Assistant Business Analyst

Job Title:    Assistant Business Analyst


Position Summary:   Welsh Power has grown significantly in ambition and scale in the last few years, and now more than ever the success of the business is underpinned by access to timely and insightful reporting of the wealth of data available in the energy sector. There has been growing enthusiasm and investment in advancing these reporting capabilities, and the successful applicant will be key in furthering this.


Coming ideally from a finance background with experience and interest in data-enabled business analysis, the Assistant Business Analyst will work closely with the Finance department to support in data management, analysis using advanced reporting tools, and revenue validation and insight exercises. There will also be regular opportunities to work with other departments to provide bespoke analysis.


The successful applicant will be reporting directly to the Business Analyst, however there will be the opportunity for exposure to the Head of Finance and other members of the senior management team.


Key Accountabilities: 

The Assistant Business Analyst will primarily be responsible for delivering analysis for the Finance department, including performing regular tasks such as revenue validation. They will also support in developing and maintaining reporting and analytics tools used by the business, as well as ensuring that data is managed effectively. These responsibilities include the following:

  • Developing new and existing reporting capabilities to deliver insights to management, as well as across the wider business;
  • Seek new ways of improving effective and efficient data retrieval, whilst structuring and processing using advanced data tools;
  • Work closely with end-users to translate data into value-creating insights through clear analysis and visualisation;
  • Maintaining existing reporting dashboards using Power BI to meet reporting deadlines to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Actively explore data-enabled means of streamlining existing processes and to integrate reporting systems across teams;  
  • Support in managing the data used by Welsh Power, working with business users to ensure that data is retrieved efficiently and is of sufficient quality;
  • Support the Finance department with ad-hoc performance analysis and management;
  • Occasional support for the Finance team on meeting compliance requirements where large quantities of data are required;  and
  • Provide insights on key revenue streams and validate settlement in these areas.


Knowledge, Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Degree or higher in a finance, business or numerical discipline (those from a data background are encouraged to apply provided that they have experience in a finance/business field); 
  • Industry experience (desirable but not essential); 
  • Strong analysis skills with good attention to detail, with previous experience of validation/financial analysis desirable;
  • Natural curiosity and a willingness to investigate and solve problems proactively;
  • Ability to quickly assimilate information from different sources and to respond to the demands of the complex and ever-changing Energy sector;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (at least intermediate proficiency in Excel with experience of using VBA);
  • Some experience of business intelligence tools (ideally Power BI and the DAX language) with a desire to develop own knowledge in this area;
  • Some experience of scripting languages, such as Python, R (desirable but not essential);
  • Understanding of best practice on data structure and data quality management;
  • Ability to produce analysis with clarity and precision that meets user needs;
  • Ability to effectively manage own workload and to prioritise tasks appropriately;
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills; and
  • A flexible and committed approach to work

This list of duties may be subject to change to meet the future requirements of the business, such, it is neither exclusive nor exhaustive.


Special Features: 

The role will largely be based at our Cardiff City Centre office, however flexible working options are available. Occasional travel may be required for industry events.

The position is full-time with a 37.5 hour working week (excluding hour breaks for lunch each day).

Welsh Power operates in accordance with Government guidelines in relation to Covid-19. The measures we are taking will be discussed during the interview for applicants progressing to this stage. Please feel free to enquire prior to this should you have any concerns.


What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and benefits package;
  • Opportunities for continuous training and development in line with business needs;
  • Automatic participation in an employee-owned business structure, with the positive working culture and financial benefits that this affords;
  • 25 days of annual leave (with an additional day for every 3 years of continuous employment);
  • Opportunity to be involved in regular social activities organised by the Wellbeing team; and
  • A high-quality office environment located in the heart of Cardiff city centre.