Datafin

Business Analyst

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
CONDUCT new feature analysis and drive revenue opportunities across existing solutions, products and clients as the next Business Analyst sought by a dynamic Software Solutions Provider specializing in Financial Risk systems. You will manage open projects to completion, performing a project management function with a strong focus on the ‘definition of done’ and close projects driving consulting revenue for self and development revenue for Dev team(s). You will also perform a consulting function helping clients achieve their data and automation goals by performing gap analysis and defining long-term strategic goals. You will require an Undergrad Degree in Finance/Actuarial Science or similar discipline – Honours preferred with 4+ years’ experience solving financial business problems using technology, strong T-SQL & SQL skills, 2+ years’ running and project managing an Analyst and/or Software team & detailing requirement definitions and specifications.
 
DUTIES:
  • Analyst Consultant responsible for analysing, defining, and solving business problems across solutions and clients.
  • Define projects and requirement specifications including quoting for work, task definition, work assignment and timeline management.
  • Build and implement processes using the Workflow framework for clients and internally.
  • Generate and chase leads for new business opportunities.
  • Build workflows, data reports, pdf-style reports, data analyses using solution stack.
  • Drive sales and up-sell opportunities with each client interaction.
  • Build and enhance the Analyst/Consultant function/team with a focus on revenue generation for self and team(s).
  • Work with executive team on revenue projections based on existing and new work opportunities.
  • Manage project timelines, resource allocation and drive projects to completion.
  • Write data reports and analyses using SQL, build and implement workflows and reports.
  • Build pdf-based reports using Report Designer tool.
  • Learn and push financial and software development knowledge of both team and self.
  • Train/Support/Coach junior members of team.
  • Communicate with Directors and clients.
  • Gap analysis on maintain existing software solutions and development frameworks.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Undergraduate Degree in Finance, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems or Computer Science – Honours preferred.
  • Recognised financial qualification if Degree was not finance-related preferable.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • 4+ Years’ experience solving financial business problems using technology, T-SQL experience required.
  • 2+ Years’ –
  • Running and project managing an Analyst and/or Software team.
  • Detailing requirement definitions and specifications and managing projects to completion.
Additional –
  • RDBMS with MSSQL required.
  • Experience working with workflows tools for process automation.
  • Good at writing specification documents with supporting documentation.
  • Experience in SQL, report writing.
  • Comfortable presenting to clients.
  • Enjoy documentation writing.
 
Advantageous –
  • Exposure to financial calculations and data analysis.
  • Pricing, structuring, analysing or trading financial and investment products.
  • Financial Risk Management from the perspective of a financial institution.
  • Data and/or Quantitative Analysis in a finance-related context.
  • Power BI or similar experience.
  • Experience working in an Object-Oriented or Functional Programming environment.
  • Prior experience working with C#.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Strong interest in Financial Services or Carbon Credit space.
  • Strong analytical skills for designing solutions.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Safeguards integrity of sensitive client data.
  • A strong knack for problem solving.
  • Quick learner.
  • Interest in Software Development industry.
  • Good time management.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Understands industry trends.
  • Communicates clearly and politely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work independently but also be a team player.
  • Uses initiative, is proactive and possesses problem solving skills.
  • Willing to put in long hours when needed.