Business Analyst

Dublin City Centre
08 Jan 2019

Business Analyst - 6 Month FTC

Business Analyst

A leading Financial Services company based in Dublin are seeking an experienced Fund Accountant to join their team as a Business Analyst on a contract basis. This is an excellent opportunity for a Fund Accountant looking to move away from day to day operations and gain more project experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organise, coordinate and lead projects between all departments to ensure smooth progress and timely completion
  • Work with the operational departments to identify areas where IT development (or more efficient practices) is required
  • Work with the Paris/Luxembourg office to achieve these developments
  • Write procedures on new processes as they are rolled out to the operational teams

Project Management

  • Review legal documents in relation to the launch of new funds or prospective clients to ensure that the IT platform can support them
  • Coordinate the launch of new funds with the departments in Dublin and Luxembourg
  • Submit 'client request forms' for development requests. These can be driven by either a client request or by an operational requirement
  • Create and maintain detailed uniform project plans for all projects
  • Organise project meetings to assign project tasks and monitor progress
  • Contribute to ad-hoc projects as required
  • Escalate problems which could threaten timely project completion

System Enhancements

  • Liaise with the Paris/Luxembourg colleagues
  • Analyse all the client flows to ensure optimal use of the systems
  • Work with the operational departments and support the teams in Paris/Luxembourg and the wider group to automate processes, identify business development needs and implement solutions for these needs
  • Be up to date on group development and implementation of new tools to ensure that the business in Ireland contributes to the business analysis and migration processes
  • Identify system enhancements, new functionalities and liaise with the relevant Luxembourg teams to ensure requirements are met prior to installation of new systems

Systems Support

  • Responsible for supporting operational staff in resolving ongoing issues in the use of IT systems
  • Support the operational teams during special events, e.g. take on/liquidation
  • Work with other support departments during special events
  • Parameterisation and set up of new funds structures in the relevant systems
  • Test and coordinate system upgrades and act as an intermediary with vendors if required


  • Organisation of a technical training programmes for company employees
  • Liaising with Luxembourg training teams to follow development of the training program
  • Provide training to both new and existing employees on the efficient and correct use of the business applications
  • Issue procedures to operational employees on new systems and procedures

Key Skills/Qualifications:

  • 2 years' + experience in an operations environment within the funds industry with experience in fund accounting desirable
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the funds industry and fund administration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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Consultant | Financial Services
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