Reporting System and BI Analyst
Reports to: Finance Reporting Controller
Purpose of role
Drive the transformation of the Finance reporting function to deliver a best in class business intelligence and information management programme for Finance. Support the creation of a Finance reporting transformation roadmap to deliver a best in class programme that meets both Business and Finance requirementsResponsible for interrogation of cross-functional data available in Teradata to enhance management reportingResponsible for presentation of data using visualisation tools such as TableauSupport and implement technical enhancements of the Cognos TM1 planning solutionSupport the implementation of Finance report automation, consolidation and pull self serviceCollaborate with senior management and provide updates on financial reports, progress and modificationsEnsure reports are created and aligned to standard style and formatting guidelinesPrepare and maintain report templates for more advanced reports, supervise all enhancement and development requestsRaise areas for potential improvement with management and drive any changes throughResponsible for the integrity and accuracy of the data. Support the team in having consistently high levels of service, timely, accurate and insightful, meeting any SLAs and KPIs the Reporting CoE may haveWorking with key stakeholders identify the key information requirements and translating them into data and BI requirementsWork with the BI/Analytics team and technology to successfully deliver solutions that meet the identified requirements and align to the overall BI/Analytics and data strategy.Preparation and formatting of reporting packs to the business as requiredWork collaboratively across different finance teams, particularly the strategic finance and FP&A teamsLiaising with the Finance Systems and BI teams to ensure the database structures and procedures are fit for purpose and reduce manual reporting
Essential knowledge, skills and capabilities Excellent statistical analysis skillsExpert in the use of large data warehouse such as TeradataExcellent report writing abilities with particular attention to detailStrong planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescalesStrong analytical skills with the ability to interrogate large data sets and come to sound, logical recommendations & conclusionsExpert knowledge of business reporting & BI tools - specifically Microsoft, SQL, Alteryx, reporting tools (Cognos), visualisation tools (Tableau) and warehouse design, with ability to manipulate and draw meaningful analysis and actions from dataPrevious experience of drawing different datasets together, presenting commercial insights to assist in key business decision makingStrong work ethic and ability to understand business requirements and accurately assess any impact on existing systems and processesSelf-motivated with the ability to work independently and pro-activelyTech savvy with data mining & predictive modelling skills, an advantage
Successful candidates will meet the following criteria Educated to a degree level +5+ years’ experience delivering best in class insights using Tableau and Teradata or similarA self-starter with a good knowledge of Business Intelligence tools and approachesExperience of working in a fast-paced environment / retail / FMCGA passion for financial analysis and reportingThe ability to produce relevant, coherent, succinct information and reports for all levels of management, including understanding the requirements of DirectorsA curious data wizard, with evidence of working at an advanced level in Excel, BI and Statistical analysis toolsDetail orientedAccounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent) desirable
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