BDO South Africa

Data Analyst/Developer

Job description

As a Data Analyst / Developer you will form part of a vibrant team in the Digital Advisory.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for assisting team members on various tasks such as design, including technical documentation and development of new applications as well as performing various data analytics tasks and visualising the results of the analysis.

Main Duties And Responsibilities

Participates and contributes to the development of strategic objectives, tools, development, departmental growth opportunities, and learning and development. Devise business development solutions, tools, and strategies to promote departmental objectives.

Some responsibilities and duties are but not limited to the below:

  • Perform quality checks by developing and executing testing scripts and procedures.
  • Perform advanced data analytics and deploy dashboard visualizations using various technologies.
  • Perform various system reviews and business analysis tasks.
  • Develop front-end, back-end, and integration layer software products according to technical specifications.
  • Execute applications and systems performance analysis.
  • Recommend and implement improvement methods.
  • Maintain and modify existing applications and systems.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships (internal and external)

Behavioural Competencies

  • Effective Communication Skills, both written and verbal.
  • Problem-solving techniques and effective conflict management skills.
  • People management skills
  • Ability to engage with top management and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships.

BDO Core Competencies

  • Relationships and Collaboration
  • Exceptional Client Service
  • Business Growth
  • Engaging people
  • Leadership
  • Quality, Risk management, and Operational performance

Qualifications/Recognition Of Prior Learning Equivalent

Qualifications, Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Experience, and Knowledge

  • Diploma / Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems / Information Technology / Statistics / Informatics or relevant qualification
  • Diploma / Degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant qualification

Work Experience
  • 2-5 years of Data analytics, system audit reviews, or programming.


  • IDEA Analytics; SQL; Python; Alteryx; Advanced Excel; R
  • Basic to intermediate Accounting, Auditing, risk, and control principles.
  • Data extraction, and transformation techniques.
  • Visualisation/ Dashboarding
  • C# / Java / .Net Framework (OOP Programming Language)
  • HTML / Ajax / NodeJS / AngularJS / Php / JavaScript
  • Data Visualization Knowledge (Power BI, QlikView, Tableau)
  • SDLC and Scrum / Agile Methodology Project Management Methodology
  • Basic understanding Cloud Based Technologies (Azure, Google Cloud, AWS)


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