Standard hours / week36
Target Start Date: 01-Aug-16
Target End Date: 30-Dec-16
The GFRS platform is a consolidation and reporting environment in which worldwide financial data is gathered, normalised and consolidated to generate Financial reporting. The GFRS application is highly configurable and consists of the following stages; ODS (1:1 copy of source system), Business Model (normalised datamodel per product), Reporting Model (contains derived data by using determinations), Head Office Model (consolidated model), Datamarts (for reporting purposes)
The GFRS teams (Support, DataFoundation & Reporting) are responsible for functional application management and user support within the different components of the GFRS platform.
Your work environment
All activities required to deliver the Finance and Risk Data into the GFRS (GenRep) domain are picked up by the Data Foundation teams. For GFRS this would mean all activities required to get the Data in GenRep, including cover allocations and enrichments but excluding Determinations. And excluding the GPC domain this means that all the data flowing from BEST and/or PAR into GFRS ODS model are in scope of the DF GPC team.
To clarify for the GFRS domain: this would entail source file definition and configurations towards the GFRS Business Model, Head Office and Reference data maintenance, configuration between Business and Reporting Model, platform changes on GFRS (software).
In this role you will perform these activities
  • Continuity of the daily operational management, this means daily data checks on the Finance data warehouse on integrity and consistency of the data
  • Maintain and control daily data feeds
  • Create ad hoc data extracts with the use of Business Objects and/or SQL for end-user reporting in an international oriented environment
  • Maintain the current reporting environment (multiple tools, a.o. Business Objects)
  • Support the end-user environment with first and second line support on the data processed in the data warehouse (ad hoc queries, data investigations)
  • Participate in user acceptance testing and support end-users in testing
  • Participate in change delivery process, co-operate with end users and test teams. The focus lies on content and timeframes.
  • Safeguarding the design of the application model and data model. This includes adherence to and improvement of the architecture (principles), definitions and logical data model. Be able to implement these abstract matters in practice.
Generic job profile
  • Knowledge of Financial Products (from financial accounting perspective) MUST!
  • Knowledge of Financial Regulatory Reporting (e.g. ECB/DNB/BoE reporting) and/or Head-Office reporting MUST!
  • Working experience in financial service sector, preferably with department like “Information Management”
  • Experience in translating functional requirements into technical specifications
  • Experience with providing first and second line support (via mailbox and telephone)
  • Knowledge of ITIL v3 processes: incident, problem, change, config, release, capacity, security, test and service management
  • Knowledge of and experience with (automated testing, regression testing, UAT)
  • Affinity with user access management (validate user rights, analyse and deliver reporting requests related to audit, SoX or compliancy)
  • Affinity to document processes and create working instructions
  • Affinity to understand (IT) datamodels, configuration and mapping tables
  • Education: University (UK), HBO/University (NL))
  • Experienced with Agile / Scrum way of working
Technical skills
  • Knowledge and experience with SQL tools (Toad, SQL developer) for analysis, testing, and ad hoc inquiries MUST!
  • Knowledge and experience with Business Objects reporting tool (building, maintaining universe, improve response times, data modelling, ETL)
  • Experience with tools like Service Now and HP ALM.

Competenties / soft skills

  • Problem analysis and judgement
  • Customer focus
  • Result oriented
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Attention to detail (accuracy) Planning and organizing
  • Progress monitoring
  • Strong communication skills in oral and written English
  • Pro-active mindset and attitude towards tackling issues
  • Affinity to work in teams and in a dynamic international environment