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Senior Business Analyst, Project Management Office

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted April 30, 2021.

ResponsibilitiesThe position of Senior Analyst is within the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Finance Operations department. This person will serve as a business analyst own and deliver key phases of process and technology improvement projects across the finance organization.Typical responsibilities include:Serve as a liaison and advisor to all business, IT and third party vendors on an ongoing basis; supporting strategic priorities and managing expectationsDevelop enough knowledge to be a SME (subject matter expert) on the business process and liaise between the different stakeholders across departments for assigned initiatives or projectsGather, document, analyze and draw conclusions regarding complex data and information; succinctly present findings to various audiencesManage ongoing maintenance of documentation tasks, including:Project deliverables (e.g., project charter, project plan)Test plans, results, issue logs and remediation strategiesBusiness, functional and technical requirementsCurrent state (“as is”) and future state (“to be”) processes, systems flows and data flowsAssist or lead in the preparation for working sessions with business and IT stakeholdersDocument and train BAU team on new processes and proceduresServe as go-to point of contact for assigned phases or components of a project (e.g., requirements or testing phase), in close coordination with the Project ManagerEstablish effective working relationships with business stakeholders across the CFO organizationProactively contribute to the development of your own technical skillsDemonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks as well as communicating potential conflicts to a supervisorOwn and drive areas of a project with ability to connect the dots between dependencies, planning for next steps, and being able to multi-task across multiple deliverablesQualifications5-7 years business analysis experience within the financial services industry, preferably in the investment management industry;Experience in “Big 4” type organizations (or comparable), in consulting or auditTrack record in business analysis and process improvement;Solid analytical skills and ability to understand and resolve complex problems;Strong project management capabilities of developing detailed plans, coordination with stakeholders across various levels, and being able to communicate at different levels (detailed vs. summary)Experience in working with large sets of data including data manipulation in logical data structures and reconciliations;Expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and VisioPersonal AttributesRelationship Building; works effectively with strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. He or she is known for doing what is best irrespective of politics and is comfortable with consensus building (at multiple levels), maintaining transparency and soliciting constructive feedback, ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of participants including upper management, clients, other departments, and 3rd party munication; strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; ability to present complex material. Asks thoughtful, probing questions and willing to highlight knowledge gaps early, where dependence & Collaboration; experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; must be able to drive work effectively with limited supervision (at times) while representing department and executive management interests and concerns.Work Ethic; focus on continual development, performance, accountability and self-motivation.Flexibility & Organization; adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities; proven ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time across competing activities/resources; able to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and thrive in a high-pressure fast paced tellectual Curiosity; energized by learning new things and engaging across a wide range of issues; must have strong problem solving skills; understand the importance of attention to detail, adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products; displays a technical aptitude that lends itself to learning and mastering new technologies.Driving Results; sets aggressive timelines and objectives to drive results, conveys a sense of urgency, and drives issues to closure; is a self-starter committed to achieving results and has a strong sense of ownership and follow-through.Judgment; makes recommendations and decisions that balance a variety of factors.EducationBachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting.Equal Opportunity Employment PolicyOaktree is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity employment. Oaktree does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, past or present physical or mental disability, HIV status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, veteran status, military service, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic violence victim status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances. This policy applies to hiring, placement, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, recruitment advertising, transfers, demotions, layoffs, terminations, recruitment advertising, rates of pay and other forms of compensation and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.This policy applies to all Oaktree applicants, employees, clients, and contractors.