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CV, Experienced Capital Markets Professional Targets USA

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 32836
(07/09/1983, male)
List top 5 skills: business analysis, change management, process modeling, product control, swift
Short Bio:

I have 7+ years of consulting experience in capital markets spanning various geographies (India,USA, UK).
All these years I participated and contributed to areas of fund accounting, liquidity management, transformation program of external SWIFT messages by building standardized canonical messages leveraging ISO 20022 definitions, Middle/Back Office trade processing, product control and change management. Currently I am stationed in London and planning to move to USA

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

Indian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Banking Insurance and Financial Services, IT and Technology

Spoken languages: 

english, Hindi

Locations I am interested in working:

United States

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

United Kingdom, United States



Profile

Associate ID 274406

Associate Name Jayashree Biswal

Exp (in months) Total : 82 months

Cognizant Exp : 48 months (4 years)

Designation CBC- Consultant

Contact number +91- 983-638-1223 (M)

Current Location KOLKATA, INDIA

Experience Summary

Jayashree has more than six years of experience in Banking & Software Industry and has executed projects for leading global fund administrators and investment management firms. Jayashree possesses an extensive and targeted range of business analysis, organization strategy and operations assessment skills. She possesses strong communication skills and is experienced in working and contributing to large teams. She has in-depth experience in business requirement analysis, preparation of business requirement documents, Gap Analysis, functional testing amongst others. She has worked on complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) starting from Requirement Gathering and Analysis, Test Planning, Test Execution, UAT support and implementation. Jayashree is regarded as a highly analytical, detail oriented team player as well as an individual contributor who can work cross-functionally and entrepreneurially in deadline driven environments. She has been responsible for project delivery, consulting engagements through Business Process Reengineering, Financial Data Management and Front-to-Back capability development

Corporate Experience

Cognizant Technology Solutions – February 2011- Till Date

Fi-Tek Pvt Ltd – June 2008 to February 2011

Technical Skills

Hardware / Platforms Windows 98/XP/2000

Tools MS EXCEL, MS Visio, MS Project, MS Office

Application HEDGETEK (Investor Accounting), LAMP (Fund of Fund Accounting, IRIS( Liquidity Management ), SQL Server 2008

Others Financial Statements, Financial Modeling

Certifications

CCP-(BFS L0) in 2011

CCP-Security Services in 2011

Education and Certifications

Masters of Business Administration (Finance), ICFAI

 

Relevant Project Experience

Home Lending mortgage Data Assessment and data migration
Company Cognizant Technology Solutions
Client Confidential
Duration January 2014- May 2014

Project Description The purpose of this project is to retire the existing source database consisting of ETL data processing methodology housed in mainframe technologies (AIMS database) to an integrated target database structure (MIDE database). The scope of this project includes understanding and analyzing the source system-determination of the incoming data feeds with reference to various data sources, to propose the replication strategy to import required data to the proposed in integrated data structure (MIDE) as per the current business needs , and to make sure that the proposed integrated data structure covers all the aspects in order to be able to provide the expected data/extracts to the existing downstream applications and BO reporting tools as per the current/proposed business rules.

Job Accomplishments

• Identified current list of applications & user groups who access the source system to understand the business processes and requirements in to be state

• Gap analysis of mortgage data between AIMS and MIDE. Consolidated interview responses and categorized the findings/requirements

• Prepared a draft of assessment findings and recommendations on the feeds to be retired, redundant feed marts and their decommissioning, reports usage analysis, reporting requirements and the list of reports as a part of the AIMS landscape that need to be part of AIMS post migration.

Enterprise Business Architecture engagement (Alternative Investment Services division)
Company Cognizant Technology Solutions
Client Confidential
Duration February 2013- December 2013

Project Description Client is a leading US based investment management and investment services company, uniquely focused to help clients manage and move their financial assets. The purpose of the project is conduct a business IT assessment of the fund administration business in asset servicing to identify efficient technology and the end state architecture and business operating model. Was successful in deliberating the first phase assessment.

Job Accomplishments

• Documented existing business processes and technology platforms- Current State analysis. Evaluated business processes and technology platforms to identify commonalities in application. Collated documents regarding business process and functions.

• Scheduled and conducted interviews with business/IT owners in various locations. Identified key stakeholders for interviews, questionnaire based data collection exercise.

• Recommended IT rationalization by identifying applications/services that could be decommissioned. Consolidated the application portfolio through retiring redundant or seldom used application

• Documented the business functionality matrix deliberated at Level1- Level 3 service levels. Prepared detailed process decomposition with L1, L2 and L3 processes and high level operation views.

