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Modelling Data & Implementation Analyst

Absa Group
Sandton Sandton, Gauteng North Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Job Role
Business Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
Empowering Africa's tomorrow, together…one story at a time.

With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Model Development Analysts with a background as quantitative analysts implementing PD, LGD and EAD models for Regulatory Capital and Impairments (IFRS9) models in a banking environment.

  • We will expect you to ensure model build data are of sufficient quality.Develop theoretical understanding and practical application of model development methodology through model building and application experience;
  • Complete statistical data analysis and produce model build documentation in an unambiguous and concise manner.
  • Have the ability to integrate technical statistical experience and business knowledge.
  • Ensure successful implementation of models by assisting the model implementation team through answering technical questions around the model workings.
  • Ensure full governance processes for modelling are complied with from model inception and build through to validation and sign-off by completing all relevant documentation according to the Absa Model Risk Policy.
  • Actively engage stakeholders (model users, validation team, monitoring team, regulators) to be fully engaged in process and delivery through email discussions, group meetings and one-on-one discussions ensuring their issues, objectives and priorities are reflected in agreed solutions.

A successful candidate will hold at least an honours degree in Statistics, Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI) or Mathematical Statistics or a related field with up to 6 years' experience in statistical model development or validation in a Business Banking or Investment Banking environment with process and people management experience preferred.

Proficiency in Base SAS or SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS data steps, SAS procedures, SAS SQL, SAS Macros in order to develop statistical models.


Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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