Business Intelligence Analyst

» Business Intelligence Analyst
Information Technology
in Phoenix
, AZ
Reference: 19-03144

Purpose of the Position:

  • Responsible for providing analytics support across the organization to enable better data-driven decision-making and planning by senior management
  • Supporting key strategic decision-making, process improvement and insight within UMA
  • Creating a unified and integrated view of our core data aligned with main institutional objectives
  • Improving information accessibility and horizontal information sharing across the organization
  • Establishing an enterprise-wide approach to data management

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play key role in cross-functional reporting and analytics efforts across multiple organizational units and key initiatives
  • Assemble and summarize data, make presentations of findings, and provide recommendations for to support senior management decision-making
  • Conduct trending, forecasting, predictive modeling to identify patterns and get to the root causes
  • Identify reporting needs and create/improve daily, weekly and monthly reports
  • Develop and maintain reports and metrics to track employee performance management
  • Document and update existing standard operating procedures, process maps and org charts
  • Standardize cross-departmental data definitions, KPIs, and calculations
  • Share knowledge, expertise and best practices with new and existing analysts throughout the company

Skills and Core Attributes Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically an ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with senior management
  • Enthusiasm for understanding and deriving actionable insights from data generated in a dynamic business environment
  • Analytical thinker with proven ability to solve complex problems
  • Interest in analyzing data to understand business needs and recommend additional or improved ways of meeting business objectives
  • Ability to integrate data from many sources (quantitative and qualitative) into one or more holistic views for senior management use
  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with large datasets
  •  Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  •  Experience analyzing data and sharing results in a non-analytical format, “telling the story “
  • Ability to effectively identify trends, errors and provide true analysis to the management team

Skills and Core Attributes Preferred:

  • Academic or professional experience in financial and/or operational modeling
  • Academic or professional experience developing statistical models or forecasts in R, SAS, or SPSS
  • Experience creating dashboards in Power BI, Qlik, or Tableau
  • Exposure to ANSI/ISO standard SQL or major SQL dialect (e.g., PL/SQL, T-SQL, or PL/pgSQL)
  • Experience or interest in the education or education management industries

Education/Experience Required:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Math, Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in business, process, and operations initiatives