Investance is a global management consulting firm that combines industry expertise in strategy, operations, risk and IT with specialist technology and outsourcing services to add value for the worlds leading financial services organizations. We have more than 300 people supporting Investment Banking, Insurance, Retail banking and Investment Management organisations around the world to deliver superior business results. We have six established offices in strategic locations and major financial centres: Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Amsterdam. Find out more by visiting www.investance.com.
We are looking for an experienced management consultant to be based in the New York office. This is a Manager level position in which the individual will be responsible for leading trade process enhancement and reconciliation projects with buy side and sell side clients.
Manage the development and implementation of reconciliations/trade process enhancement projects on client site
Develop understanding of clients challenges, strategic direction and goals
Implement Reconciliations (from Business Requirement definition, Unit Tests and UAT)
Optimize current reconciliation processes by leveraging on Investance Best Practices
Review, analyze and update the current business requirements and attain validation from all divisions within the Back office & Accounting and Finance Group
Lead the Change Management Process throughout the entire life cycle of the project; provide accounting and reconciliation expertise throughout the project
Lead in the User Acceptance Testing/assist in module testing/integration efforts
Interface with business units to validate and gather further requirements as well as manage the Change Management process
Review and provide expert recommendations to the business requirements as well as negotiate with various departments to ensure that all parties are in agreement
Conduct daily status meeting with various members of the Project Management Team to ensure the timely delivery of the project
Assist with the development of the Transaction Management Practice and recruitment efforts
Essential experience and knowledge:
Consulting or Investment Banking/Wider Capital Markets experience
Strong Project Management skills including: time management, subject matter expertise, working well with various departments within the bank, and good communications skills
Knowledge Back Office, Accounting and Finance from a reconciliation perspective
Strong IT skills (SQL) and ability to perform .Net, C#, MS SQL 2008 preferred
Experience working in reconciliations (Cash, Securities, System to System)
Strong knowledge and experience working with Reconciliation tools (i.e. IntelliMatch or Recon +)
Strong knowledge of financial products
Business Development awareness
Excellent communication skills; (verbal and written) able to communicate complex ideas to all areas of the business client side and internally
Innovative approach to solving complex issues and problems
Ability to develop high quality project deliverables
Team player with management skills and the ability or potential to lead others
Work in cross-border/cross-disciplined teams at client site
Take ownership and responsibility
Strong documentation skills using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Minimum BA/BS in IT or Business Management.
Preferably an MBA with BA/BA in Economics, Business, Engineering or Sciences
In return, you will have the opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic growth story within a successful, ever expanding business. As an Investance consultant, you will work in a collaborative environment, surrounded by a team of industry experts which will provide the ideal platform for career development and growth. You will be part of a global organization which embraces entrepreneurial spirit. In addition there will be opportunities to work in our other locations and practices.
If you are seeking a rewarding career that will enable you to reach your full potential and would like to join our team please send your CV and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org