Business Analyst

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto ON

Business Analyst


  • Engages business clients to elicit business requirements and understand objectives and works with business and solution teams to ensure that solutions being delivered meet their business intent and provide business value
  • Produces business analysis related documentation, functional specifications, current and future state processes and workflows, and solution specifications to a high-quality standard
  • Conceives, proposes and facilitates the selection of viable functional solution alternatives
  • Documents the flow and transformation of data from enterprise to risk data repositories
  • Demonstrates requirements traceability and, where appropriate, leads the User Acceptance phase of initiatives (define strategy, plan, approve test cases, oversee execution). Works with Business, Product Owner, Solutions Engineering and QA to ensure built solutions meet stated requirements
  • Participates in the initiation and planning of new projects including facilitating the definition of objectives, scope, BA approach and WBS as well as provides work estimates
  • Works with Development and QA teams to develop test plans and ensure they understand the business requirements and are able to test solutions appropriately
  • Works with Agile delivery teams to map user stories and define user acceptance criteria for work packages
  • Contributes to the operation and improvement of the delivery team
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in identifying and calling out risks and issues


  • Asset would be one or more of: CFA, FRM, MBA or CBAP; Process improvement methodology accreditation
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in one or more of the following roles:(Senior) Business Analyst or Business Consultant or BSA or Risk Analyst Product Manager or Product Owner
  • Experience with the following technologies is an asset: FIS Adaptiv, PL/SQL, MS SQL, Multi-dimensional Database, Jira, Bloomberg Terminal, Excel Power Pivot, MS Visio
  • Experience with financial instruments valuation and risk calculation, risk management technologies, approaches and practices (including Liquidity Risk, Market Risk, Credit Risk, financial modeling and Monte Carlo simulations)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in risk measurement methodologies (VaR, Sensitivities, Option Greeks, Stress Testing)
  • Experience of relative risk valuation with benchmark is an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of institutional investment products including: Exchange-traded products, Derivatives and/or Private and Alternative Investments
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate and complete tasks to meet deadlines
  • Superb communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, collaborating effectively with business, delivery and technology partners
  • Experience collaborating with product-oriented delivery and technology teams to deliver solutions that take on business problems and meet business requirements
  • Robust understanding of agile and waterfall project management delivery methodologies and the difference between needs and wants


  • University degree or equivalent experience (Business/Finance, Financial Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering)

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