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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Balance Sheet Insights and Analytics: BI Analyst

    Job Description

    Commercial Finance Execution Accountabilities:

    • Translate business questions to be solved into data requirements & define data solutions to deliver against these requirements

    • Proactively partner with the data engineering team to refine the data requirements deliver raw data to Data Science team for interpretation & analysis

    • Query the relevant database to obtain data and create fit for purpose datasets, using the relevant tools - SQL, SAS

    • Use advanced data science skills to build solutions that leverage the best suited analytical techniques. These include but are not limited to: advanced statistics, machine learning and deep learning.

    • Apply quality assurance frameworks to test model & analysis techniques (e.g. algorithms, models) & overall data quality

    • Produce business insights and recommendations based on data analysis & modelling concluded & where relevant with knowledge and experience of e.g. SAS, Python, R.

    • Use storytelling and data visualization techniques to maximize impact & deliver a user friendly product to business

    • Contribute to the consolidation of data solutions into viable end products (in the language of business) that can be leveraged on an ongoing basis e.g. dashboards, reports etc.

    • Present data analysis (trends, insights, forecasts) & findings to business & show tangible business impact to be derived from the data science process

    • Promote data literacy with your business stakeholders by sharing best practices and showing tangible business impact & recommendations as a direct result of the data solutions provided

    • Use best practice methodologies

    • Adhere to the core Data Governance disciplines in the performance of BI activities. This includes data quality management, information and information security and privacy.

    • Oversee integrity of reports, both when developing new report as well as when executing existing scripts to ensure data accurately presented

    • Develop and sustain knowledge and experience on the end to end processes, including relevant systems within scope of work.

    • Prepare for all cycles in advance and ensure adequate engagement with the relevant finance and business teams.

    • Focus on information-driven performance improvement and formulate data into easy access standardised views.

    • Create unprecedented, seamless customer experiences via finance BU enablement.

    • Embrace our distinctive brand aspiration and infuse in business.

    • Identify and innovate operating practices to optimize the function. Embrace digital solutions.

    • Drive continuous process efficiency, financial rigor and controls. 

    Financial Reporting Accountabilities:

    • Generate innovative easy to comprehend progress reports for leaders on their strategic agenda, short-term and long-term plans and investments, operational success metrics, efficiencies, risks and mitigations.

    • Interact with the stakeholders to agree minimum quality standards, as well as an agreed method of communicating and resolving any identified quality deficiencies in the reporting process.

    • Own the process of delivery of high-quality information for regular and ad-hoc enhanced reporting to agreed requirements, timelines, and standards.

    • Act in line with the correct governance and control frameworks across the Finance team, as well as for proactively addressing any deficiencies and exceptions.

    • Develop and implement control procedures as deficiencies or exceptions are identified which support the production of error-free reports. Assess and drive improvement of business accounting practices and policies.

    • Take a commercial view on business and provide contextual insights into performance reports.

    • Integrate advanced modelling and analysis capability to provide actionable intelligence, beyond data within the function.

    • Generate finance narratives and insights with consultation with business

    • Ensure appropriate, quality and timeous delivery of accurate financial and non-financial management information to support business objectives and expectations, including appropriate financial and non-financial metrics, valid and insightful comments and packaging the information in a relevant and appropriate manner.

    • Deliver reporting reflecting deep commercial, holistic understanding, coherency, clarity, and contextualisation. Tell the story with passion and conviction.

    • Provide thought-leadership, insight, influence and challenge on evolving stakeholder information requirements and reporting processes to deliver analytics.

    • Align to processes around month-end, year-end and planning cycles across the RBB finance community and BU based on the requirements from Group. Prepare for all cycles in advance and ensure adequate engagement with the relevant finance and BU teams.

    • Manage the production of regular, high quality, standardised financial and non-financial reporting and analytics to Business and Finance; and focus on effective collaborative stakeholder hand-offs in the production.

    People Investment Accountabilities

    • Network with finance, Risk, Treasury and business colleagues and create awareness of challenges, opportunities and issues and encourage collaboration

    • Focus on Finance skills evolution and remaining relevant.

    • Embrace the value of finance partnership in Big Data, Advanced Analytics, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships into the core of our business.

    • Basic understanding of Financial statements


    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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