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About Merlin Entertainments Plc
Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun. We're Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. As you can imagine, running our business calls for a lot of different talents. We love what we do and if you're as serious about fun as we are, rest assured an exciting career awaits.
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Finance Systems Data Analyst
Chessington, UK
Chessington
Greater London
United Kingdom
Competitive
Full time
20 Nov 2018
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We are Merlin Entertainments… The name behind world-famous attractions including LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE, Alton Towers Resort and Thorpe Park. Be a part of the Merlin magic by joining the Merlin Corporate team. We hire and empower smart people who love what they do. Now’s your chance to join us!

We require a Finance Systems Data Analyst to join the Group Finance team at either our Merlin Business Support office in Chessington or at our Head Office in Poole, Dorset.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an exciting and thrilling environment. The Finance Systems Data Analyst will need to combine their finance and accounting knowledge with advanced SQL skills to support with the delivery of a global program of works, which will automate daily revenue reporting.

The role will ensure financial control of transactional data from our revenue systems into a SQL data warehouse to our OLAP application, IBM Cognos TM1. Key responsibilities include:
- Ensuring data from our revenue systems is successfully on-boarded into our data warehouse and reconciled.
- Identifying any data integrity issues and liaising with our SQL developers to resolve.
- Assisting in the design and testing of new reporting requirements.
- Providing support for any requests or issues logged by our customers.

We are looking for the following skills and experience…
* Advanced SQL skills are essential.
* Finance background is essential, with a good understanding of accounting concepts.
* Advanced Excel skills for data manipulation, with working knowledge of pivot tables and Power Query essential.
* Comfortable working with large sets of data.
* Methodical with a strong attention to detail and a passion for accuracy.
* A problem solver with a good analytical mind to think through problems and arrive at the most appropriate solution.
* Enthusiastic, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to be flexible within a fast moving environment.

The Benefits…
We’re growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects – ideal if you’re already fantastic and can quickly become even better (our magic can help here). Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionary company bonus, 25 days’ holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.
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