Data Analyst/Scientist

Recruiter
Eximius Group
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Aug 2019
Closes
11 Sep 2019
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Currently Recruiting for a top tier buy-side firm based in the City

Ideally we will attract a well educated graduate with under 12 months experience who is well versed within Data/VBA/Excel & SQL

Key Responsibilities

  • Performing large data reconciliations and following through the query resolution process in order to facilitate the implementation of reinsurance contracts
  • Contribute to the CRM function for our growing list of reinsurance counterparties, attending client meetings and leading conference calls to maintain dialogue around managing client expectations in terms of timelines and outputs expected
  • Ensuring all internal operational processes are set up and handed over to the BAU Team including any collateral provisions
  • Continuously improving and documenting implementation 'bestpractices' with a view to standardising procedures as much as possible
  • Analysts will be expected to take ownership across multiple reinsurance contracts at the same time in a fast paced environment
  • Managing stakeholders such as Ops, Pricing and Strats to ensure a smooth implementation process

Required:

  • Minimum 2:1 in a degree from a leading university (please note strong candidates with exceptional work experience will also be considered should the degree criteria not be met)
  • Strong Excel skills - experience of manipulating large data sets. Candidate should show an interest in project work focussed around data migration and implementation
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and monitor deliverables and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently with external and internal stakeholders
  • Understanding of risk controls in an operational environment
  • Accuracy and absolute attention to detail
  • Can demonstrate problem solving ability and considered decision making
  • Ability to summarise and communicate complex data queries
  • Desire to work as part of team in a collaborative environment
  • Motivation to deliver above and beyond core functions

Preferred:

  • Strong MS Excel / VBA skills
  • Some pensions, insurance and/or reinsurance knowledge
  • Strong communication skills to clearly articulate status and issues to others
  • Understanding of risk controls in an operational environment, including knowledge of RCSAs

Competencies

  • Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate analytical skills
  • Drive and Motivation- Be a self-starter; successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
  • Teamwork- Demonstrate evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions
  • Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and shares information/new ideas with others
  • Judgement and Problem solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues
  • Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
  • Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions and presents persuasive recommendations

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