Data and Business Analyst, Research and Development; Connor Group. Location - Salt Lake City.
Connor Group is a specialized professional services firm, made up of Big Four alumni and industry professionals, that partners with financial executives on their most critical accounting and financial operational issues. We work hard to be the best at what we do in the markets we serve and to build a great firm that attracts, develops, motivates and retains exceptional people. Our brand is built from our ability to execute on the most complex transactions and issues, including over 50% of Bay Area IPOs over the past several years. We currently have more than 350 clients on five continents covering North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Our core expertise is in the following areas: Technical Accounting, IPO Services, Merger & Acquisition Services, Financial Operations including Systems, and Managed Services.
Connor Group’s client portfolio contains a mix of multibillion-dollar public companies, mid-cap public companies and pre-IPO companies ranging from late stage to early stage. Our global clients represent the most exciting industries including Software/SaaS, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Clean Technology, Internet/e-commerce, Media / Ad Tech, Consumer Goods and Fin Tech.
Connor Group is building its Research and Development (R&D) Group. Our R&D Group’s, mission is to accelerate innovation across the firm focusing on research of new products or services, and development of software-enabled tools leveraging Big Data, AI, ML, and RPA. These exciting innovations will result in SaaS offerings for existing and new customers across multiple markets.
We are looking for core team members that will help us build the foundation for the R&D group and many new innovations. This role will work with the Partner of the R&D group, engaging with Practice Leaders and Clients to develop new products and services.
- Provide data analysis to other core team members – Senior Data Scientist, Senior Data and Software Engineers, and Product Manager
- Analyze the client’s business, processes and data; proposing and defining business drivers to achieve a set of outcomes
- Build customer facing data visualizations to monitor, report and alert customers and CG on the impact of drivers to desired outcomes
- Analyze offered service offerings with client data and internal processes to propose new tools and services that could be built into SaaS products
- Three + years data analysis, data mining and business insight related experience
- Two + years accounting or finance operations process (R2R, O2C, P2P) and data flow experience, with a deep understanding of financial drivers
- Ability to take responsibility and accountability for own work
- High business acumen and professional demeanor
- Passion to solve complex business problems with data
- Experience mining data in data warehouses and data lakes
- Track record of diving into data to discover hidden patterns and of conducting error/deviation analysis
- Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively develop, communicate clear, thoughtful, and comprehensive analyses
- Proven records in managing customer’s expectations in the field of analytics
- Desire and ability to grow into a management position
- Understanding of DMAIC and Lean Six Sigma
- Technical skills: SQL, Data Visualization (Tableau), advanced Microsoft Excel, scripting (Python) and statistical languages (R)
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Accounting required
- MBA, MSCE or equivalent, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
- Ability to travel 20 to 25%, mostly domestic post Pandemic. No travel is currently required.