Barra One Risk Analyst in Glen Echo, MD at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 9/3/2020

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Barra One Risk Support Analyst Summary:

Signature is looking for a Barra One Risk Analyst in Bethesday Maryland. The candidate will play a critical role in supporting the risk management efforts at the client site. The Barra One System functions as the Enterprise Risk Platform which conducts VAR Analysis, Scenario Analysis, Multi-Factor Analysis across of all business lines. The system allows the client to analyze risk from several different risk management perspectives. For example, the enterprise risk dashboards contain all assets held in the firm, while specific asset class dashboards only show assets within that class, but in greater detail. The analyst will be exposed to every important element of Barra One production support, data management, integration, and reporting.


  • Management of Data Quality both within the data warehouse as well as Barra One.
  • Provide support for infrastructure and technologies across the full life cycle of the Barra One Financial Platform (Barra One Imports/Exports, Rejected Securities, Reconciliation)
  • Development of management of reporting, reporting dashboards, and strategic tools to highlight risks and to improve visibility and facilitate escalation to senior leadership
  • Ongoing and ad-hoc report writing from the data warehouse via tableau to meet the needs of investment analysts and portfolio managers, as well as reconciliation.
  • Developing methods and tools to streamline and increase efficiencies of the risk identification process
  • Ongoing learning of best practices and advice on how to maximize our usage of the Barra One Risk platform
  • Play an important role in the ongoing development, implementation and upgrade of risk systems
  • Assist with investment modeling for complex structured transactions and derivatives
  • Actively participate in the development of enterprise wide and portfolio level stress testing
  • Assist with the creation of policies, procedures, and process documentation
  • Contribute to projects and working groups related to Risk Management
  • Produce documentation and presentations to effectively communicate key information to senior management


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, preference is for the candidate to come from a background in Finance or demonstrable equivalent skill level experience/combined education, with 5 years or more of related professional experience
  • Working knowledge of institutional investing in various asset classes including, equity, fixed-income, commodities, hedge funds, private equity, real estate, etc. and familiarity with derivatives
  • Previous working experience in a risk management or control discipline, within the financial industry or any other industry
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Previous experience with SQL, VBA & data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau)
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated persistence to see projects through completion and the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain professional relationship with internal/external personnel
  • Ability to analyze information, Identify and articulate problems and trends
  • Effective time management and communication skills with the ability to organize a workload with competing priorities
  • Ambitious, self-starter with an attention to detail

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Finance or related field
  • Post graduate qualification and degrees such as CFA, FRM, MBA or equivalent beneficial
  • Technology systems experience and familiarity with Barra One, FactSet and Bloomberg
  • Significant experience with analysis and reporting of financial products and financial risk
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills with experience driving projects, and ability to implement change in a cross-functional environment
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy level environment

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.