Business Analyst

£600 - £750 per day

Fourthline are currently engaged with a leading Investment Management firm who are looking for an experienced Business Analyst to support with Back Office functions.

We're looking for a candidate with excellent, proven stakeholder management skills across all business lines, with a track-record of technology driven Business Analysis work. We're seeking solution driven professionals, experienced in technology implementations.

LOCATION; This role will based in London, with occasional travel required to other national offices.


  • Back Office analysis: working closely within the allocated functional area to help design, build & implement the target operating model (TOM) and application functionality. This will include the adoption of already existing group wide processes and applications. The Business Analyst will work with the business and the suppliers to drive solution configuration and implementation.
  • Technical applications analysis: working closely within the project team help co-ordinate the business acceptance testing of a number of applications within the back office. This will include analysing the applications and understanding the most pragmatic way to ensure that the applications and business are ready for use on the appropriate deployment date

To determine and action all necessary activities to successfully complete a business analysis effort, including as appropriate:

  • Define the target operating model in lower levels of detail including:
  • Documenting processes and contributing to procedures
  • Assisting with Test Preparation and Strategic testing framework
  • Identify governance and control mechanisms
  • Solution design - working closely with the architecture function
  • Involvement in the design, definition and implementation of data migration/population as appropriate
  • Interface with vendors
  • Define and support business acceptance testing
  • Support the business in business readiness where needed


  • Strong Process Re-engineering experience - Proficient on MS Visio
  • Strong issue resolution skills - able to analyse problems, shape options and reach agreement on preferred solutions


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent working experience
  • Desirable Qualifications: External accreditation in Business Analysis


  • Requirements elicitation, analysis, management and communication
  • Process analysis and modelling
  • Solution assessment and validation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strong experience with the credibility to shape functional processes within known constraints
  • Strong knowledge of business and systems analysis disciplines and tools
  • Proven analytical and inter-personal skills
  • Proven influencing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Experience in business acceptance testing
  • Desirable - experience of back office functions (HR, Finance, Risk or Compliance)
  • Asset Management experience highly desirable preferably within a Performance, Client Reporting or Investment Risk function


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