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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Cenfri is an independent think tank based in Cape Town. Our mission is to support financial inclusion and financial sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. We do this by conducting research, providing advice and developing capacity building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service prov...
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    Business Intelligence Design and reporting Analyst


    • Cenfri is seeking a Business Intelligence Reporting Specialist to analyse business data and translate into meaningful reports and dashboards to inform decision making. This will include planning, design, analysis, monitoring and reporting processes - both internally and externally to clients. This role will enable the research and admin support teams to achieve excellence in delivery using intelligent reporting.

    Key result areas are:

    Analysis of business and financial data to inform decision-making

    • Analysis and interpretation of business and financial information
    • Structuring business data within a maintained central database
    • Facilitating the co-creation of relevant business information to enable management information reporting
    • Providing management information to enable managers to proactively manage operational performance in a project environment and measure financial results
    • Designing applicable BI Dashboards & reports
    • Documenting business processes and recommending process improvements.
    • Proactive stakeholder communication and process enhancement
    • Regular engagement with users facilitated to ensure emerging user requirements are understood and implemented where appropriate
    • Continuous improvement of systems and processes based on experience and learnings
    • Using data to contribute to and support project and portfolio management system design
    • Documenting, maintaining and operationalising project management related templates, system notes and policies – including improvements required, noted through engagement with all project stakeholders, from directors to junior project managers
    • Ensuring accurate and timely information is shared and disseminated at relevant project and portfolio forums related to delivery, budget and resource allocation; as well as co-ordinating follow-ups on actions agreed
    • Providing inputs and trade-off guidance regarding overall resource capacity and constraints for appropriate resource allocation
    • Contributing to the design of plans and tracking tools for monitoring and reporting, including financial, project status and resource related reporting

    Project reporting

    • Managing the collation and drafting of financial and narrative reports through efficient data collection systems and coordination amongst contributors
    • Preparing project reports and managing systems to inform internal project and program management decisions

    Support excellent delivery

    • Contribute to the design of systems required to ensure excellence in delivery by the research teams
    • Supporting admin and research teams to ensure excellence in delivery and ad hoc support to project managers and coordination across other pillars

    Income modelling and capacity planning

    • Develop and maintain future income models forecasting and budgeting purposes


    • Relevant graduate qualification in commerce, finance, accounting, project management, business management or related fields
    • Three years business analysis and / or project reporting experience, preferably in a consulting environment
    • Financial and reporting experience
    • Proficient in data analytical tools for creating dashboards (Power BI preferred)

    The ideal candidate

    • Has good quantitative and data analytical skills
    • Has a financial background and is comfortable with building information metrics
    • Has excellent organisational skills
    • Has good database and presentation skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Has good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Is passionate about good systems and enjoys enabling others to be effective
    • Is proficient in MS office applications (including advanced Excel)
    • Experience within a development or non-profit environments advantageous

    Preference will be given to candidates currently residing within South Africa, and Employment Equity candidates.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Cenfri on to apply

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

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