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Financial Data Scientist 8102
Durham, NC

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This is a contract job opportunity
Position: Financial Data Scientist 8102
Location:Remote role, looking for
candidates local to Durham, 
NC. There will be some onsite
meetings.
Schedule: 8 am -5 pm , M-F
Projected duration: 6 months + potential for perm
Job code: CVDJP00028102
 
benefits are available
 
 

Financial Data Scientist

Position Summary:

Plays a critical role in supporting business partners by extracting data from various sources, performing exploratory data analysis, cleansing, massaging, aggregating, transforming and balancing data for use in financial accounting and reporting.

Analyzes, verifies and balances all source data used in the preparation of journal entries, financial exhibits, reports, schedules and other documents in terms of accuracy, completeness and compliance with requirements.   

Evaluates impact of business changes to accounting transactions and systems, gathers requirements, tests and implements changes to financial information or related documentation.

Creates impactful visual representations of analytic insights and concise summaries of methodology geared to audience needs. 

Prepares and maintains internal control documentation and testing in accordance with SOX.

Evaluates controls for effectiveness and identifies internal control improvements as necessary.

Maintains strong working knowledge of systems and applications and process flows. Identifies process improvements and automation opportunities using data extraction and analysis tools, and coordinates testing and implementation.

 

Duties:

  • Cleaning and preparing data for analysis
  • Analyzing data for trends and correlations
  • Building predictive models
  • Supporting big data projects
  • Designing and developing databases
  • Organizing, interpreting, and visualizing data
  • Communicating results to stakeholders
  • Using data modeling techniques to bring cohesion to unstructured and semi-structured data.
  • Conducting quantitative analysis to obtain insights, developing these into workable solutions, and then following these through to successful delivery (while measuring outcomes).

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, information systems or related field required.
  • Five years’ experience in accounting or information systems required. Contract/project centric industry experience preferred, and life sciences a plus.
  • Strong understanding of Order to Cash processes
  • Experience or background in accounting, finance, contract and project accounting strongly preferred.
  • Experience with driving data to insights and sustainable process in a large matrixed organization.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, full of initiative, team player
  • Strong analytical and communication skills that allow for the development of data driven reports.
  • In-depth knowledge of spreadsheet, reporting, query and/or relational database software required.
  • Working knowledge of Peoplesoft/Oracle Fusion preferred.
  • Experience in project accounting and  systems may substitute nine years of related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated advance experience/proficiencies  in MS Access,  Excel, and Power Products (Power BI, Power Query, etc.), SQL, Alteryx,
  • Proficient in MS Office products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

 

 



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