Business Analyst, Finacial Analyst - Computer Software Programming Res
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Business Analyst, Finacial Analyst Resume


Desired Industry: Computer Software/Programming SpiderID: 17189
Desired Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Date Posted: 11/19/2007
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: Negotiable
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: MBA Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
Alem A. Tebeje
612 423 0782 aatebeje@gmail.com

PROFILE:
• Over 6+ years experience as a Business Analyst with Project Management Skills.
• Gathered requirements and prepared business requirement documents (BRD), System Requirement Specification (SRS) by interviewing Brokers, users and SME’s.
• Conducted GAP analysis to understand the shortcomings of the existing system and evaluated the benefits of the new system
• Implementation of Rational Unified Process effort in different iterations and phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies - Rational Unified Process (RUP), Waterfall.
• Solid knowledge of Business Process Analysis and Business Process Modeling with use of Business Object Architecture.
• Strong business requirement gathering and documentation skills.
• Maximum knowledge of Charles River Investment Management System knowledge:
• Experience in mapping Charles River Data / Eagle STAR/PACE, Securities Data.
• Extensive knowledge of trading compliance processes such as Investment Banking, Bonds, Equities, Brokerage, Insurance, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Hedge Funds, Stocks Trading Cycle and Wealth Management.
• Implementation experience of Online Trading System such as Charles River Trading System, and Bloomberg POMS.
• Outstanding knowledge of equity trading and trading compliance processes,
• Strong knowledge in Electronic Funds Transfer, SWIFT, Automated Clearing House (ACH).
• Strong knowledge of Finance, Accounting, and Sox, SEC, NASD compliance requirements and other regulatory controls.
• Broad experience in UML based methodologies and applications such as RUP, Rational Suite, Requisite Pro, Rational Rose, ClearCase and ClearQuest.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Risk/Portfolio Analysis and Management, and Business Process Reengineering.
• Proficient knowledge in Traceability Matrices, Feasibility Studies, Gap Analysis and Impact Analysis.
• Thorough knowledge in developing Test Plans and Test Cases.
• Specialized skills in Use Cases, Sequence Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Timeline Charts, Class Diagrams and Data Modeling by making use of UML.
• Proficient knowledge of understanding of SharePoint functionality, features, use,
• Exceptional problem solving, decision-making, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Excellent Communication and Presentation skills; Extensive working and presentation experience with business users, software developers, senior management as well as business leaders


Experience:
EXPERIENCES:

TCF Investments Management Minneapolis,, MN April, 2006- Present
Business Analyst
TCF Investments Management caters to Fixed Income investor’s needs by providing wealth management and investment strategies. The project was to implement the Charles River Online Securities Trading System for TCF Investments Management to meet its increasing business needs of the clients with better compliance functionality. The new system was designed to provide investment advice to its clients and allow the client to actively interact with the system. The system logical functions present various future investment strategies in expediting the client’s decision-making process. The system also allows traders to quickly perform a variety of queries on various Fixed Income offerings, including ABS (asset-backed securities), Derivatives, Hedge Funds, CMBS, corporate bonds and other structured financial instruments.
Responsibilities:
• Gathering requirements, performing analysis and design Charles River configuration tasks,
• Worked on Securities Data with Charles River and accounting reporting system to Eagle STAR/PACE. Eagle STAR/PACE
• Perform data mapping for loading data from the accounting system to Order Management system
• Worked with Fixed Income, Capital Markets products, derivatives, commodities, and exchange-traded futures and options.
• Created workflow documents, use cases and UAT test scripts and test cases
• Designed and developed Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, and Sequence Diagrams.
• Implemented processes and tools for requirements gathering, analyzing, planning, tracking and delivery utilizing BOA (Business Object Architecture).
• Ensured data quality by performing data analysis procedures using MS Excel filtering tools.
• Reported and analyzed all application defects using Rational ClearQuset, user issues and resolution status to the higher manager.
• Documented and validated the business process flow of Online Securities Trading System.
• Interacted with SMEs in Fixed Income, Bonds and Bond Trading Cycle, Bond Pricing, and Asset Management.
• Analyzed and investigated business user issues and worked with SMEs and Managers to identify related “defects” and captured business requirements.
• Functioned as the primary liaison between the line of business, Project Management, and the technical areas throughout the project cycle.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Minneapolis, MN April, 2004-April, 2006
Business Analyst
Project:
Data on fixed income, stock securities was not being replicated properly and this resulted in a loss of business for the client. The project consisted of analyzing the current situation and purposes a solution to the problem. The result was increase in functionality of the system to a workable level and an increase in efficiency by 80% which resulted in profit for the company.

