Dentons Interim Global Finance PowerBI Report Writer Jobs in South Africa

Dentons Interim Global Finance PowerBI Report Writer Jobs in South Africa


  • To support the delivery of a significant transformation for the Global Finance division, Dentons is rolling out Power BI as a new reporting and analytics service. To successfully deliver this service, Dentons is recruiting a Power BI Report Writer to work with the Bi workstream to build Power BI reports to meet the requirements from both regional and global stakeholders.

  • This role will report to the Global Finance Transformation Process Lead – R2R/BI and work closely with the PowerBi platform owner, the global Elite Data Insights team, and other key stakeholders.

  • The Global Finance Transformation Program is a global program designed to transform Dentons' finance function into the business partnering function of the future. It will support the business by offering real business insight, efficient and effective processes while maintaining the necessary compliance and controls.

    Key Deliverables

  • Delivery of robust and reconciled global and regional reports, meeting the specifications provided, and following best practice in terms of using the capabilities of PowerBi. These reports will include:

  • client and matter reporting,

  • firm performance reporting

  • Delivery of self guided analytics to support effective user interaction with the data

  • Delivery of reporting to assist in the identification of data anomalies and to form part of data reconciliation routines

  • The provision of ad hoc support to users, facilitating Dentons to become a data driven organization through having access to timely data that is both reliable and able to be interpreted by senior stakeholders

  • To create insightful, performant, robust and reconciled management reports based on Azure tabular models and other data sources as required, applying best practice in report design and leveraging the capabilities of PowerBi

  • To create and deploy dashboards/reporting within the global Business Insight architecture, supporting global and regional team members as required

  • To understand and work with the global team to deliver an efficient Business Insight solution

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

  • To work with the technical reporting team to provide reports for data reconciliation through the data transformation process, to ensure that regional and global teams have complete transparency of the data back to source systems

  • To produce formats and templates to support regional teams creating standardized and consistent quality reports for a global audience

  • To contribute reports to a global Marketplace to support the sharing of report templates across the regions

  • To provide ad hoc support for other PowerBi report writers

  • To support the data stewards and wider finance transformation data team with reports and analysis as required for them to ensure that data clean up activity delivers business benefit to support better decision making

  • To create and update such documentation and online tool support text as necessary

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

  • Graphical and text based management report development

  • Analyzing and interpreting market data for an organization, quickly establishing key metrics/measures to support business insights

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

  • 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.

  • Report developer, within a team on international projects.

  • Creating technical documentation.

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

  • Working with large reporting data volumes.

  • Working with live data connections.

  • Analyzing, creating and modelling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques.

  • Strong situational analysis and ability to articulate requirements.

  • A team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus.

    You will possess:

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

  • Demonstrable and progressive experience in developing visual reports for a variety of audiences for senior management, clients and other business users.

  • A strong sense of effective visual presentations.

  • The ability to visualize how to turn data into insightful graphical based analysis and reports.

  • A strong creative streak.

  • Confidence linking reports to a variety of underlying data source types.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work with stringent timelines. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Problem solving skills, supported by high quality data analysis.

  • The ability to address problems by gathering relevant information and formulating alternatives which are solutions orientated.

  • The ability to be a good team player, able to coordinate tasks and work well with the other team members.

  • Strong intellectual rigor and commercial awareness.

    Key Responsibilities

    About You

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

    Technical Expertise

  • Over 5 years experience in practical report development and support.

  • Significant experience in practical report development and support using Power BI.

  • Advanced skillset with the Microsoft and associated platforms/tools, including:

  • Working on global projects , accommodating different time zones, building relationships with a diverse range of people.

  • Working in a legal/professional services firm.

  • Understanding of key finance terminology and reporting requirements.

  • Translating business requirements into insightful reports.

  • Creating technical documentation.

  • Adhering to agreed report presentation standards.

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

  • Highly collaborative. Only team players with a track record of effective collaboration will be considered.

  • Strong written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Self-starter and able to take initiative when/where required.

  • Power BI.

  • DAX

  • SSRS

  • Other reporting software.

  • Understanding of Azure tabular models and Analysis Services.

  • Microsoft O365.

  • Microsoft DevOps.

  • Github

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Dentons Interim Global Finance PowerBI Report Writer Jobs in South Africa

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