interprets data and turns it into information which can offer ways to improve a business, thus affecting business decisions.
Gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and trends he should highlight the analytical nature of the role.
Once data has been gathered and interpreted, the Data Analyst will report back what has been found in a comprehensive study to the wider business / relevant colleagues.
make recommendations about the methods and ways in which the company obtains and analyses data to improve quality and the efficiency of data systems.
A Data Analyst job description should include, but not be limited to :
studying Source Data, Collecting data from source and interpreting data
Analyzing Business Requirements and Expected results
Reporting the results back to the relevant members of the business
Identifying patterns and trends in data sets
Working alongside teams within the business or the management team to establish business needs
Defining new data collection and analysis processes
B.S degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering or related field
to years of related business experience
Meticulous attention to detail
Excel, SQL, and general data manipulation abilities
Knowledge of how data is applied in analytics / forecasting and the ability to identify issues in the data.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills are a plus.
Excellent communication skills - both formal and informal.
Strong computer competency required.