Business Analyst, Economics

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support senior members of the Visa Business and Economic Insights Department on projects relating to the economy and the payments industry.
  • Mine existing Visa data in order to create and develop business methods to forecast, track and communicate performance and industry change drivers.
  • Translate complex macroeconomic trends down to the micro level for the payments industry.
    Develop and maintain PC-based econometric models and market segment databases to forecast industry trends and performance.
  • Draft final reports as well as prepare and give presentations for staff, senior management, and clients to ultimately influence business decisions.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s Degree in Economics required, but will consider a Master’s in other quantitative fields such as Statistics.
  • Typically requires at least five years of economic and/or financial analysis experience (education equivalent), preferably in the financial services industry.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, with proven success in synthesizing large data sets related to a wide variety of functional business problems.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical curiosity.
  • Ability to identify and build the required fact base to support project work, including leveraging a wide variety of internal and external data sources.
  • Eagerness to work intensively in joint teams with personnel of all levels to accomplish project objectives.
  • Proven ability to synthesize large sets of economic and financial Golvslipning Falkenberg data from private and government sources to develop new insights into the payments industry.
  • Proven ability to work with and merge large data sets using SAS or Stata (or similar programming software) a must.
  • EViews experience a plus.
  • Personal presence and ability to clearly communicate compelling messages in written and verbal communications.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility as a “peer” with Global Visa Functions and Regions.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and an ability to query databases to generate insights a must.