Senior Business Analyst (Derivatives) 6-Month Contract
IQ PARTNERS Recruitment Firm - Toronto, ON

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Role: 6-month contract (likelihood of extension)
Rate: $55-65/hr
Industry: Banking (Capital Markets)
Location: Downtown Toronto (Financial District)
Number of roles open: 2-3

Our client is a major Canadian bank who is looking for a strong Business Analyst for a 6-month contract. Derivatives experience is a very nice to have and as a must-have the candidate must have either Capital Markets, or Wealth Management experience.

Will be a 50/50 Business vs. Technical role

Start Date: ASAP


Independently resolve complex, multi-faceted problems to meet the business needs, by applying their financial and technological knowledge to the design of methodologies, models, and/or systems solutions. This may involve rapid prototyping, with requirements and solutions developed on an iterative basis, that provides interim deliverables until a final production solution is created. This includes conducting research and analysis, accurately and clearly defining user requirements and processes, and liaising with the users.

Manage multiple small projects and/or manage specific sections of large projects to implement solutions to business problems.This involves planning and scheduling resources, developing detailed project plans, monitoring progress against planned objectives, financial review, and securing consensus and co-operation from users and senior management.

Participate in the systems implementation process by defining business requirements and processes, developing test strategies and test cases, performing testing, defining user procedures and workflows, developing conversion and implementation strategies, verifying conversion, providing user documentation, providing user training, and providing post-implementation support.

Provide business support to all global trading units across Canada, New York, London, and Singapore, including new and existing product and deal structuring, ad hoc queries and MIS, user training, and assisting with the design and implementation of systems enhancements. This is made more challenging due to differences in time zones and the variation in the business lines. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that management is kept informed and that problems and issues are escalated appropriately.

Continually acquire and enhance knowledge of the Division's business strategies and policies, risk management practices and methodologies, product offerings, financial markets, financial instruments, regulatory requirements, Back Office processes, and rapidly changing technology to be able to provide


A recognized under-graduate or post-graduate degree in computer science, mathematics, business management or related discipline is required.


Must be a creative, self starting, results-oriented, and highly motivated individual with good analytical skills so to apply this knowledge in the provision of resolution to complex business problems.

Must possess a solid understanding of systems development techniques, including requirements specification, testing methodologies, real-time analytical and formal modelling tools and stay current with the rapidly changing technology landscape.

Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, and exercise diplomacy and judgment, to effectively work with end users from the Front, Middle and Back Offices, as well as project team members.