Job title Junior Data Analyst Job reference REQ000231 Date posted 20 / 11 / 2019 Application closing date 24 / 01 / 2020 Location Reading Salary Package Please see details below Job category / type Finance Job description
About the Company
XPS Pensions Group is the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK, specialising in pensions actuarial, investment consulting and administration, with revenues of over GBP 110 million.
We are the only UK pensions specialist listed on the FTSE. With over 1,100 staff in 15 UK locations, our business combines expertise, insight and technology to address the needs of both pension trustees and sponsoring companies for over 1,200 pension schemes and undertakes pensions administration for over 600,000 scheme members.
About the Business Area / Department
The finance team are based in Reading. It supports the business in a number of ways. It raise sales invoices to clients, pays supplier bills and employee expenses and produces timely, accurate and relevant financial information that meets the needs of the business and fulfils statutory reporting requirements.
The role will report through to Finance but its primary role will be to support the business in the billing process and with the provision of management information.
This will including providing reports and analysis from the timesheet and billing systems. It will also involve aspects of database administration of the timesheet system.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will be working primarily in OpenAir, our timesheet and billing system, you will be responsible for the following :
To produce Management Information
To be responsible for producing reports and manipulating data in Excel
To identify data trends and opportunities that can be fed back into the business
To liaise with the business on process improvements
General System administration - including setting up new clients, projects and users
Excellent analytical skills
Attention to detail
A high level of accuracy
A high level of numeric and communication skills.
Strong MS Excel skills and good all-round IT abilities (including intermediate to advanced spreadsheet skills e.g. formulae, VLOOKUP)
Strong organisational skills
Experience communicating effectively with stakeholders
Strong team player with a solution focused attitude
Ability to show initiative and provide suggestions / solutions
Drive, energy and commitment to completing tasks
Enjoys working in a fast paced and changing environment
We offer an attractive reward package, typical benefits can include :
Participation in Discretionary Bonus Scheme
Flexible Benefits Scheme to support you in and out of work, helping you look after you and your family covering Security & Protection, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle
Life Assurance cover
XPS Rewards (offers discounts and savings from retailers and services providers as well as offers available via phone)
Interest free season ticket loan
It is XPS policy that an appointment is conditional on the following requirements and will be withdrawn without compensation if any of these conditions are not satisfied :
Employment references (FIVE years)
Employment gap verification (Greater than 1 month)
Adverse financial history (Detailed)
Identity verification and Right to Work confirmation
Sanctions / anti-terrorism
Basic DBS Disclosure (online process through DDC)
Retro employment checks every 2 years
XPS Pensions Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages application from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Please note we reserve the right to close our vacancies early.