Project Data Analyst / Controller

  • Swisscontact
  • Zürich, ZH, Switzerland
  • 23/03/2020
Full time Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Data Management

Job Description

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Representedin 36 countries with over 1100 employees, it has been promoting economic, social and environmental developmentsince 1959.To support the finance department at Head Office, operating in an international environment with decentralizedstructures, we are looking for a:Project Data Analyst / Controller (80-100%)Start of employment:Immediately or by agreementType of Contract:PermanentLocation:ZurichTasks

Analyse project reporting requirements of our key project donors and consult our project managers andacquisitions / accounting teams on project budgeting standards, budget structuring“good practice”as well as onthe effective use of available and to-be-developed internal monitoring tools, templates and processes

Develop, test and roll out new tools and processes to efficiently administer project budgets in our ERP system(Abacus)

Create, improve and share various financial reports to support timely, efficient and compliant project accountingin our ERP system (by means of leveraging your understanding of ERP architecture design, data extraction andtransformation as well as data modelling techniques)

Support and co-operate with the controlling and business intelligence department as well as with our externalERP developers to digitize key finance processes and donor reporting in line with the needs of our donors,management and staff

Support the sustainable development / improvement of our ERP system (Abacus and Abaproject)

Support in compiling data for the preparation of the annual financial statements.Requirements

University degree or commercial apprenticeship (KV) with relevant further education and expertise in businessinformatics, data warehousing/modelling, controlling, finance, accounting or mathematics

At least 3 years of professional experience in data analysis or controlling

Strong analytical and conceptual skills and an ability to quickly understand complex business processes as well asfocus on details

A good communicator who is able to interact with different levels of management and staff as well as provideclear, concise and compelling messages both verbally and in writing

Strong data analysis and reporting skills including sound knowledge of tabular data modelling (with e.g. SQLServer, Power BI, Tableau or equivalent solutions)

Proactive, independent and solution-oriented approach and ability to work under pressure

Prior knowledge of ERP-systems (including work on ERP customization), Abacus/Abaproject as an advantage

Fluent English spoken and written, knowledge of German / French / Spanish as a plus

Willingness to travel

For foreign applicants: Permit B oder C in Switzerland is a preconditionA job at Swisscontact is characterised by attractive working conditions such as 5 weeks' holiday and a 40-hour week aswell as an interesting, internationally oriented working day. Are you interested in making a contribution todevelopment cooperation at a salary customary in the NGO sector? Then we look forward to receiving yourcompleteapplication Data Analyst / Controller(80-100%)We create Opportunities