Business Analyst - Regulatory Operations (Associate) Business Analyst - Regulatory Operations  …

in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 21 Sep 20
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 21 Sep 20
Business Analyst - Regulatory Operations (Associate)

About this role

Technology & Operations

Want to elevate your career by being a part of the world's largest asset manager? Do you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes stellar service? Are analyzing complex problems and identifying solutions your passion? Look no further. BlackRock is currently seeking a Regulatory Reporting Associate  to become part of our team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your rare skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow professionally and as an individual.

We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $6 trillion of assets we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.

Team Overview

Regulatory Operations Solutions is a growing team responsible for defining, testing and implementing change to BlackRock's regulatory processes. The team consists of skilled business analysts who apply standard BA techniques, allied with knowledge of BlackRock's organization, processes and technology to execute on a range of regulatory projects.

The team plays a critical role as the requirements translation layer between Legal & Compliance, Technology and Operations.  Working in Regulatory Operations requires strong problem solving, communication and organizational skills. Your role would involve analyzing new and changing regulatory obligations, understanding their impact on BlackRock's business using business process and data analysis, and using technology knowledge and attention to detail to frame, design and test creative solutions to complex issues. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys shifting challenges and ambiguous environments, thinks creatively, possesses the confidence to have an opinion, takes the initiative and thrives under close scrutiny and tight deadlines. 

Role Responsibility

Partner with Legal&Compliance to ensure regulatory interpretations are expressed in plain language

Conduct analysis of data and business processes to define how the regulation applies to BlackRock's business

Create clear, specific technology and business process requirements documents, partnering with technology and business team stakeholders to drive consensus

Design and implement functional testing of technology changes

Manage User Acceptance Testing delivered by stakeholder teams, ensuring it is of a high standard

Stay up-to-date on regulatory trends impacting BlackRock


Minimum 3 years experience of business process analysis, design and documentation

Experience of functional testing design and execution

Results-driven individual with strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail

Exhibits strong planning and organizational skills

Ability to clearly communicate objectives and articulate the rationale behind those goals

Self-motivated: able to show initiative and come up with ideas without prompting

Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)

Technical aptitude, understanding technology in a business context

Ideally experience of regulatory change impacting financial services, eg. MIFID II, EMIR, AIFMD

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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