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Jayashree Biswal


Business Consultant/ Product Owner


Jayashree Biswal               

VP Business Consultant                +91 9886425954/+91 9883222187

Candidate Summary

Jayashree Biswal is a management graduate in Finance and a professional consultant with 13+ years of work experience in the financial services industry.

Jayashree possesses thorough knowledge of capital markets in diverse areas such as, Compliance Monitoring, Internal controls Implementation, Clearing and Settlements, SWIFT messaging, Liquidity management, trade Processing, Fund of Fund/Single Manager accounting

She has functioned on consulting engagements involving business process modelling, functional architecture design, process transformations, Process Re-engineering, gap analysis, stakeholder management, and project planning.

Jayashree’ s consulting skill-sets acquired during multiple project assignments span the various stages of the SDLC including scope management, functional solution design and implementation, requirements elicitation, Business/functional use case analysis, solution design and implementation

Her experience spans across different business and cultural environments in United Sates of America (Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Charlotte ) , India (Kolkata, Bangalore), and United Kingdom (London)

Candidate Core Skills and Experience

Consulting Skills

Requirements Elicitation
Process Modelling
Stakeholder Management
Process Re-engineering
Change Management
Architecture Design and Planning

Process Transformation
Project Management

Domain Experience

Alternative Investments (Fund of Hedge Funds Accounting, Single Manager)
Corporate Actions
Compliance Monitoring (GRC)
Financial Messaging (ISO 20022)
Trade/Transaction (Pre/Post) processing
Securities Operations
Risk & Compliance
Client Servicing

Project: Compliance Monitoring

Employer: Wells Fargo            Role: Lead Business Analyst/ Product Owner/ Scrum Master

Location: Charlotte (USA)/Bangalore (India)

The initiative entails building business rules to enhance the existing Compliance Monitoring Application , Internal.policies and procedures requirement Management to comply with updated regulatory & MRE  requirements. The tool supports Governance, risk and control- facilitates sub- certification by compliance program for Wells Fargo entities.


Transition projects from Waterfall to Agile framework
Manage creation/ update of compliance application/projects
Requirement  Management and update Product Backlog for deliverance( sprint) per release
Organise Agile Scrum ceremonies
Rewriting functional design of the tool
Product training, recommend UI content placement and create wireframes and screen prototypes.
Requirements Elicitation
User Training
Functional Specs / User Story Documentation and prioritisation in JIRA
Delivery/Release Planning

Project: KYC Review Remodelling

Employer: L&T Infotech

Client:      Societe Generale                         Role: Consultant

Location: Bangalore (India)

Client faced challenges with the KYC review case allocation and review completion in the stipulated timeframe based on client risk profile. The objective to engage L&T is to evaluate the current model and propose a case study/business proposal for process streamlining.


Organize workshops to understand the current business processes, architecture, and data lineage
Document the ’As-is’ state and recommend a ‘To-be’ state highlighting the process redundancies, processes requiring optimization, manual processes
Create a business proposal showcasing the solutions to be introduced (RPA, analytics, workflow tool) to create an efficient KYC review E2E model
Proposed an eight week engagement with Societe Generale to create a business process maturity model, create a prototype solution per process (workflow management tool, predictive modelling, data mining, robotics etc.) and a solution implementation roadmap. The proposal was highly appreciated by the client..

Project: Corporate Banking-Programme Blue

Employer: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Client:      Barclays                          Role: Solutions Lead/ Product Owner

Location: London, (UK)

‘The Banking Reform Act 2013’ emphasized on big banks ring fence their retail business from Investment banking arm. In line to confirm to the legislation, Barclays is working towards separating its Investment business from the retail activity. The initiative is to deliver an enhanced Corporate Bank offering across Europe and to ensure continuance of service for key clients as RBB non-core business is exited. The objective is to roll out the full UK technology and business operating model for Corporate across Europe in a phased approach for Cash, Debt and Trade product offerings in Agile framework.

