Business intelligence leader – a job description

Clients often ask me to help define their job description for a business intelligence (BI) leader, executive, or manager. Here’s what I typically provide:

Our research on Agile BI organizational structures is a good starting point.
Because that report doesn’t include a deep dive into individual job descriptions or salaries, you can refer to some great external resources from TDWI and Robert Half International.

Finally, here’s a description of a senior BI architect/manager/executive that I’ve used in the past. I would love to hear from everyone on what’s missing, what can be added, changed, etc.

Job title:Director/manager/VP of business intelligence

Reports to: Chief operations officer, chief strategy officer, chief information officer, chief financial officer (more popular in the past than the present) or some of the newer titles such as chief customer officer, chief data officer, or chief analytics officer.

Job description: The director/manager/VP of BI has

Read More

Job: Treasury & Corporate Finance Head at SIEMENS in Cairo, Egypt

Experience Needed:
More than 10 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time


Arabic, English

About the Job

t are my responsibilities?

  • Manage RC Egypt as Treasurer and act as Relationship Manager for the CFO on all Treasury relevant subjects, which do not fall under the responsibility of the Regional ME Treasury.
  • Provide first-class treasury services to operating business.
  • Manage and control financial risks, liquidity position and funding requirements.
  • Control appropriate administration of financial transactions.
  • Ensure process execution according to standardized treasury processes.
  • Advise operating businesses on compliance with financial guidelines and monitor adherence to MTO requirements.
  • Remediate and escalate non-compliance behavior with internal guidelines with the respective organization.
  • Responsible for the implementation and execution of Treasury FX processes for MTO countries.
  • Enable an active community with country FX Managers.
  • Communicate and report to Regional ME Treasury team, Regional Head of Treasury &
Read More

Job: Consulting, Finance Function – Manager at PWC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Experience Needed:
More than 6 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time


Arabic, English

About the Job

You will be working within the Finance Function Effectiveness team, which provides advisory services focused on the CFO agenda. The team works across a broad range of industries and delivers projects throughout the Middle East region. The work we typically undertake includes:

  • Finance operating model and finance transformation
  • Corporate planning, financial planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Corporate treasury
  • Public Financial Management, including Treasury Single Account, GFMIS and Cash to Accrual conversion
  • Effective financial control, reporting and consolidation
  • Shared services finance and transactional efficiencies
  • Costing and cost reduction opportunities
  • Leveraging ERP, EPM, Digital and Cloud technologies
  • Supporting adoption of new accounting standards (e.g. IFRS) and regulatory compliance standards (e.g. introduction of indirect tax) through Process and Systems enablement


  • Lead and deliver a diverse range of finance
Read More

Business Intelligence Analyst Job Description


Business intelligence analysts use data to figure out market and business trends for companies to increase profits and efficiency. They may work directly for a company or as a consultant. Business intelligence analysts gather this data through a number of ways, from mining a company’s computer data through software, looking at competitor data and industry trends to help develop a picture of where the company stands in the industry, where they can improve and where they can reduce costs.

Business intelligence analysts spend most of their time analyzing data. Past trends, current conditions, etc. They able to look at large chunks of data and understand trends, and then communicate those trends to the company.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), management analysts jobs like business intelligence analysts made a median income of $78,160 per year

Read More

The Entrepreneur Job Description | Personal Touch Career Services

Ah, job descriptions: While a critical document for the HR department, sometimes their value is not always appreciated in the day-to-day operations of the company. However, a job description’s value extends way beyond just being a tool to hire new employees. In fact, they can help establish expectations, identify areas of weakness, and give direction to the workday.

Interestingly enough, most entrepreneurs and business owners fail to write a job description for themselves. As a result, they perform their work “on instinct;” in the end, this results in overlooking key functions that can slip out-of-mind.

Many entrepreneurs may be quick to exclaim, “I do everything!” Well, that is not an effective management tool. For a job description to be work, it needs to state in clear terms what the areas of responsibility are and how they shall be performed.

