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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Senior Data Scientist Gauteng/Western Cape

    What will you do?

    This role is accountable for rendering data and analytics-based support within MWL to enhance operational effectiveness/innovation, enable better sales and solve business problems.  Key responsibilities are:

    • Manage the leads pipeline
    • Render technical support with selected investigations and data analytics
    • Provide input into business plans/projects
    • Provide data/analytics support and solutions
    • Manage client profiles and segmentations
    • Ensure data governance and integrity
    • Stakeholder management
    • People management

    What will make you successful in this role?

    Qualification & experience:

    •     Related qualification in data science/quantitative analysis preferable (maths and statistics)
    •     Relevant accreditations in tools, applications (i.e.:  Python, R, SQL, etc)
    •     Management diploma (preferable)
    •     3-5 years’ experience within a data analytics environment

    Knowledge and skills

    •     MS: Excel, Word, PP, Outlook, Access
    •     Pandas (Python), R
    •     Standard Data storage reading/writing: SQL, flat files including CSV
    •     GLM and Machine learning techniques
    •     BI and Big Data tools would be an advantage: Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Data streaming 



    •     Sound financial services industry knowledge 
    •     A business operating model and strategy
    •     Digital and alternative distribution operations (including call centres)
    •     Relevant regulatory legislation and compliance knowledge 
    •     Statistical analysis
    •     Quantitative modelling/analytics
    •     Data modelling 
    •     Data management /storage and transformation
    •     Database design and management
    •     Architecture and Infrastructure management and enablement
    •     Data Science solutions for Big Data problems. 
    •     Data governance and security
    •     Client profiling and behavioural modelling
    •     MIS and reporting
    •     Business modelling and feature engineering 
    •     People management

    Personal attributes:

    •     Analytical, detail minded, accurate
    •     Balanced and integrative thinker (conceptual and analytic)
    •     Synthesis and practicality (translate complex data into simple solutions)
    •     Innovative in looking for ways to improve process/practice
    •     Proactive, initiates actions
    •     Communication skills 
    •     Planning and structuring
    •     Collaborator
    •     Problem solver
    •     Client orientated 
    •     Good communicator
    •     Able to build relationships/partnerships

    Qualification and Experience

    • Degree or Diploma with 3 to 4 years related experience
    • Knowledge and Skills
    • Database Knowledge
    • IT Data Analysis
    • Data Security
    • Risk Management
    • Reporting and Administration

    Personal Attributes

    • Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
    • Decision quality - Contributing independently
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
    • Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

    Build a successful career with us
    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realize their worth. 

    Core Competencies

    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
    • Customer focus - Contributing independently
    • Drives results - Contributing independently
    • Collaborates - Contributing independently
    • Being resilient - Contributing independently

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    HFM Reporting Analyst: Group Financial Reporting

    What will make you successful in this role?

    • Review, evaluate and implement critical and complex financial close and consolidation processes 

    • Interpret & drive development requirements 

    • Compile the business specifications from an accounting perspective to Oracle Hyperion EPM application suite.

    • Responsible for maintaining the existing Oracle Hyperion EPM application suite and supporting Sanlam and Santam through partnerships with business stakeholders and the application infrastructure team.

    • Responsible for maintaining the existing Oracle Hyperion EPM application suite

    • Assist businesses with reconciling/investigating results within HFM

    • Assist Group financial reporting teams (Management information/IFRS/regulatory)

    • Perform other duties as assigned and participate in special projects 

    Qualification and Experience

    • CTA or equivalent + completed CA training contract in financial services with HFM experience OR

    • Newly qualified CA(SA) with HFM experience OR

    • Bcomm Accounting with HFM experience

    • Experience with Visual Basic (VB) Script in order to understand business rule script or significant experience with business rule script would be to advantance.

    • Familiar with foreign exchange calculations and translations.

    • Experience with consolidation and reporting using HFM with a detailed understanding of the dimensions within HFM.

    • Experience with advanced HFM data query analysis

    • Must be able to perform under pressure

    • Must have knowledge of / exposure to accounting and financial reports and systems

    • Must have knowledge of advanced accounting principles and financial reports as well as systems analysis and design methodologies

    • Business Intelligence

    • Excellent computer skills with a working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and/or SQL

    • Familiarity with SmartView Add-In tools for planning and reporting

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Information Review
    • Financial Reporting
    • Financial Queries and Recommendations
    • Financial Controls

    Personal Attributes

    • Communicates effectively - Contributing through others
    • Decision quality - Contributing through others
    • Manages complexity - Contributing through others
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing through others

    Build a successful career with us

    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies

    • Being resilient - Contributing through others
    • Collaborates - Contributing through others
    • Customer focus - Contributing through others
    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
    • Drives results - Contributing through others

    Turnaround time

    The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 


    The closing date for applications is 9 February 2022

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