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Data Analytics Engineer (Mid Level) - Finance

Hatfield, UK

Data Analytics Engineer (Mid Level) - Finance  | Ocado Group | Hatfield | Hybrid (2 days office) 

About us:

“We are on a mission to transform the future of grocery retail through sustained technology innovation.”

Ocado Group is putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global ‘Ocado Smart Platform’. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouses that we design in-house, our employees need to be specialists in a wide range of technologies to help drive our business. We architect and build groundbreaking, game-changing technology solutions.  

About the role:

As a Finance Data Analytics Engineer, your role will oversee the management of finance data technology and toolkits critical for maintaining the integrity, quality, and upkeep of Ocado Group's financial data. This position requires a strong understanding of financial data and data process domains (S2P, R2R, P2R, A2R, etc.), including both master and transactional data objects. A thorough understanding of data policy requirements and adherence to data governance principles is essential.

Following a successful transformation program, the finance data platform developed to support continuous improvement initiatives has transitioned into a Business as Usual (BAU) capability. In this context, you will assume responsibility for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of this platform.

Collaboration with cross-functional teams is integral to your role, where you will play a key part in establishing and enforcing data governance policies, procedures, and standards. This will be underpinned by a newly introduced Group Data function, aimed at ensuring data quality, governance and compliance across Ocado group.

This role sits within the finance systems and transformation team and reports into the Finance Data Governance Manager. The role will also have a dotted line into the Group data function. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

Data Collection and Processing:

    • Gather and compile financial data from various sources, including internal databases and external sources
    • Ensure data accuracy, completeness, and integrity
    • Make regular cuts of required data available in the finance data platform

Data Analysis

    • Measurement of data quality and KPIs using business and data rules
    • Identify trends and patterns to drive data improvements
    • Using dashboards and reporting, monitor areas that require improvement and bring to attention of data owners and stewards

Reporting

    • Prepare and generate regular financial reports for business colleagues and other stakeholders
    • Create dashboards and visualisations to communicate key data insights effectively

Data Roles and Responsibilities

    • Ensure stakeholders that are identified in data roles have the correct levels of support from the finance data team to perform their required tasks
    • Support the finance data stakeholders to monitor and maintain their data

Cross-functional Collaboration

    • Collaborate with other departments, such as IT, HR, and other relevant departments to understand their financial needs and provide analytical and data governance support
    • Foster a data-driven culture within the finance department

Data Governance Audits and Reporting

    • Conduct regular audits of financial data governance processes
    • Generate and distribute reports on data governance metrics and compliance
    • Work with Group data governance function to ensure alignment to centralised governance principles

Ad-Hoc Analysis

    • Respond to ad-hoc requests for financial analysis from finance or other areas of the business 
    • Provide insights and recommendations based on specific financial inquiries

What we’re looking for: 

  • Proven experience in a finance engineering\analytics or a related role
  • Experience in developing and maintaining the finance data platform (Extract Transform Load (ETL)  management, rule register(s), reference data etc)
  • Experience in developing and maintain dashboards and reports (e.g.  governance dashboards, miscoded transaction reporting, DQ and Housekeeping reports etc) - Looker studio experience a plus
  • Google BigQuery (experience a plus)
  • Looker Studio (experience a plus)
  • Experience with supporting data governance initiatives to improve Finance data quality
  • Liaising with the Reporting Centre of Excellence (RCoE) and technology teams to ensure consistency of data delivery
  • High level understanding of Finance ERP related data sets across S2P, R2R, P2R, A2R etc - both master & transactional data object

What do I get in return:

  • 30 Day ‘work from anywhere’ policy + 
  • Remote working for the month of August
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Opportunity to participate in Share save and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection(can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance(3 x annual salary)

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About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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