Business Analyst - Reporting

Ocado Group
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
16 Jun 2021
22 Jun 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Experience level
Part qualified
Business Analyst is a new role as part of a new team in Finance responsible for enhancing reporting for Ocado Group to deliver efficiency, insight & capability improvements. This role provides a key interface between the reporting requirements of the users and the developers of the technical solution.

The role will work with stakeholders across both Finance and the business to provide a high quality and consistent service that meets the reporting requirements of the growing global client business.

What you will be doing?
  • Engaging with users to understand their reporting requirements, including anticipated future needs
  • Analysing user requests & constructively challenging users to adopt Oracle standard or Ocado standardised reports wherever relevant
  • Where development is required, ensuring that design & content requirements are properly captured
  • Creating functional specifications in collaboration with business users, and working with the development team to validate requirements, define the solution, and oversee delivery of reports
  • Working with Process Design leads to ensure that reporting is consistent with approved business processes
  • Supporting users to ensure new or modified reports are tested and signed off.
  • Carrying out impact assessment on reports relating to changes in chart of accounts, enterprise structure or other changes
  • Delivery of reports using Smartview & providing a backup user support service for ad hoc Smartview enquiries
  • Carrying out complimentary analytical tasks such as reviewing data capability and data quality
  • Providing advice and training to the Finance community and business users on driving best practice report insights through effective use of tools, standardisation, templates, formats and visualisation
  • Contributing to the long term 'roadmap' for the evolution of a flexible & scalable reporting solution. Work with users and the RCOE team to define priorities and assist in the delivery of the agreed items
  • Maintaining an inventory of standard and developed reports, as a bible for users
  • Contributing to the overall governance standards for Ocado reporting

About you
  • A progressing career in Finance (part qualified or qualified accountant), with a desire to develop
  • Excellent appreciation of data and data structures, including the chart of accounts
  • A working knowledge of the capability of the various Fusion/Oracle reporting tools - OTBI, BI Publisher, FRS etc
  • Good working knowledge of Smartview
  • Knowledge of finance processes, and how the Oracle design reflects these processes
  • Have an understanding of financial statements and reports including Management and Statutory Accounts, P&Ls, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders at all levels across the business, delivering with quality but at pace and to meet deadlines
  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills
  • Highly numerate and analytical

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we're a FTSE 100 business developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry means also transforming the way we do business. As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we're looking for the brightest talents to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Only a 20 minute commute from London King's Cross and with a free shuttle bus provided from Hatfield Station to the office.


Ocado employee experience is very important to us. As well as keeping a smile on your face with weekly massages, a games room, coffee shop, weekly food samples and amazing food hall to satisfy your daily breakfast and lunch taste buds..All Ocado employees are offered a benefits package of - 25 days holiday, 15% discount on your weekly ocado shop, pension, share options, discounts on gym memberships and much much more....

Our values: we're in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better... ...

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