Liquidity Management Tool- Reverse Engineering with accounting application.
Company Cognizant Technology Solutions
Client Confidential
Duration January2012- August 2013

Project Description Client is a leading US based investment management and investment services company, uniquely focused to help clients manage and move their financial assets. The purpose of the project is to integrate fund of fund accounting service (LAMP) and liquidity software application (IRIS) to the suite of services provided to its clients. Clients will have the opportunity to model portfolios (shell) before they are actual admin or custody funds In the process the Key new features that the new product will provide to clients include 1) Portfolio and scenario modeling(“what if” calculations) on their existing portfolios, 2) Investment liquidity recording and monitoring 3) Liquidity projection reporting/analytics and pre and post trade investment management compliance.

Role Job Accomplishments

• Documenting the As-is system and the to-be system -Collaborated with business to define functional specifications to model current IRIS Liquidity management workflow processes to successfully interface and integrate with the fund of funds accounting system and Fund of hedge Fund Custody. Designed Trade reconciliation process to do trade position synchronization amidst accounting system and Liquidity administration service. Redefined the Liquidity rule sets.

• Designed and oversaw requirement implementation into user interface in Liquidity administration service- designed Interface service UI, Trade reconciliation UI, Compliance UI. Designed wireframes and different UI screens

• Liaised with the technical team to prototype error handling, and visual inheritance of user interface components used throughout IRIS application.

• Collaborated with users and developers to integrate requirements with usability and business needs. Wrote style guides, screen content, system-generated user messages and user help documentation for modules- External Investment Liquidity Terms, What if modeling scenarios.

• Explored and redrafted the business logic embedded in the liquidity measurement application. Played a pivotal role in suggesting improvements to the existing service and also prepared the entire Functional Testing Design Document.

• Collaborated with different project teams and business users to evaluate business and technology solutions from Initiation to Go-Live phase of the Liquidity Administration service of the Investment bank.

Company Cognizant Technology Solutions
Client Confidential
Duration February 2011- December 2012

Project Description Client is a leading US based investment management and investment services company, uniquely focused to help clients manage and move their financial assets. The purpose of the project is to integrate the individual applications (LAMP, PRAEEO, IRIS) to AIS dashboard at the broad end. Specifically it endows to define and implement business requirements in the proprietary fund of fund accounting application (LAMP).

Role Job Accomplishments

• Analyzed and defined functional requirements, business rules, coordinated user acceptance testing activities and business reporting requirements including content, layout, and other characteristics for fee modules- Side Pocket Fee group(calculate fee across investor accounts), High Water mark, Blackrock fee method.

• Involved in the business rule extraction and front end testing for LAMP accounting system-such as cash reconciliation, shareholder’s subscriptions and redemptions, fee accruals, crystallization, Equalization credit , investment income, trade processing, portfolio valuation, preliminary net asset value and allocation, and the final net asset value.

• Worked closely with the development team on prototyping activities to ensure the proposed architecture and components meet the functional requirements; reliability, performance, and maintainability.

• Extensive experience in requirements elicitation and coaching, process documentation

Design of an interface to generate series of automated extract/feeds
Company Fi-Tek Pvt Ltd
Client Leading Fund Manager
Duration August 2009 to February 2011

Project Description An integrated system from the client’s end was used to assist with the preparation of financial statements on an automated basis. The purpose of the project was to define and implement the business requirements for the interface and the required data feeds. The objective was to fully utilize the clients system with the help of the automated generated feeds/extracts. The feeds are data extracts like share movement, NAV history and P&L allocation to be only generated on instruction by the user. The extracts will be run manually by end user and inbounding of data into integrated system will be processed manually.

Role Job Accomplishments

• Worked with development team and end users to create user scenarios and functional specifications for enhancements to investor accounting system (Hedgetek).

• As a key member of the Implementation time Support team, participated in gathering issues from the client as well as from the onsite team during User Acceptance Testing and Go-Live phase of the software, interacting with the offshore functional team for analyzing the issues

• Application demonstration, test plan documentation. Prepared detailed Business Requirement Documents, Functional Requirement Documents, Process Flows and assisted UAT and QA teams to identify high level test scenarios.

• Client delivery, release plans

Integration of client’s portfolio accounting engine with HedgeTek (Allocation Application system) to capture P&L information for economic and tax systematically
Company Fi-Tek Pvt Ltd
Client Leading Fund Manager
Duration June 2008 to July 2009

Project Description Fi-Tek’s Hedgetek (investor accounting) system was used as the application for allocation. As there were no automated feed(s) from client’s portfolio accounting engine to HT to feed P&L data the objective was to integrate portfolio client’s accounting engine with HedgeTek.

Role As a Business Analyst

• Played a pivotal role in suggesting improvements to the existing systems and also prepared the entire Functional Testing Design Document. Co-ordinated with the Development and Testing teams during the entire project life-cycle.

• Requirement analysis, BRD preparation. Highlighted gaps found in between the Requirements and the Design Documents as well as discrepancies, if any, in the Requirements

• Highlighted gaps found in between the Requirements and the Design Documents as well as discrepancies, if any, in the Requirements

• Test plans, feasibility plans