Back some time ago, I created the job description for my

Read More

How to Transition into an Insurance Sales Agent Job

A career in insurance sales can be a real gamble even for someone with prior sales experience. While the most successful agents in the nation make more than $1 million annually, many of those who sign on to sell insurance wash out within a year.

While life insurance sales has a reputation for being an easy field to enter, that’s not always the case. At New York Life Insurance Company’s South Florida office, managing partner Greg Jensen reviewed applications from 1,300 people in 2007, but he hired only 45 as sales associates.

“A lot of companies try to convince job candidates that their company is great and everyone is going to make $100,000,” Jensen says. “We ask: Is this a suitable career for the candidate? We do an extensive job of interviewing to help the candidates know if this is the right career choice for them.”

Most Likely to Succeed

Read More

Senior Finance Executive – Job no. 5567


An investment firm based in Malta is seeking to recruit a Senior Finance Executive profile to join their team on a full-time basis. Chosen candidate will be responsible for reviewing the accounting and processing of client transactions, whilst also managing all corporate actions impacting client investment portfolios.


Our clients are a leading, well established and highly reputed investment services company providing a wide array of investment services.


Further responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and reviewing all correspondence with clients prior to its submission;
  • Ensuring the safekeeping and administration of all client monies and securities;
  • Compilation of periodic reports for finance, management and regulatory purposes;
  • Ensuring compliance with US IRS, FATCA and CRS requirements, including submission of all necessary reporting;
  • Assisting with other finance or compliance related duties as may be necessary


Applicants need to possess a tertiary level of education in accounting or finance and have at least

Read More

7 Best Business Intelligence Certifications and Job Training

Want to bulk up your business intelligence skills? Looking to add a few thousand dollars to your yearly salary?

Keep reading, because I’ve checked the web for the best business intelligence certifications and academic programs that make you better at your job and, possibly, better paid.

Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP)

If you check the Bureau of Labor Statistics for business intelligence certifications, you’ll find 126 certifications from 26 different sources. Most of those 26 are businesses (see vendor-specific training below). I’m starting, however, with the only vendor-neutral certification: the Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP), offered by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and the ICCP.


To be certified as a Business Intelligence Professional, you’ll need to take the exam. The exam breaks down thusly:

  • 3 tests required
    • Information Systems
    • Data Warehousing
    • Pick one: Business Analytics, Data Integration, Leadership and Management, Data Analysis and Design
  • 50% score on each of
Read More

Business Intelligence Analyst Job Description, Duties and Jobs


Job Duties and Tasks for:
“Business Intelligence Analyst”

1) Disseminate information regarding tools, reports, or metadata enhancements.

2) Conduct or coordinate tests to ensure that intelligence is consistent with defined needs.


3) Identify or monitor current and potential customers, using business intelligence tools.

4) Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.

5) Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.


6) Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users.

7) Identify and analyze industry or geographic trends with business strategy implications.

8) Provide technical support for existing reports, dashboards, or other tools.

9) Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.

10) Create or review technical design documentation to ensure the accurate development of reporting solutions.

11) Communicate with customers, competitors, suppliers, professional organizations, or others to stay abreast of industry or business trends.

Is being a “Business

Read More

Job Description of an Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneur is an individual who endeavors to create economic opportunity for them and others by forming a small business or corporate entity. Many top economists consider small business to be the heart of the US economy. Countless numbers of individuals dream of becoming independent entrepreneurs.

In order to make this dream come true, one would look to acquire a particular set of universal business related skills. Obtaining these skills can be a key advantage in making a small business undertaking a success. A bachelor’s degree or higher would be the first step towards achieving the status of entrepreneur, although when forming a business network on one’s own, there is no legal requirement to graduate from a college or university.

That being said the best course of action would be to achieve a level of masters in business administration or similar business related masters depending on the type of field

Read More