Job Description – UK-based Senior Private Equity Business Analyst – IMMEDIATE

Our London office is currently looking for creative and dynamic professionals for its private equity and real estate team. We have ongoing assignments working with leading applications including Baxon PCMS, eFront FrontInvest and FrontGP, FIS Investran, iLEVEL and Yardi Voyager.

The role will provide Business Analysis, Process Improvement, Data Migration and Reconciliation, Solution Testing and Report Specifications in the areas of Solution Design, Application Implementation, Client Onboarding and User Experience Optimization. The Business Analyst will work closely with the Project Manager, Client and Vendor teams to document functional business requirements, map out current state and target state business processes, analyze and identify gaps against industry better practices, review and cleanse client source data, develop and execute system test plans, develop report specifications and undertake final system testing and end user training. The implemented software solutions are typically used by front, middle and back office within our Asset and Fund Manager clients as well as institutional limited partner clients.  Experience with vendor products is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Support projects and implementations from initiation to client Go-Live and beyond
  • Learn and apply Lionpoint Group’s implementation methodologies
  • Understand the nuances of Alternative Investment operations or subjects related to the completion of projects
  • Prepare for and conduct business requirement interviews
  • Document business requirements, processes (level 1, 2 and 3) and data/reporting requirements
  • Understand the client’s existing business processes and assist the client in defining improved business solutions based on the client’s strategic goals and constraints, based on Lionpoint Group industry Accelerator templates
  • Work with clients to analyse their current and future business needs, recommend best practice solutions, and define and document project deliverables for these solutions
  • Document test cases in conjunction with business requirements and ensure that clear validation criteria are established across the project life cycle
  • Minimises overall exposure and risk on projects
  • Manages project progress, monitoring milestones and critical dates to identify potential jeopardy of schedule and identify / mitigate risk
  • Produce detailed status reports, track actions, and manage progress meetings
  • Strong project management and coordination skills

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of combined experience in Business Consulting, Business Analysis, Project Management, System Implementations (SDLC), Audit, Accounting or Operations preferably within the Alternative Investment industry
  • Exceptional communication, organisation, interpersonal & client-service skills
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Able to deliver presentations and training in a formal environment
  • Proven skills in documentation, process mapping (Visio), and other Microsoft Office tools
  • Self-motivated and proactive in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to interact with vendors and partners to acquire technical information critical to a project’s requirements, costs or execution
  • Hands-on knowledge of asset management industry systems strongly preferred
  • Flexibility for travel