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Senior Consultant | Business Transformation in Banking & Capital Markets

  • Job Ref: 8141
  • New York
  • Accounting and Finance

The Company is a trusted business advisory firm that provides customized finance, accounting, human capital management, risk, operations, and technology consulting services to leading organizations facing complex change. We partner with our clients to help them navigate pressing business challenges and achieve goals related to improving operations, minimizing risks, and enabling future growth.

We are currently seeking a Senior Consultant to assist in developing and growing the Business Transformation practice in the NYC market with a primary focus on providing services in the Banking and Capital Markets space. In this role, you will have the opportunity to provide various services including (but not limited to):
 
·       Evaluate and enhance our clients’ capital markets businesses by modernizing their infrastructure, dealing with regulatory change, adjusting their long-term business outlook, etc.
·       Work across our clients’ front, middle and back offices as well as at the industry level to drive performance improvement across sell-side, buy-side and market infrastructure participants in the capital markets
·       Process improvement and operating model design
·       Competitor benchmarking, cost transformation, customer and product innovation, and growth strategy development
·       Using a combination of direct management and hands-on delivery, you will craft solutions for clients, guide and oversee the quality of your team’s deliverables and recommendations, and manage day-to-day stakeholder relationships

 

 

Responsibilities
  • Working with high-performing teams to analyze, evaluate and enhance our clients’ capital markets businesses.
  • Interface with clients at all levels of an organization to help them solve their most challenging questions and support the Capital Markets practice in developing new offerings and thought leadership to take to market, enhancing our capabilities and services.
  • Strong understanding of capital markets across the trade and client life cycle; the tools that are used across the front, middle and back office
  • Conduct current state/future state gap analysis for individual business areas. 
  • Develop business process flows using standard flowcharting methodology in tools such as Microsoft Visio.
  • Conduct requirements gathering/scoping sessions with clients, and provide all necessary documents (e.g. Meeting notes, Business Requirements Documentation, Functional Specifications, etc.)
  • Develop report specifications showing data fields required, where sourced and any formulas or algorithms required to produce report. 
  • Create system test plans and perform testing. 
  • Provide insight to clients’ teams in industry-leading practices. 
  • Assist clients in defining and performing user acceptance tests and ensure functionality matches user requirements.
  • Assist with training and other change management activities, including the development of materials/communications. 
  • Support the Company leadership team on internal projects, including but not limited to the following: sales/marketing initiatives, recruiting, and organizational development.
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Accounting, Business, Finance, Information Systems, Information Technology, or other technical discipline
  • 3+ years in Big Four or equivalent background working at a financial services company or comparable experience working as an advisor to a financial services organization
  • Knowledge of a range of financial products, including derivatives, equities, and fixed income; foreign exchange; and commodities
  • Knowledge of industries, including investment banking, broker-dealers, custody, fund administration and investment management
  • Strong understanding of capital markets across the trade and client life cycle; the tools that are used across the front, middle and back office
  • Background in either finance optimization, operations improvement, business process improvement, change management, program/project management, acquisition and divestiture implementation and/or regulatory compliance
  • Business acumen with a strong understanding of accounting and business processes, as well as information systems
  • ·       Professionalism and discretion in interacting with executives and clients
  • ·       Proven track record of showing initiative
  • ·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ·       Strong attention detail and organizational skills
  • ·       Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • ·       High energy, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit!