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BI Analyst (Finance)

Job Description


Relevant graduate degree in Statistics, Finance, Mathematics or Actuarial Science.

Relevant post-graduate qualification (Hons / Masters) with majors in Statistics, Finance, Mathematics or Actuarial Science will be advantageous.


Skills & Experience:

At least 3 years’ experience in a reporting/analysis role, including experience in and understanding of database structure design and data extraction principles.

Business Analysis & Requirements gathering.

Financial systems & procedures.

Database design principle.

Effective communication.

The ability to work under pressure.
Writing and Reporting skills.
South African citizens only.


Job Description:

·      Responsible for effectively and efficiently addressing client queries / questions.

·      Maintain integrity of existing reports or analysis affecting area.

·      Follow-up with relevant “upstream” IT departments with regards to issues.

·      Be resilient and escalate to Head: BI or Team Leader if needed.

·      Ask relevant questions to ensure understanding of the core business need driving the specific request.

·      Interact with business users on a business level to understand the potential risk / business impact of need.

·      Translate business needs into technical/system requirements applicable to IT and various other technically focused departments.

·      Ensure the business requirement is clearly documented using the formal Project Request Form.

·      Include projected timelines to address business need.

·      Discuss business requirement and timelines with Head: BI or Team Leader in order to prioritise tasks.

·      During engagement with Head: BI or Team Leader.

·      Estimate the impact / potential risk of business issue.

·      Provide the relevant / specific detailed information upon request

·      Management of database:

·      Ensure data integrity of company data warehouse.

·      Management of data flows & processes to clients.

·      Responsible for the development of new reports.

·      Maintenance & enhancement of existing reports.

·      Distribution of reports to clients (may utilise Reporting Analyst).

·      Analysis (cause and effect):

·      End-to-end data driven analysis to address business need.

·      Identify potential business “triggers” that impact reports.

·      Modelling (only relevant to some roles):

·      Development of most appropriate statistical model based on specific business need.

·      Prepare formal communication / feedback to stakeholders on developed report or requested analysis in an understandable format.