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Master Data Specialist


Murphy Group

2019-11-26 06:33:03

Job location Golborne, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Job type: contract

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

As an infrastructure specialist, Murphy directly employs more than 4,000 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives across the world. We operate in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, USA, Australia and the Middle East. We have a number of specialist capabilities such as pipelines, process, marine, tunnelling and piling, and we invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities.
Master Data Specialist - 12 month fixed term contract
Based Golborne

The role of the Master Data Specialist is to provide day to day delivery of Master Data processes for the Finance SSC under the direction of the Master Data Team Leader, including management of master data to enable finance processes, including data relating to customers, vendors, projects and General Ledger chart of accounts.

The Master Data Specialist is responsible for:
* Control data redundancy (example: duplicate records) through system oriented algorithms and manual, visual analysis
* Receive requests from the user community for changes to, or creation of master data records, and to manage the requests through a formal process of validation and approval
* Adhere to company data standards, dealing with exceptions on a case-by-case basis
* Coordinate with the user community to ensure correctness and completeness of data contained in requests
* Process data files (in Excel and/or Access) interfacing other non-financial systems
* Assist in coordinating changes to data in other non-financial systems that are impacted as a result of standardisation, elimination of duplicates, changes to specifications etc
* Implement approved and validated requests, in the centrally supported master data system
* Assist in pro-actively monitoring and analysing all master data files for continuous improvements on the cleanliness of data

Experience required:
* Previous experience working in Master Data, or similar role, with a propensity to learn

* AAT Level 1
* Data Accuracy & Compliance - high level of detail
* Data Integrity & Governance
* Accounting software experience
* Experience in providing Support to data owners with identifying and correcting data inconsistencies through exception reporting
* Effective communication skills, enabling confident communication with colleagues
* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc) and a willingness to learn new IT packages
* Numerate and able to identify inconsistencies when working with data
* Ability to take responsibility for an area and display initiative, working without constant supervision but seeking guidance or clarification when required
* Ability to follow organisational policies and procedures and learn new processes as required
* Able to maintain confidentiality when privy to personal data
* Personable and courteous with contacts at all levels

It would be desirable if you could demonstrate:
* Power BI or Data Warehouse experience
* Visio experience
* Ability to assimilate new information quickly and to learn new procedures
* Experience in developing and implementing strategies to translate business requirements and models into feasible and acceptable data warehouse designs to ensure that business needs are met

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