Senior Analyst Finance Data Operations

| Bengaluru, Karnataka, IND
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Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge, and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s largest publishers of high-quality, peer reviewed scholarly journals, books, e-books and reference works. We empower learners, thinkers and doers with trusted knowledge that advances research and enriches lives. We bring together diverse people, ideas and opinions to validate and publish the experts, theories and truths that matter. And we’ve been doing this in an unbroken arc since 1798.

Our purpose is to foster human progress through knowledge. We strongly believe that this requires us to encourage and examine different ideas and voices, so that any work that meets our exacting levels of quality deserves to be included in our publications. This requires open minds, the opportunity for robust debate, and the courage to defend perspectives that stand up to scrutiny, even if they conflict with our personal beliefs or values. Because that’s the only way to find the best obtainable version of the truth and, ultimately, foster human progress. If you agree, then we’d love to hear from you.

Job Description

This role is responsible for the following:

Data Architecture:

· Design and develop data models that accurately represent the structure and relationships

of financial data, ensuring it aligns with business requirements and objectives.

· Build multi system architecture to support the implementation of a comprehensive

financial data architecture strategy in line with agreed software stack.

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate financial data architecture into

existing systems and processes.

Data Integration:

· Integrate financial data from various sources, including ERP systems, databases, external

APIs, and spreadsheets, into comprehensive and coherent data models.

· Alignment with and input to T&F data governance programmes

· Build a data estate that provides a platform for future financial analytics work.

· Evaluation and implementation of potential AI uses in data integration programmes.

Data Transformation:

· Implement data transformation and cleansing processes to ensure data accuracy,

consistency, and adherence to financial reporting standards.

· Create comprehensive documentation for data models, making it accessible to relevant

stakeholders and ensuring a clear understanding of data structures and relationships.

· Optimize data models to enable efficient querying, reporting, and analytics, working to

improve data retrieval speeds and system performance.

· Adhere to and input to data quality standards and implement data validation checks to

ensure data accuracy and integrity.

Data Visualisation:

· Automation of monthly data explorational reports and cross channel distribution of

accurate and reliable financial report inventory.

· Ownership of data ingestion processes including QA, scheduling, veracity and

interoperability of underlying platform sources.

· Responsible for the regular update and refresh of our visualisation reporting estate,

predominantly on the PowerBI platform but also in other visualisation tools as required.

Data Sourcing:

· Work with Data Modelling and Business Analysis teams to provide scoping estimates for data sourcing and identify the steps required to delivery this. · Build and utilise a close network with other functions such as Product & Tech to become an expert on the lineage of varying sources of Financial data within T&F. · Create ingestion and extraction plans for data treatment as appropriate. · Working in partnership across Finance to identify and operationalise potential reporting and data driven decision opportunities.

Key Accountabilities:

· Data expert style role supporting the wider Finance team to align business problems with

data driven solutions.

· Process and report automation to streamline creation and delivery of reporting

inventory in a timely and accurate manner.

· Identification and implementation of data quality capture routines and feedback

mechanisms to improve overall data veracity.

· Lead project streams on system development and visualisation projects

· Feed to the development pipeline with appropriate cost / benefit analysis led

opportunities to improve data throughput throughout the system estate.

· Recognised expert of financial data lineage and housing throughout T&F

· Visualisation champion with knowledge of both software and data architecture to

support users across the systems landscape.

· Ad hoc analysis and project work as required.


Knowledge and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have knowledge & experience of:

· Financial reporting / forecasting / budgeting

· Part qualified accountant ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent experience preferable

· Deep and demonstrable knowledge of various technical skills such as PowerBI, Python,REST API, etc.

· Demonstrable experience of designing, delivering and supporting a data visualisation

estate, preferably with experience of supporting financial data sets

· Strong data literacy and stewardship techniques are essential

· Strong MS skillset with very high levels of Excel proficiency

· Attention to detail is essential

Skills and Behaviours Required

· Teamwork and building relationships, as well as solo work

· Strong attention to detail and quality assurance mindset

· Good technical skills with training delivery capabilities

· Commercial and customer focus

· Communication (oral and written) with members of the finance team and employees at all levels within the business

· Problem solving mindset, able to escalate and effectively remove roadblocks to progress · Proactive nature

Competencies Level

· Drive for Results

· Initiative and Creativity

· Knowledge and Awareness

Additional Information

What we’re offering: 

  • 24 days annual leave
  • Volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Medical insurance for self and dependants; life cover and personal accident cover for self
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development
  • Blended style and flexi working time
  • Right tools for remote working

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

You must have the right to work and live in the India

The role is primarily office based and therefore you MUST reside within reasonable commuting distance of the office in Bangalore and be able to work on site for a minimum of two days per week. If you are unable to meet these requirements we will not be able to consider your application.

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