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Quantitative Business Analyst: Market Risk - Contract

IQbusiness South Africa
Johannesburg Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Job Role
Business Analyst
Salary Range
South Africa - ZAR - R
Contract Type
Full Time
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IQbusiness South Africa

Johannesburg, Gauteng - Telecommute Role

Posted 27 October 2021 - Closing Date 12 November 2021

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Division IQbusiness - Vacancies

Minimum experience Mid-Senior

Company primary industry Management Consulting

Job functional area Consulting

Contract term 12 months

Telecommute This is a Telecommute/Work from Home Position
Job Description
IQbusiness is the largest independent management consulting firm in Africa.

We provide innovative solutions in customer experience, connected operations and business model innovation providing either :
  • Consulting - Agile design and implementation of solutions
  • Contracting - Deploying skilled experts for fill in project requirements
  • Research - Leveraging research to solve business challenges


To design, specify, build, configure and test solutions for delivering the necessary capability to business that enables quality solutions and a client centric orientation. These include pricing and risk management solutions along with their related IT processes.

  • Constructing and/or critically analysing financial models (eg: product pricing, curve stripping, scenario analysis)
  • Process-design, -analysis, -testing and -troubleshooting in the area of pricing/risk-analysis
  • Systems-capability/fit analysis in the area of pricing/risk-analysis
  • Data analysis - analyse data and situation, identify and solve problems, reason logically and drive valid conclusions
  • Software analysis - analyse, design and implement purchased or in-house applications
  • Testing and validation of logic and processes implemented
  • Shared ownership of recurring production incidents by working with multiple stakeholders to resolve system issues
  • Weekly production support rotation with the rest of the team
  • Engage with the macro-environment to look for new opportunities, capabilities and trends that would add value to the required analysis work
  • Suggest changes in executing work processes to better drive value and benefits for the business
  • Prepare and share recommendations for process and systems improvements in relevant area of accountability
  • Actively participate in team, cross-discipline and vendor-driven collaboration sessions or forums to increase understanding of the working environment (current and planned)
  • Engage with key stakeholders to gather information with regards to changes and developments in their business area that would impact demand for allocated BT technologies
  • Review demand items in partnership with business to better understand impacts on the relevant BT system, processes and systems environment
  • Partner with process owners to create suitable roadmaps for business development and in anticipation of system and process enhancements
  • Test and identify where service gaps would exist should different technologies be applied to the same process or where business process changes would not be accommodated by existing technology capabilities
  • Analyse business requests to clearly understand business requirements and translate this into clear technical terms and specifications to best solve business problems
  • Consolidate all knowledge articles and user training material
  • Develop and share final service pack for relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinate the integration activities of service providers
  • Monitor benefits against what was detailed in the business case
  • Control specific measures and mechanisms to measure benefits

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Relevant degree
  • Post-graduate qualification in Mathematical Finance or another quantitative discipline (must have)
  • 2+ years of relevant, quant, risk and business analysis experience
  • Financial markets knowledge is a MUST

Essential Skills:
  • Experience in designing and implementing integrated solutions (i.e. good understanding of systems integration)
  • Experience in designing, testing and configuring quantitative systems in Capital Markets (Market Risk, Credit Risk, XVA, etc)
  • Working knowledge of SQL and ability to analyse data
  • Multi asset class, and trade life cycle knowledge would be beneficial
  • Business process modelling and design capabilities
  • Ability to work with data: understanding of data models and ability to validate data flows between and within systems
  • Attention to detail, but also the ability to see the big picture and understand broader impact
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with difficult people
  • Self-starter

IQbusiness is committed to sustainable growth and transformation, we embrace diversity and employ previously disadvantaged individuals

Please note:
As all IQbusiness roles requires honesty in the handling of or access to cash, finances, financial systems or confidential information; our recruitment process requires that the following background checks be completed: credit, criminal, ID and qualification verification
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