Business Analyst - Finance Transformation

Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Central Data Team

This position sits within a team of roughly a dozen Data & BI specialists who are responsible for the development and maintenance of a group data warehouse and associated data marts, feeds and related BI systems that support a growing appetite for data insight throughout the business. In turn that team is part of Group IT, a function responsible for a wide variety of applications used across all Hiscox business units.

The role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Hiscox during a time of focused growth where you will have the remit to make a real difference. We are forward thinking and are constantly re-evaluating our data landscape, exploring new technologies and harnessing best of breed visualisation tools. If you are looking for a role that can enable you to make a real difference in how we shape, use and gain insights from Data then this Business Analyst role is for you.

The primary focus for this role is to work on a large finance transformation programme, gathering business requirements to feed into the design and delivery of a new finance data warehouse. This is a key strategic deliverable for the organisation and will grant you many opportunities to work with key stakeholders and shape the way we use data across the group.

What you'll be doing as a Business Analyst:

This role has been specifically created to work full time on the new finance data warehouse, whilst maintaining an interface into the existing central data team. This is

This is an interesting and challenging role where you will have the opportunity to combine "soft" influencing, persuasion, leadership and consultancy skills with in-depth business understanding and technical skills, to turn high-level business requirements into detailed analysis. We are seeking a balanced analyst with a finance background who is comfortable running requirements workshops with senior stakeholders, but also has an appreciation of data warehousing.

Our must-haves:

  • Experience working with business stakeholders to elicit and document business requirements
  • An understanding of data warehousing and data modelling
  • An inquisitive mind-set and desire to understand both business requirements, and the data that underpins them
  • Exposure to the financial services industry
  • End-to-end finance project lifecycle experience
  • Experience working with a third party implementation partner

Our nice to haves:

  • Insurance industry exposure with an understanding of finance and basic accounting concepts
  • Experience with the following toolsets: ERWin, Tableau, SQL Server
  • Experience on both Waterfall and Agile projects
  • Experience with data platform migration

About Hiscox
As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength - all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.

We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.

Scratch beneath the surface and you will find a business that is solid, but slightly contrary. We like to do things differently and constantly seek to evolve. We might have been around for a long time (our roots go back to 1901), but we are young in many ways, ambitious and going places.
Some people might say insurance is dull, but life at Hiscox is anything but. If that sounds good to you, get in touch.

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