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Data Analyst

Company: Barclays    Location: Manchester

Job Title Data Analyst

Location Manchester

Barclays are recruiting for a permanent Data Analyst to work in the Barclays site in Manchester

Overall purpose of role

To support the MI Manager in assimilating a variety of disparate data sources into a cohesive and accurate portrayal of operational performance, including the facilitation of a robust data architecture to help key operation stakeholders in Collections.

Your Role

  • Requirements gathering meeting with stakeholders to discuss their request, and determine the best way to go about it. Using existing knowledge to inform them of any known issues, and discussing timescales
  • Data discovery finding the data needed to produce the assigned analysis - whether it be spreadsheet data from other teams or fields in BIW, ensuring the definition and interpretation of the data is correct. Assessing the quality of the data in order to gauge whether the analysis will be possible.
  • Data Extraction writing complex SQL queries via Teradata to extract data from BIW into the format required for the report, ensuring datasets created are accurate and complete
  • Data Manipulation pulling together all required data into Excel or SAS and using complex formulae to get the data into the format required for the final report.
  • Analysis looking at the final values and any trends, whilst also taking any data integrity issues in the data, in order to draw a conclusion from it.
  • Presentation presenting the final data in a way that is most suitable for the intended audience, using tables, graphs and commentary as appropriate to illustrate the conclusions, and highlighting any caveats in the data
  • Producing monthly updates to senior stakeholders including board papers, keeping up to date with ever-changing requirements
  • Developing and maintaining complex SQL and SAS scripts for BAU reporting

Essential Skills

  • Experience of working with complex data from disparate sources to produce insightful analysis within a debt/collections environment
  • Experience of writing SQL and a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • A self-motivated team player able to work on own initiative; manage time effectively and prioritise own workload; able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and adjust priorities as required
  • A high level of attention to detail

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of using data analysis software (preferably SAS)
  • Ability to write VBA desirable
  • A good communicator capable of influencing senior management

About Us

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-term sustainable returns.

Risk and Control Objective

All Barclays colleagues have to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

Your Application

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Barclays Values & Diversity

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time