Business Analyst - 6 months Contract
Sydney, Australia
12d ago

At a glance

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank (AACB) is a specialized business line within ABN AMRO N.V. ABN AMRO Clearing has roughly 800 FTE globally and operates in over 25 countries and on 85 of the world’s exchanges.

We have offices around the world, operating in Sydney since 1998; other main offices are located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London and Chicago.

The services of ABN AMRO Clearing are amongst others Financing, Execution, Clearing and Post trade services such as Custody, Reporting and Asset Servicing.

ABN AMRO holds significant market shares in financial markets across the globe holding top spot in clearing on numerous exchanges in every region, clearing anything from 10 to 20 million trades per day.

Job purpose Analyses the market, the clearing services, the business processes, the integration with technology and the internal and external developments and regulations in order to develop requirements and specifications for business transformations and business capability development that enhance the competitiveness and profitability of ABN AMRO Clearing.

Your job

Core activities Assignment ConfirmationsAnalyses ideas, specific business plans and relevant internal and external developments and their consequences onthe process of Business Development and IT within the business, in order to identify opportunities, risks and desired actions for development of new business and information systems within the assigned area.

Assesses the found opportunities and advises on the issuance of an assignment confirmation. Feasibility studiesExecutes feasibility studies on the development and implementation of new systems, processes, services or the improvement of existing systems and defines the impact on the assigned developments, in order to have good insight in the desirability of, opportunities, and risks for development and / or improvement of systems, services or processes.

Requirements, User stories, Acceptance criteria and capabilities business transformationsAnalyses specific services, business processes, information flows, user and system requirements and needs for Business Support, in order to identify opportunities for improvement of business processes by means of existing or new requirements and capabilities within the assigned area.

Produces product breakdown and story mapping. Writes the User Stories and acceptance criteria Technical solution design Understands the IT environment and assesses the impact of changes / new initiatives on current infrastructure and core clearing and risk applications to document technical solution.

Works closely with solution designer, ITSO, infrastructure and development teams. Business casesDevelops project proposals, including budgets, deadlines and planning, and ensures the transfer to project managers / leads of projects after approval, in order to realize the project deliverables.

Knowledge new developmentsDevelops and maintains a knowledge management network regarding IT and business developments, in order to have up to date IT and business information and knowledge and an established centre of expertise within the assigned business area.

TestingInvolved in testing / test coordination as part of the agile development team. Works closely together with the test analyst but is also able to perform testing as part of daily activities.

General expertise & experience

  • Knowledge of capital markets at a university level
  • Knowledge of market players (clients and competition), regulatory playing field and legal structures.
  • Knowledge of global ABN AMRO Clearing businesses and partners, trends in these businesses, securities instruments, and high level business processes.
  • Knowledge of applications and infrastructure for integration layer, client contact, risk management, and control.
  • Knowledge of definition of business requirements, stakeholder management and processes and regulations for market access, clearing, settlement, custody.
  • Relevant BA experience within a technical project environment (knowledge of database structures, SQL, Technical design documentation)
  • Experience in structured agile environment but capable of adapting to change and requirements
  • 7-10 years relevant working experience.
  • Communication

  • Consults with internal stakeholders to the business case (product owners, project managers, project leads, business managers, application specialist) about the actual situation and about commercial, functional and technical opportunities.
  • Contacts and investigates business opportunities with external parties (banks, stock exchanges, authorities, suppliers) related to the clearing business.
  • Convinces / finds support for the business analyses, the business case and specifications for solutions to be developed with the stakeholders of the business case (project managers, business managers, IT managers, Solution analysts)
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