Data Analyst - Fraud Application (SAS/SQL)

Data Analyst - Fraud Application (SAS/SQL)

Haywards Heath
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Are you looking to take your career to the next level within a fast growing, innovative and supportive company?

At First Central, we are proud that we kept all our teams working throughout 2020, and have continued to grow through these unprecedented times. As a result of this, we are now looking for an Application Support Analyst  to join our analysis team in Haywards Heath.

Do you have experience of producing analysis using SAS and SQL?  As part of our continuous improvement plan to minimise fraud, you will be at the absolute heart in helping to develop and maintain the applications we use to detect fraud.

Job responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain the applications used by the company to detect fraudulent behaviour
  • Liaise with all departments on issues of reporting requirements, data analysis, business process and operational issues relating to fraud
  • Achieve an innovative approach to fraud analysis, which drives the business forward in detecting new fraud patterns
  • Produce timely and accurate information for management decision-making purposes
  • Ensure compliance with company and other relevant standards and regulations at all times (including Treating Customers Fairly)
  • Any other reasonable duties as required
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Advanced level use of MS Office applications
  • Ideally competent in SAS and/or SQL
  • Proven experience of data mining, transformation, synthesis and reporting
  • Experience of working under pressure, dealing with multiple tasks or requests simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills, and a proven ability to manage difficult conversations
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems
  • Ability to present and visualise data to a high quality and adapt for a wide range of audiences
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Takes initiative to make decisions
  • Strives to drive business improvements to contribute to the success of the business

What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we're so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer...
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • A day off for your birthday
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Check out our Glassdoor page to see what our employees think about working here.

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79% of people would recommend a friend to work at First Central

Based on 98 Glassdoor reviews (July 2020)


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