Responsibilities as a Solution Lead

Design the Target Operating Model, Process Maps and standard Operating Procedures for Client Servicing & Query Mgmt. and Tax Work streams.
Deliberate with the in-country stakeholders to understand the annual tax statement (IFU) requirement for France(withholding tax), understand the rates to be levied based on client domicile/shareholder status, preparation of tax form showcasing the withholding tax collected from the clients for regulatory reporting
Capture the requirements/user stories for the rest of the countries in Western Europe region keeping the build for Portugal as base and accommodating the delta country specific requirements/process uplifts.
Steer stakeholder workshop meetings with cross functional work streams to review and agree on the operating procedures, requirements, migration timelines and dependencies.
Outline and oversee engagement model, training requirements, migration plan, impact analysis, and contingency processes associated to transition from local platform to target state (BLUE systems)

Project: Global Securities Infrastructure Program

Employer: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Client:      Credit Suisse                      Role: Functional Architect & Scrum Master

Location: London, (UK)

The engagement aims to deliver a global, scalable, entity-agnostic strategic securities processing architecture, including transaction capture and controls, core data, position management and transaction settlement. Eliminate legacy securities settlement systems across globe and to realize target architecture via incremental progress using a phased approach in Agile implementation methodology.

Responsibilities as a Functional Architect and Scrum Master

Formalize and deliver the strategic design of the target architecture for global securities processing platform. (Front to Back).
Liaise with technical Architecture team, design authority, sponsors and business engineers to analyse and ensure business and design principles are followed and abided.
Administer the epics for each sprint, allocate story points based on capacity, readjust and prioritize backlog items for TOM (Target Operating Model) requirements, create change request for new epics. Organize sprint/Hip planning and review meetings within and across teams.
Appreciated by key stakeholders for recommending the inefficiencies around settlement processing principles, highlighted non value add activities, strategic & TIM compliant solutions, architecture overloads, business rules standardisation

Project: Swiss Books & Records and Trade Processing

Employer: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Client:      Pershing, LLC                      Role: Lead Business Analyst

Location: London, (UK), New Jersey (USA)

Pershing is a large wealth Management firm offering securities services to a diverse client base across the globe. With the objective of becoming the go-to custodian for its customers through consistent and superior user experience, the client decided to offer complete outsourcing solutions for the middle and back-office operations for its Private Wealth Management (PWM) business clientele.

As a Business Analyst had to recommend TOM to on-board the Pershing’s Wealth Management clients Swiss operations to its middle office and back office platform. My responsibilities:

Planned restricted interaction model, engaging identified stakeholders (considering data privacy laws in Switzerland), highlighted business process revamp to accommodate SWISS operations.
Identified and documented business and functional requirements pertaining to booking, settlement, accounts operations custody maintenance, data transmissions and reconciliations for all product offerings (Fiduciary, Alternative  Investments, Cash Sweep, Equity trades, Asset transfers, FX).
Document the ‘as –is’ trading process and the ‘to be’ target flows, highlight the build requirement resulting out of business process revamp

Project: Canonical Messaging (SWIFT 20022)

Employer: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Client:      Northern Trust Corporation                Role: Lead Business Analyst

Location: Chicago, USA

Client is focused on building internal canonical messages leveraging ISO 20022 (SWIFT) definitions for standardizing all of the internal application communications. One of the key areas undergoing significant transformation is external SWIFT message communication. In the current state, there are multiple solutions generating SWIFT messages, causing redundancies and expensive to maintain. Northern Trust has envisioned a future state wherein canonical messages play a critical role in standardizing this requirement across the enterprise.

