Job description

Ref no: CH716

Our client in the fraud prevention industry is looking for a Specialist Data Analyst to join their team, who works fully remote from any location in South Africa. The company is combating fraud across the financial services industry by providing a shared database to member organisations and offering the public a means of protecting themselves against impersonation and identity theft.

Role Purpose

  • To analyse data
  • Identify changes in activity
  • Identify data trends and exceptions
  • Convert data to intelligence
  • Providing insight to maximise member engagement.
  • Identify areas for data quality improvement and product development.
  • Provide operational and management reporting.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsibilities
    • Data mining and analysis
    • Data quality and integrity management
    • Statistical data analysis
    • Creation of operational and management reports and dashboards
    • Data visualisation
    • Assist in gathering the relevant supporting data for compilation of new product proposals and business cases
    • Data needs planning and monitoring
    • Assist in projects where data collection, analysis, management and testing will be required
    • Review current data management systems and processes and identify opportunities for optimisation and automation
  • Skills Required
    • Communication and facilitation skills
    • Basic Testing knowledge and skills
    • Eliciting requirements
    • Requirements organization


  • Technical Knowledge: Level 4
    • Strong technical knowledge, skills and experience
    • Confident as a ‘ data expert’ within organisation
    • Must have a broad and deep technical knowledge and will consistently apply these in highly technical design and management areas of the role
    • SQL queries and scripting
    • Advanced Excel formula construction and manipulation
    • Programming languages, Java, XML
    • Data flow mapping
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
    • Ability to analytically, logically and critically apply knowledge and skills to resolve problems
    • Design and identify innovative solutions and opportunities
    • Ability to identify and source new data
    • Research and analysis skills
    • Immaculate attention to detail


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years working experience preferably in the in the Banking or associated Financial sectors
    • IT specialisation in IT Data/Systems analysis and design or
    • Bachelor’s degree in data analytics/ management or an equivalent qualification or
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with specialisation in IT, or Data Analysis or Systems analysis and design
    • Machine learning knowledge would be beneficial


  • While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 15 days please consider your application as unsuccessful.
  • In keeping with our client’s employment equity requirements, only South African citizens will be considered.
  • Please include your current salary and salary expectations.

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