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Financial Services Data Analyst

Vacancy Details

Reference No.

NM15-43986

Synopsis

A financial services provider is seeking to employ a Financial Services Data analyst to lead cross-functional projects using advanced data modelling and analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimisation opportunities.

Description

Include and are not limited to the following:

  • Interact with internal and externals source system owners to solicit information and data
  • Construct logical data integrity test processes (regular and ad-hoc)
  • Quickly understands the business issues and data challenges of the environment
  • Liaising, gathering, eliciting and analysing of business and data requirements including data standards to meet defined business requirements
  • Working with business users to define business process to compliment the overall solution
  • Analysing and reporting on data quality for specific data sets
  • Perform complex scenario calculations to identify errors, omissions and appropriate corrective actions required
  • Perform portfolio performance and attribution testing across large number of funds
  • Design and perform reasonability test processes across multiple business units to enhance operational controls
  • Design and perform data gap analysis protocols across multiple databases

Technical Recommendation and Testing

  • Understand application database structure and build adhoc PSL/SQL queries
  • Gap Analysis, Test Script, Unit Testing, Regression Testing, System Integration Testing
  • 3rd Line support when required
  • Static data maintenance
  • Leads testing efforts, particularly related to data matching and verification
  • Working knowledge of data constructs and principles of database design. Must be able to interpret an Entity Relationship diagram
  • Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner
  • Works with client personnel to identify required changes
  • Communicates needed changes to SBU’s

Task Execution

  • Assists in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules
  • Takes input from supervisor and appropriately and accurately applies comments or feedback
  • Consistently delivers high quality services to SBU’s
  • Understands the components of running an end to end successful task

Requirements

Qualification

  • BSc in Statistics or a similar qualification

Required Experience and Skills

  • 3 – 5 years relevant experience in the financial services industry (preferably asset management)
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Strong logical capability
  • Systematic thinking approach
  • Highly analytical thought process
  • Strongly motivated by a need to deliver quality solutions with innovation
  • Good communication essential, as well as high attention to details
  • This person will work with financial and administrative data, performing data comparisons, logical calculations and comparisons and continual data integrity testing across multiple portfolio and transactional databases
  • Advanced excel knowledge
  • Ability to build adhoc SQL queries

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

Position Type

Permanent

Work Level

Mid-Level

Salary

Market Related

Industry

Banking/Finance And Investment

Salary Type

Monthly

Package

Cost To Company

Affirmative Action

Yes

Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North