Business Analyst (Data Strategy)

FairMoney is hiring!


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

They started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

So far they disbursed close to 500,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. They are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth.

They are a team of 120 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.

Job Description


The Business Analyst Data Strategy is responsible for democratizing analytics for everyone in the company. They would serve every function (Product, Marketing, Data Science, Finance, Operations and Investors) in the company by understanding their analytics & reporting needs, translating them into scalable and automatable reports for the clients, but also into specifications for the data engineers. The position requires a strong attention to detail, rigor for perfection and the ability to learn and scale fast.


Build a full understanding of the entire business with every key insight on their fingertips.
Understand the analytics needs of every stakeholder, translate them into automatable reports and / or data models
Constantly explore new data sources to integrate into our data warehouse - by first exploring the data, building use cases and finally proposing specifications and rules for integration
Develop a client - relationship with all internal stakeholders by getting into their shoes, understanding their problems, and proposing solutions

Daily activity

Understand analytics needs of different functions
Automate / Scale up reporting / data pre-processing to democratize analytics within the company
Analyze / Explore new sources of data to be integrated into our data warehouse
Build use cases to make a case for their integration and propose specifications / rules
Plan and execute projects autonomously
End goal: Build a full-fledged reporting / analytics suite addressing every stakeholder’s needs within the company.

Preferred Experience

Competencies Required

Engineering + Business School graduate
A first experience in finance / financial analysis / sales analysis would be a plus
Process driven, structured and having attention to detail
Ability to learn new businesses, functions, tools, skills whenever required to get hands dirty
Good understanding of SQL is a must. A first experience with any reporting tool (power BI, qlikview, Tableau). Other analytical tools / any programming language are a big plus (python, R, other)
A basic understanding of different functions of a company - from finance to marketing and operations
Interest in developing markets, startup environment is a plus
Excellent communication and people skills
Open-minded and willing to go out of their comfort zone
Fluent in English (any other language is a plus)

Recruitment Process

Application & Pre-screening
30-min Phone Interview: Sid
Case study (SQL + Business Case) : Sid
Face to Face Interview
Meet with the team

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 01 March 2020
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 1 year
  • Occasional remote authorized