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Data Research Analyst (London, UK)

Data Research Analyst (London, UK)

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Data Research Analyst


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Aon Hewitt are currently recruiting a Data Research Analyst to join our team in London.


About Aon Hewitt


Aon Hewitt empowers organisations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organisational and personal performance and growth, navigate risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness. Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit


Aon is an equal opportunities employer.  Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.


New Bridge Street (part of Aon Hewitt)  is one of the UK's leading executive remuneration consultancies, advising more FTSE All-Share firms than any of our competitors. Having access to accurate and reliable research data, drawn and analysed from companies' public disclosures of executive remuneration information is vital to our client work and marketing activities. We have a team on 3 research roles dedicated to undertaking this analysis and maintaining our database of research data. The work requires attention to detail, an ability to read, understand and interpret, both text and numerical information, in Report and Accounts, and identify key pieces of information required.

The role provides the opportunity to develop a detailed knowledge of executive remuneration packages and design.


About the Role


As a Data Research Analyst some of your key responsibilities will involve:

The principal aims of the NBS Research Team are to maintain and develop the NBS database of executive remuneration data covering the FTSE All-Share, Fledgling, Eurotop 100, AIM 100 and various other European companies, as necessary to the highest possible standards of accuracy and to inform the work of consultants, Associate Partners and Partners.


This is furthered by the following objectives:

  • Analyse executive remuneration disclosures in company Reports &  Accounts in a timely and accurate manner,
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate secondary information resources,
  • Analyse the information gathered to answer consultants' queries.

A secondary aim is to facilitate information and knowledge sharing within NBS through:

  • Identifying areas of development for the NBS database,
  • Managing a range of information researches to aid consultants' work.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Timely and accurate analysis of information from company Report & Accounts,
  • Working as part of a team to achieve a high level of standardisation of information,
  • Monitoring share indices and constituents, including mergers and acquisitions and new flotations,
  • CPD particularly in the areas of corporate governance and executive remuneration practices,
  • Design and development of the in-house database (currently Microsoft Access but looking to move to a web-based system over the next 12 months).
  • Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.

About you


As a Data Research Analyst your skills and qualifications will ideally include:



  • Ideally (but not necessarily) educated to degree level in a discipline requiring a high level of text analysis and interpretation,
  • Clear evidence of strong numerical skills, A level equivalent in numerical subject preferred.


  • Textual and numerical analysis,
  • Experience of a wide range of IT applications, inducing Microsoft applications (ideally Excel and Access).

Key competencies

  • Ability to work in a team,
  • Attention to detail,
  • Flexible approach to work,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Highly motivated,
  • Ability to cope with large amount of routine work,
  • Willingness to learn.

Knowledge (desirable, but not essential)

  • Business information sources,
  • Corporate documents,
  • Corporate governance,
  • Executive remuneration.

Salary and Benefits


This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.



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