Job Description

Job Details


Finance: budgeting and forecasting, creating interim and annual financial statements, facilitating internal mergers and acquisitions, as well as dealing with analysts and investors.

Job Purpose

Create analytical models based on critical business questions and to provide actionable insights which will enable data driven decision making by senior management. Apply data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our business specific drivers. Automate financial commentary using cognitive automation and machine learning techniques, build outlier detection and recommendation systems, build system for automated dynamic forecasting.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Ensure month-end deliverables and efficiency reporting are completed in line with timelines and requirements
  • Build and run prediction models for cost, revenue and related drivers.
  • Create automations across data platforms to enable timely delivery of Insights.
  • Continuous development of algorithms.
  • Data enrichment using machine learning in order to find new insights in Data
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Cognitive automation
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Natural language processing
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance

Responsibilities + Skills

Through ongoing engagement with relevant stakeholders, identify, define and drive ad-hoc analysis requirements through the team.Accountable for the completeness and accuracy of all ad-hoc deliverables in a timely manner.Participate in projects relating to research and development of alternative solutions, measures, outputs, etc. as and when required.


Create, develop and maintain ongoing relationships with relevant stakeholders to maximise opportunities for the benefit of the business unit being serviced and the Data Science function.Manage expectations, deliverables and relationships through proactive, regular meetings and constant communication with relevant stakeholders.Provide management information that supports decision making to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.


Adherence to compliance of accounting principles and methodologies.Comply with the Service Level Agreements together with relevant stakeholders.Ensure alignment to Group policies and procedures together with Restatement Governance policy.Adhere to the Group guidelines and policies around financial management.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Friday, 1st November 2019
  • Designation: Data Scientist
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Friday, 1st November 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: Standard Bank Group.
  • Address: 9th Floor 011 636 9111/2 SBZAZAJJ Standard Bank Centre 5 Simmonds Street Johannesburg 2001 P O Box 7725
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • To provide design and build decision agents and Credit process requirements for all Personal and Business products across the risk lifecycle for a particular stream (i.e. origination, account management and collections - to be customised per jobholder). This includes the process design of the end-to-end solution and working closely with appropriate Architectures (e.g., IT, Credit, Business, Data, etc.) to formulate sustainable strategic solutions.

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