Business Analyst Associate

  • Job Reference: CLR1604121
  • Salary: £┬úCompetitive
  • Location: London
  • Contact: Jamie Smith on +44 (0) 20 3150 1032 or

Role Purpose

The purpose of this role is to conduct analysis, testing and coordinate allocated projects within the project portfolio.

Working as part of a focussed cross functional Agile delivery team, there may be a requirement to take on duties to cover for Product Managers/Owners on occasion, and in some cases taking on elements of the Product Owner role more permanently.


Key Responsibilities

  • Delivery of analysis, testing and project coordination of allocated project work, across all products and services.
  • Responsible for task managing and guiding less experienced team members working on joint initiatives where required.
  • Runs projects in accordance with the agreed processes.
  • Able to follow and suggest improvements to both a disciplined product development process and agile development methodology.
  • Able to draw on the experience of previous client-led initiatives in order to shape approach to assigned work.
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises and devises contingency plans.
  • Documents business requirements and produces other business-technical documentation to a high level of quality.
  • Play a lead role in the creation of Epics, User Stories and Acceptance criteria for assigned initiatives, taking a collaborative, inclusive approach.
  • Able to critically assess information supplied by stakeholders.
  • Aids the creation of Business Cases where required, ensuring the accuracy of source material.
  • Troubleshoots, and supports the troubleshooting of others, effectively.
  • Commercial, results-oriented mindset, with a keen eye for revenues and costs.


Technical Knowledge

The technical knowledge required for the Business Analysis function as a whole includes but is not limited to:

  • Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)
  • UML
  • Data modelling
  • SQL server
  • Industry messaging protocols, including: FiX, ISO15022, ISO20022, XML, JSON, CSV
  • Microsoft office suite
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Salesforce
  • Software development lifecycle in an Agile environment
  • Behaviour Driven Development and use of gherkin syntax


Business Knowledge

The business knowledge required for the Business Analysis function as a whole includes but is not limited to:

  • Roles and actors involved within funds distribution
  • Functions within a fund management company and the broader funds ecosystem
  • Processes involved within the lifecycle of a fund
  • Types of financial product
  • Role of the regulator
  • Market practice
  • Project management processes and techniques
  • Business analysis practices and techniques
  • Problem management processes and techniques
  • BCS Business Analysis Diploma preferred
  • CISI Investment Operations Certificate preferred