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Data Analyst

Gauteng Market Related
Sector: Insurance
Posted: Friday, 3 June 2022

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Profile – Data Analyst

We are looking for a passionate individual with a financial background, knowledge of data analytics and a technical understanding of the banking and premium collection environment. The successful candidate will dissect and analyse large amounts of raw data to prepare reports and identify trends to inform decisions around collection strategies and improve business processes. The candidate will turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions.


  • Do activity based budget calculations and other financial forecasts.
  • Understand accounting records and add value through management reporting.
  • Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities.
  • Drive automation projects.
  • Collaborate with Finance, Actuarial, Management Information Systems and Project Office teams.




  • Proven working experience as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst with some Finance experience.
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages, databases (SQL etc.) and Data mining tools.
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analysing datasets (Excel, etc.).
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Problem-solving aptitude.
  • Analytical mind and business acumen.
  • Adept at responding to queries, report writing and presenting findings.
  • Com Finance, B.Com Accounting or CIMA would be advantageous.