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Private Equity Business Analyst Permanent Position in Greenwich, CT A private equity firm in Greenwich, CT is seeking a Business Systems Analyst to partner with the finance, accounting, treasury and tax teams to improve business processes and increase scalability and transparency. This position will work closely as a technology team member throughout the development, testing, and implementation of systems. In addition, the position will be the key IT resource providing application support for the finance and accounting team. Responsibilities: Requirements Analysis Build and maintain relationships with members of the finance and accounting team as a key thought partner Map business processes and identify opportunities for improvement, both technology and operations related; streamline current systems processes to improve efficiency and scalability Develop a deep understanding of the functionality and setup of the portfolio and partnership accounting system (Investran) Analyze complex Excel/VBA models and translate into requirements for automated systems Work with business partners to prioritize requests and initiatives based on value add and complexity of implementation Collaborate with other IT team members to identify synergies and/or dependencies across the organization Implementation Participate as Product Owner in Agile development, translating requirements to development team members Define and review test cases and acceptance criteria Communicate project status regularly to key business stakeholders Lead User Acceptance Testing activities, coordinating with key business users Smoke test production deployments Adoption and Ongoing Support Prepare and present training materials to business users Facilitate rollout of new systems, providing additional support as needed Conduct follow up feedback sessions with business teams on an ongoing basis Act as go-to for ongoing support questions Provide training and assistance for newly hired finance and accounting team members Participate in break/fix troubleshooting Required Knowledge and Skills Communications Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of management, business partners, internal clients, technology team members, and vendors Ability to explain and document complex business requirements and processes to development and testing teams Experience developing presentations summarizing analysis and synthesis/recommendations Strong listening skills Demonstrated experience in leading requirements gathering sessions that encourage business stakeholder engagement Business Analysis/Problem Solving Deep knowledge of portfolio and partnership accounting systems and processes, preferably in private equity or other alternative investments; knowledge of Sungard Investran would be highly preferred Understanding of private equity (or other alternative investments) accounting business processes/procedures General understanding of software development lifecycle, including Agile methodologies Strong experience reviewing and re-engineering processes, recommending business improvements that can be made through technology or operational changes Ability to articulate a business case or idea in a compelling manner Demonstrated success in analyzing business needs and translating into technology requirements Strong problem solving skills that model clear, analytical thinking and sound judgment Technology Strong knowledge of Excel (including macros) and VBA Basic relational database modelling knowledge Experience working with a variety of business intelligence and analytics platforms is preferred SalesForce experience a plus Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies Collaboration Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, including internal clients, IT members, business partners, vendors and consultants as a team to successfully deliver projects Highly self-motivated and directed Ability to motivate, communicate clearly, listen, and provide performance feedback Cross-cultural and global experience preferred Background and Training: Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or equivalent working experience in information technology; Master's degree strongly preferred MBA or finance related degree or additional education a plus Minimum 5 years of experience as a business analyst, preferably working with financial systems Private equity or alternative asset management experience is highly preferred Industry and technical certifications, preferred.
Associated topics: business analyst, consult, examiner, financial analyst, financial reporting analyst, forecasting, inspect, investment fund, regulation, strategy

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