• Business Analyst - Performance Data Analyst

    ID
    2018-6837
    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Category
    Information Services
  • Overview

    First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business. We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.

     

    Business Analyst

    As part of the Information Services team, the Wealth Management Technology Team drives the vision to create an industry leading, client-centric wealth technology experience. The team is looking for forward thinking, action oriented individuals to help drive the implementation of innovative, cutting-edge solutions.

     

    Summary:

    This position reports to a Director in Wealth Management Technology and supports the development and implementation of Wealth Management’s technology roadmap. This role has a key responsibility within First Republic to ensure that our client experience within Wealth Management maintains the highest standards of the Bank.

    The Business Analyst works with subject matter experts from the user community to support business requirements and application support for Performance Reporting systems – primarily Addepar. This includes identifying necessary data, reconciling with the vendor application and the legacy data sources and ensuring a successful support of Performance Reporting capability. This will include communicating standard performance calculation logic and business term definition, establishing data quality rules, writing and execute data quality checks, researching and analyzing data in support of business functions, process and workflow knowledge and user acceptance testing.

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with Performance Product Management, business and technology/vendor partners to jointly identify data needs required to deliver the next generation of wealth management technology performance reporting solutions.
    • Reconcile source data with data at vendor to support Performance Reporting
    • Develop and communicate report and process changes, enhancements, and modifications – verbally and through written documentation – to management, vendors, peers, staff, and other employees so that issues and solutions are understood.
    • Write and execute data quality checks to:

      -Ensure that all and only the expected records appear
      -Ensure that calculated values are correct
      -Ensure that abnormal/edge cases are handled as expected
      -Ensure that all values fall within expected range
      -Check null value handling, etc.

    • Communicate standard calculation logic and business term definition
    • Establish best practices and data quality rules benefiting all aspects of the business.
    • Work closely with vendors to debug data issues
    • Communicate results and insights with project teams and stakeholders (e.g., through live presentations and ongoing analysis/reports).

     

    Qualifications

    Experience & Education:

    • BA in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering required
    • 5+ years of relevant work experience with background in wealth management and performance reporting
    • 5+ years of relevant experience in performance data analysis and/or data management

    Technical Skills:

    • Addepar platform migration experience
    • Advent APX performance data experience
    • Excellent attention to detail and experience debugging code
    • Knowledge of Private Wealth Management/Investment Management – with ability to interpret definitions and calculations from business language to developer logic

    Professional Skills/Competency:

    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills - ability to quickly analyze data to identify key insights and apply them to the business 
    • Clear, high-level understanding of complex data models and software integration/delivery
    • Focus on development/ improvement of data to support continuous evolution of a more competitive and profitable Bank
    • Excellent communication skills, including ability to present effectively to both business and technical audiences at all levels of the organization
    • Strong orientation to clients, including demonstrated ability to understand needs and apply this knowledge to drive data enhancements
    • Understanding of traditional and alternative asset class investment data, including but not limited to equity, fixed income, private equity, real estate, derivatives, mutual funds, ETFs, global assets, foreign exchange, etc. 

    Personal Skills/Competency

    • Consistently demonstrates and follows high standards of integrity in business decision-making
    • Looks toward the broadest possible view of an issue/ challenge; can easily pose future scenarios; can think globally about all aspects of the Bank; can discuss multiple considerations of an issue and forecast them into the future; understands how the Bank works, competes, serves clients, and generates shareholder value
    • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of settings and styles; is effective in a variety of formal presentation and meeting settings
    • Gains support for change by providing context and responding with sensitivity to concerns; takes initiative to recommend/ develop innovative approaches to getting things done
    • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is a team player and encourages collaboration

    Technical Knowledge

    • SQL – Required
    • Excel - Required
    • Wealth Management/Investment Management data experience - Required
    • TFS/JIRA or other issue tracking application preferred

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