Responsibilities:
• Gathered requirements and prepared business requirement documents (BRD), System Requirement Specification (SRS) by interviewing Brokers, users and SME’s.
• Conducted GAP analysis to understand the shortcomings of the existing system and evaluated the benefits of the new system
• Used the guidelines and artifacts of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) to strategize the Implementation of Rational Unified Process effort in different iterations and phases of the Software Development Life Cycle.
• Transformed requirements into high-level and low-level use case diagrams, activity diagrams / state chart diagrams using Ms Visio thus defining the data process models
• Used MS Project for Project scheduling during the entire life cycle.
• Developed High Level Business Flows using MS Visio.
• Used SQL scripts to verify the integrity of the database.

Wells Fargo Minneapolis, MN Dec, 2002 - Nov, 2004
Business Analyst
Project: The project involved designing and developing a web-based auto loan application for in-house users in the bank. My primary responsibility was to design the web-based form after interviewing various business users. I assisted the Project Manager in conducting GAP analysis and SWOT analysis. I also documented the requirements in order to create Use-Cases.
Responsibilities:
• Facilitated and managed meeting sessions with SMEs from various business areas to capture requirements for enhancements in the application. Involved with following financial products and terms: Fixed Income, Derivatives, Equities, Hedge Funds and trade cycle
• Gathered requirements by interviewing the various business units involved.
• Created and developed new functionality in the application to meet automobile loan needs.
• Designed and developed use cases, activity diagrams, and sequence diagrams using UML.
• Analyzed existing systems logic difficulties and revised them as the needed.
• Established a business analysis methodology around the RUP (Rational Unified Process).
• Assisted in building a business analysis process model using Visio.
• Collaborated with the Project Manager to organize training material and write user manuals.

First Trust Bank Minneapolis, MN Jan, 1999 - Dec, 2002
Financial Analyst
The primary purpose for this position is to provide financial support in optimizing financial and operational performance of COC and TLC. This will be accomplished in two main areas? Performance of billing process for TLC and expense and metric analysis for COC and TLC; Reporting to the Finance Manager, this position will work closely with all levels of management to assist in the development of financial and operation goal setting and monitoring progress towards those goals.
Responsibilities:
• Prepare monthly billing information to be feed into B&C system, including verification, reconciliation and entry of billing information and statistics for the billing system.
• Prepare monthly managerial reporting regarding billing information including statistical analysis, client documentation and overall trend analysis.
• Maintain billing system’s database for over 400 customers and multiple services.
• Assist Client Services in responding to billing questions from clients.
• Provide financial support for Finance Leader including expense analysis, data gathering and report development for both expenses and operational metrics.


Education:
EDUCATION
• SAINT MARY UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Minneapolis, MN
Organizational Leadership
• ARGOSY UNIVERSITY Minneapolis, MN MBA -Major International Business Administration
• METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY St. Paul, MN BA -Major Business Administration
• KRS Computer and Business School Bloomington, MN
Diploma in Computer Systems Engineering


Skills:
Computer Skills
Operating Systems: MS-DOS, Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP, UNIX
Languages: Visual Basic
Databases: MS SQL, MS Access, Oracle, MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Office Tools: MS-Excel; MS Word, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, RUP, MS Visio, MS Project, Rational Rose, Requisite Pro, ClearCase, Java, SPSS, DerivaGem (Derivative Pricing),Crystal Reports.
LANGUAGES: Reading, writing, and speaking knowledge of Amharic, German.


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