: 

  • Controls the scope of projects, ensuring that rigorous change control is exercised. 

Planning: 

  • Ensures that realistic detailed project plans are prepared and maintained, providing regular and accurate reports on progress against plan to stakeholders as appropriate 
  • Ensure project dependencies and assumptions are factored into the planning process. 

Governance and Reporting: 

  • Define and implement governance and reporting structure appropriate for the project 
  • Establish and run working group or steerco meetings (as appropriate) 
  • Ensures projects meet the desired requirements of Accountable Executives and that acceptance and handover to business as usual are managed against agreed acceptance criteria and to a defined plan 
  • Ensures that all project status reporting is accurate, informative and timely, and directly provides progress reports as agreed as part of the governance framework at agreed intervals. 


Business Analysis: 

  • Produce requirements and design proposals to design authority, setting the quality threshold for team output. 
  • Working across multiple smaller projects managing small analysis teams on each (up to a total of 10 BA's across projects) 
  • Act as a reviewer and quality gate for analysis output for one or more components of a programme or foundation. 
  • Challenge IT to ensure designs are addressing the user requirements and the root cause. 
  • Participation in the process from design authority approval to functional design completion ensuring the functionality/benefits envisaged are delivered. 
  • Recognise changes within sphere of control which are liable to impact other systems / work streams and communicate effectively 
  • Set the team work ethic, dynamic, attitude through effective management, setting an example and acting as a benchmark. 
  • Oversee BA's during the testing cycle and own the resolution of defects pertaining to requirement and design. 
  • Articulate and present commercial effectiveness of proposed functional designs within a Programme or Foundation. 


Decision-making and Problem Solving: 

  • Actively supports their team in maximising the effective use of time, resource and budget management 
  • Ensures systematic problem solving by their team where options are evaluated and decisions align with the values. 
  • Ensures their team to understand the requirements and perspectives of stakeholders and integrate into their understanding of complex situations. 
  • Adapts to changing requirements, re-prioritising and changing course as necessary, supporting their team in making any necessary changes. 
  • Ensures the team’s decisions are made with consideration of the short and long-term impact on key stakeholders.