Cognos Planning Specialist

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Date Posted
22nd December 2017
Job Type
£450 to £550 Per Day

Job Description 

The Team

You’ll be working in a team of 5 amazing Cognos Specialists who all have an equal mix of BI and Planning skills. We are all working towards the same goal, bringing the best support to the business by offering best practice counsel, quality consultancy, training and mentoring as well as helpdesk support.


The Role

You’ll have the opportunity to self-govern your own projects end to end and put your ideas and skills in to motion. If you do not like being micro managed, then this role is perfect as you’re trusted to get the job done without someone peering over your shoulder, however a great support and advisory network are at hand.

At times you’ll have to go back to the basics by completing administrative tasks such as setting up user access and documentation, but this is shared equally across the time.

Initially the development and support will be in Cognos Planning, but due to the ever growing Finance Transformation Project there is a work stream to migrate to a new tool/s. This could provide you with new and exciting future opportunities within Hiscox!


What you’ll be doing as a Cognos Planning Specialist:

Scope and build new Planning models or make amendments to existing models.

Assist in the implementation of Cognos Change Control and Cognos Migration Approach to a new tool/s.

Act as a conduit between finance, IT and the business on Cognos related matters.

Promote the use of Cognos ‘best practice’ across the Group

Documenting of key activities and processes.

Provide general support to the business on Cognos including training, mentoring and helpdesk support.

Person Specification 

Must haves:

Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Cognos Enterprise Planning (Analyst and Contributor).

Accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) or appropriate business experience.

Solid experience in leading several Cognos implementations.

Confident communicator

A driven individual and effective team player

Work well under pressure and time constraints


Our nice to haves:

Cognos Enterprise Planning Certification

Exposure to Other Planning Products

Exposure to Cognos BI

Insurance industry experience


About Hiscox:

As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength – all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.

We insure the unique and interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.

Scratch beneath the surface and you will find a business that is solid, but slightly contrary. We like to do things differently and constantly seek to evolve. We might have been around for a long time (our roots go back to 1901), but we are young in many ways, ambitious and going place.

Some people might say insurance is dull, but life at Hiscox is anything but. If that sounds good to you, get in touch.

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