Job Description

Reference # : 18-01202Title : Reference Data Analyst
Location : Getzville, NY
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 08/15/2018 / 12/31/2018
Description
Our client, a leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. They provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Job Purpose:

- Research and validation of entity data using appropriate internal and external data sources
- Validating entity reference data in central account database
- Exception management reconciliation and reporting
- Liaising and analysis across projects within the Reference Data environment
- Analysis, specification, testing and implementation of interfaces, workflow solutions, and reference data solutions -An example would be regression testing systems ahead of upgrades.
- Ownership of allocated work throughout its entire life cycle

Job Background/context:
The Role of the Office of Data Management is to cleanse the data that is already in the system and meeting all regulatory requirements, ensuring reference data across a variety of systems remain up to date. We work closely with our teams in EMEA and Manila to ensure that all maintenance is performed in a timely and consistent manner.

Key Responsibilities:
Role sits with the AMC (Account Master Central) Entity Data Team, responsibilities to include (not limited to)
- Identify, research, validate, setup & maintain legal entity reference data (leveraging internal/external stakeholders and data sources) on central repositories/applications; legal entity data forms an integral component of Credit Risk exposure; typically data spans legal name verification, address, nature of business, ownership etc
- Liaise with internal/external stakeholders to provide exception management reconciliation/reporting
- Conduct analysis to map front to back data flows and provide subject matter expertise, providing input to project requirements to drive business, functional and/or system/platform changes
- Perform quality reviews/refresh of client reference data and our supporting processes/procedures
- Support the delivery of projects spanning : Market/Regulatory initiatives, Technology/Platform roll outs, migrations between various internal/external sources; responsibility may include coordination and input on project delivery (planning, analysis, requirements gathering, governance, status reporting, scheduling etc)

Person Specification
Knowledge/Experience:
Experience in Reference Data Management

Previous experience of data manipulation (ideally in an investment bank environment)

Experience working with internal and external data sources to conduct due diligence, assess credit risk and financial research (Bankers Almanac, Dun & Bradstreet, SWIFT etc)

Familiarity with external products and services that add value to client and operation reference data management

Worked on projects and managed/participated in User Acceptance Test (UAT)

Sound knowledge of Trade Life Cycle, Reference Data Management and Settlement process of Securities

Experience of having worked with Back/Middle Office

Financial services related qualifications would be advantageous

Skills:
Required
- Strong Microsoft skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Strong focus on Control
- Proven project and process management skills
- Flexibility
- Good communication skills with the ability to be assertive
- Organized with an excellent attention to detail
- Ability to focus on high quality work while under pressure
- Comfortable working with large quantities of data
- Comfortable working independently in a dynamic and challenging environment

Preferred
- Knowledge of Access and SQL

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