Dentons Interim Global Finance Lead - Business Insight Jobs in South Africa

Dentons Interim Global Finance Lead - Business Insight Jobs in South Africa


  • To support the embedding of a significant transformation for Global Finance division, Dentons is currently recruiting a Global Lead for Business Insight. This position will report to Global Finance Process Lead-Record to Report to deliver transformed Dentons global finance processes

  • The Global Lead - Business Insight will be responsible for providing support in relation to the analysis and manipulation of financial data and the deployment of reporting tools to support global financial reporting, client reporting and other data-related initiatives.

    Why Dentons is different

  • The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of our clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways. Dentons continues to receive multiple external awards and recognition, including for our continued international expansion over the last 12 months; for ground-breaking innovation through the development of Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Global Referral Network; and for success in advising clients across multiple regions. This role will support our communications activities across the Firm, with over 10,000+ lawyers and 18,000+ total people in our offices around the world; Dentons has offices in 181 locations in 73 countries.

    Key Responsibilities

  • As the Global Lead – Business Insight you will manage the Business Insight Process Analyst and establish relationships with the regional subject matter experts and SI partners. This role will support Dentons through design and into implementation of early benefits.

    Other responsibilities as follows:

  • To ensure that the process for the extraction of data from underlying systems and the collation of that data into a global database is efficient, monitored and reconciled

  • To understand and work with the wider team to deliver an efficient end to end Business Insight solution, to include the management and control of data, consistent application of the access and security models, ensuring data consistency across all systems

  • To embrace ongoing change and improve both process and quality of deliverables, providing clear explanations and training as changes are rolled out.

  • To work with the technical reporting team to ensure all data is reconciled as it is transformed and regions and global teams have complete transparency of the data back to source systems.

  • To ensure all key stakeholders are fully aware of the resources available to them and fully trained in their use.

  • To work with the data stewards and wider finance transformation data team to ensure that data clean up activity delivers business benefit to support better decision making.

  • To create and manage such documentation and on-line tool support text as necessary.

  • To proactively review and incorporate cross regional working data, partner credit data, key performance indicators and global measures into regular reporting and insight.

  • To support the process for ongoing data management and governance and work within the guidelines.

    Global Finance Transformation Design Authority engagement and Senior Leadership
    stakeholder management:

  • Work with the Finance Transformation Record to Report team on stakeholder management:

  • Represent important and challenging design decisions and supporting business rationale to enable design decisions to be made;

  • Support governance of the agreed design throughout the lifecycle of build and implementation;

  • Support engagement with Finance Transformation Regional Process Leads and SMEs in the organization to ensure that all requirements are being met.

    Support for risk and issue management:

  • Support development of design and blueprint:

  • Attendance and participation in Business Design /Blueprint workshops to ensure that the Target Operating Model is consistently represented

  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of Dentons and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance

    About You

  • Business international level of English – both written and oral.

  • Demonstrable and progressive experience in the areas of data manipulation and analytics,

  • A fastidiousness for accurate, reconciled analysis with the personality to not rest until imbalances are found

  • Experience of influencing and engaging stakeholders, including building and
    managing relationships within a diverse global firm.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting demands.

  • Strong intellectual rigor and commercial awareness.

  • Strategically focused, results driven and superior analytical skills, with the ability to translate analysis into recommendations.

  • The individual will need to combine good technical skills with accuracy and the ability to cope under pressure, given the demands of the work involved and business requirements.

  • Problem solving skills, supported by high quality data analysis are critical for this role, along with strong communication skills.

  • Solutions orientated with the ability to address problems by gathering relevant information and formulating alternatives

  • Structured, collaborative, accurate and with a drive to perfection

  • Significant experience and a proven track record in/as:

  • Extensive experience planning and deploying either business or IT initiatives within global organizations

  • Provide leadership and direction through the life of Transformation Programs

  • Data analysis, creating and modeling business data using a variety of tools and techniques, to meet the needs of stakeholders;

  • Data warehousing concepts

  • Able to communicate insight derived in relevant business language to enable informed decision making:

  • Working with enterprise wide databases, observing global access and security protocols and assisting in the effective management of global master data

  • Analyzing and interpreting market data for an organization, quickly establishing key metrics/measures to support the Business Development department

  • Strong communication skills and the demonstrable ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations;

  • Strong situational analysis and ability to articulate the true requirements;

  • Must be a team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus;

  • Be able to identify and understand multiple stakeholder perspectives and "truths" and bring an open mind to understanding and build on the views of others;

  • Business development/client data analyst, within a team on international projects;

  • Creator of both functional and non-functional documentation, including requirements traceability matrices.

    You will possess:

  • The ability to act as a liaison conveying information in suitably accurate models between the Business and their counterparts within Information Technology. The scope of this information includes business requirements, data constraints, business rules, models of strategy and motivation, processes, accountabilities, and many other business and IT operational needs;

  • The ability to recognize structural issues within organizations, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies. Those issues may exist in role alignment, process gaps and overlaps, and business capability maturity gaps;

  • The ability to apply architectural principles, methods, and tools to business challenges;

  • The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to Dentons and to high-priority business issues;

  • The ability to visualize and create high-level models (rigorous information-rich diagrams) that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture;

  • Possess a broad, enterprise-wide view of organizations and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance.

  • SSRS reporting and administering Reporting Services

    Essential Qualifications / Experience

  • Considerable experience of working on international projects,

  • Experienced in creating both functional and non-functional documentation, including requirements traceability matrices.

  • Data Analytics tools, Microsoft tools expertise, to include Office, in particular Excel, and PowerBi.

  • MS Azure SQL; Visual Studio.

  • Experience of working with Thomson Reuters 3E, Data Insights and PowerBi.

  • SSRS reporting and administration of Reporting Services.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Dentons Interim Global Finance Lead - Business Insight Jobs in South Africa

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