As a business analyst, key areas of focus involved –

Identified and channelled forward engineering opportunities, build plan for Information modelling, process modelling, conducted and participated in reverse engineering modelling workshops (MT – MX) to gather business communication requirements for FX and Time deposit asset classes.
Charted the engagement guidelines, pre-requisites, process design, assumptions, dependencies and sign off timelines concerning the initiative.
Document a comprehensive data dictionary, corporate actions, time deposit, and securities settlements taxonomy and align it with the ISO 20022 repository elements.
Discussed data gaps, supplementary attribute requirements, and SWIFT tool usability with SWIFT technical team, Registration Authority and facilitated agreements on change in model solutions and validity/traceability of supplementary attributes.
Defined canonical Messages in Standards Lite Editor Tool, UGE Tool. Trained stakeholders to comprehend the usage, business intelligence of Swift Message tools
Appreciated by Client and Cognizant stakeholders for propositioning Asset servicing Modelling encompassing valuation and Entitlements (RFP) and creating the Statement of Work.

Project: Enterprise Business Architecture Planning

Employer: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Client: Bank Of New York Mellon (BNYM)            Role: Lead Business Analyst

Location: New Jersey (USA), New York (USA)

BNYM 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.

Roles and Responsibilities –

Recommended IT rationalization by identifying applications/services that could be decommissioned. Consolidated the application portfolio through retiring redundant or seldom used application.
Outlined and administered biz-IT mapping, process-IT mapping sessions, process decomposition (L0-L2), „enterprise architecture“ visualizations, process commonalities and redundancies for the fund administration business of the bank.
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.
Highly recommended by senior client stakeholder for producing high quality deliverable.

Project: Fund of Fund accounting and Liquidity Management platform integration                  Employer: Cognizant Technologies Solutions

Client: Bank Of New York Mellon                Role: Lead Business Analyst

Location: New Jersey (USA), Kolkata (India)

The drive of the project was 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 modelling (“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.


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.
Designed and oversaw requirement implementation into user interface in Liquidity administration service- designed Interface service UI, Trade reconciliation UI. Designed wireframes and different UI screens. Developed the business process workflow, functional workflow diagrams and screen mock-ups for user reviews.
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 modelling scenarios.
Conducted the user training sessions with the business and obtained sign-offs for meeting the target release dates. Provided post-production support to the business desk and maintained updated presentation decks for presentation during the regular project status calls.

Previous Professional Experience

Employer: Fi-tek Pvt Ltd

Client: Northern Trust, Citi Bank, Goldman Sachs        Role: Lead Business Analyst

Location: New Jersey(USA), Kolkata (India)

As a SME steered demonstration and provided support for the partnership accounting application’ Hedge- tek’

Liaised with QA team and end users to create user scenarios and functional specifications for enhancements to investor accounting system (Hedge-tek).
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 analysing 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.
Planned and executed Client delivery and release plans

NON-IT Experience:

Visa Industries- Role- Finance Officer

Responsibilities- Finance & Accounts.

Satisfying the queries of the banks regarding the trading activities of the firm in order to avail Letter of Credit limit and Bank Guarantee for sourcing Working Capital requirements.
Supervising the preparation of reports to provide feedback to top management on financial performance, viz. fund management and ageing analysis.
YES Bank Ltd- Assistant Manager- Retail

Responsibilities- Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Sales and Marketing

Business planning and analysis for assessment of revenue potential in business opportunities.
Implementing competent strategies for business with a view to penetrate new accounts and expand existing ones for meeting pre-determined business objectives and targets.
Interfacing with clients for understanding their requirements & suggesting the most viable solutions / products and cultivating relations with them for customer retention & securing repeat business.
Identifying new streams for revenue growth & developing plans to build consumer preference

MBA Finance

Usage Guideline Editor, Lite Editor, Trace, JITA, ALM, Balsamiq
Modelling Tools
MS Visio




Finance specialisation


2017/ currently employer

VP Business Consultant at Wells Fargo

I manage risk & compliance projects of the bank. Also responsible for migrating projects from waterfall to agile


Senior Business Consultant at Cognizant technology solutions UK

Partnered with banks like BNYM, Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, Northern Trust to work on multiple projects concerning capital markets .


Senior Business analyst at Fi Tek LLC

Lead Business analyst for hedge fund accounting product- Hedgetek


Assistant Manager at Yes Bank

Brand management

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