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Assistant Head of Data Analysis (SQL/ MySQL)

  • Location:

    Farnham, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Data Scientist, Database

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rachel Clements

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Assistant Head of Data Systems - Farnham, Surrey - Up to £35,000

Our client based in Farnham is currently looking for an Assistant Head of Data Systems to join and oversee the data analysis and reporting within the whole group. The candidate will be overseeing a team of 2 Data Analysts and as Assistant Head of Data Systems will play a pivotal role in predicting future behaviours and analysing past performance.

The client is looking for a candidate with a strong Data Analysis background and ideally someone with experience of previously leading a small team. The candidate will have completely responsibility for the retrieval, processing, analysis and forecasting of financial data from the systems in order to manage and report on client performance and transactions.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Bespoke Systems
    • Overseeing/assisting the Import of financial information received from clients
    • Utilising SQL queries, SQL analytics, SQL reporting and other query writing skills
    • Liaise with other departments to ensure their requirements are being met
  • Responsible for creating, tracking and producing management information & reports on department metrics and how they link to our financial performance
  • Create management information to support strategic decisions within the business
  • Work with Assistant Head of Finance to inform improvements to data management to ensure seamless experience using data and sound prioritisation/business case
  • Review, monitoring and reporting of quality and performance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), working with HofDS to help focus team performance on data integrity
  • Create actionable insight on operational metrics to extract root cause of data issues and drive priorities for improvement
  • Validate and audit team standards of quality and performance; identify barriers to achieving data accuracy through analysis and quality observations, and make recommendations for change based on sound analytics and facts
  • Make recommendations for process and system improvements, supporting the HoFDS and wider team with delivering efficiency and service improvements
  • Maintain, optimise and evolve reporting to meet ever-growing business needs using existing software and systems in place, but also identifying new ways of working to improve efficiency
  • Provide support with process mapping, review and improvement as required
  • Support information sharing to training function to deliver consistency and quality of behaviours
  • Manage integration processes for new data sources, from specification to implementation and testing
  • Ensure team compliance with standard operating procedures and quality standards

Experience/ Attributes:

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience analysing data
  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience & Excellent customer focus
  • Minimum of 1 years' hands on experience of SQL query writing, SQL analytics & SQL reporting services (SSIS, SSRS & T-SQL) and a strong/advanced, practical working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good understanding of SQL Management Studio & Visual Studio Business Intelligence
  • Demonstrate drive and positive approach to work and a determination and motivation to achieve targets
  • Demonstrable background of analytical and problem solving skills - ability to analyse data, think flexibly, identify issues and develop options that improve Data Integrity
  • Experience of providing analysis and insight to key stakeholders, presenting complex datasets in a clear and concise way, which non-technical colleagues can understand
  • Confident in multiple software packages and willing to learn in house systems
  • Experience of building and maintaining effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Able to work in fast-paced evolving business with ability to handle ambiguity and make decisions with limited information
  • Resilient and pro-active. An analytical thinker with strong organisational skills and an eye for detail; ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Exposure to process improvement techniques & preferably Lean Management

If this role is of interest and you think that you could be up for the challenge, then please send your CV through to